Things best pondered at 4am: Why do we sleep?

This is what I get for surfing at four a.m. apparently:  A really nice, long, juicy article about why we sleep!  It tackles some new research and proposes a sort-of-new conclusion, too.  Good read!  It's always nice to be reminded why sleep is important, as I think keeping this in mind can only help our efforts to do it more efficiently.

And science wins (at least) twice today!  Check out this amazing picture of a detail of the Helix Nebula:

There's why we call them "The Heavens", eh?  ;)

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Word addict, kungfu/taiji nut, and life-partner to polyphasic sleep. Rabid fan of as many hobbies as the world will let me pry into its piddly fourth dimension (it helps to have knocked out the fourth wall).
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2 Responses to Things best pondered at 4am: Why do we sleep?

  1. Sorcerer88 says:

    Really interesting theory, and it seems very convincing at first sight. Then again, many intuitively coherent theories have been wrong. Too bad about the paywall!

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