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Sleep

Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings. It is distinguished from wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, but is more easily reversed than the state of being comatose. Sleep occurs in repeating periods, in which the body alternates between two distinct modes known as non-REM and REM sleep. Although REM stands for "rapid eye movement", this mode of sleep has many other aspects, including virtual paralysis of the body. A well-known feature of sleep is the dream, an experience typically recounted in narrative form, which resembles waking life while in progress, but which usually can later be distinguished as fantasy.

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Getting good grades while sleeping in class

Ah, so you’ve come to learn about the phenomenon of academically surviving while sleeping in class. Unfortunately for you, there is no magic spell or cursed ring of power that can grant you both of these results instantaneously. Certain students’ abilities to doze off in class and simultaneously not fail are founded in these principles: 1) the class is not very useful or 2) the class is useful, but not as useful as the textbook and internet.

Contributed by Lucy Zhang

22 Awkward Moments People Who Hate Waking Up Will Totally Understand

This is my favorite: "Every morning you have the internal debate as to whether you can miss school or work today so that you can go back to sleep. You then furiously calculate the number of sick days you have left, or whether you can afford to miss a day of class"

Contributed by Violetta Gir

Put in what time you need to wake up in the morning and this online calculator will tell you what time you need to go to sleep so you feel fully rested!

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

I think I saw you in my sleep

you were stitching up the seams

Contributed by Sabrina Bowler

Sleep

A mans best friend

Contributed by Julie SaNchez

Talks about why we need plenty of sleep and gives 5 tips for getting more/better sleep!

Contributed by Tori Griffin

Need more sleep don't drink pop when going to bed, Don't take any supplement that has caffeine!

Contributed by Lee Rosey

Improve memory and tell your parents that are yelling at you for sleeping too much to read this article!

Contributed by Courtney Walsh

We never really think about how much we sleep. Think about this: a 75 year old person has spent about 23 years of his or her life sleeping. My first thought when I first heard this was that that's a lot of time wasted, but then I realized that it's the rest we achieve by sleeping that makes our awake time so much more fulfilling.

Contributed by Keri Potter

i like sleep but my internet thinks otherwise

Contributed by Angie Grant

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