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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

What Dreams May Come..

"The famous co-discoverer of DNA who also became renowned for his work in neuroscience, the late Francis Crick of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, and molecular biologist Graeme Mitchison of the University of Cambridge have maintained that we actually dream to forget. According to their theory, dream sleep is a self-cleansing program. Unencumbered by the constantly flowing signals of the waking state, the brain uses the calm of the night to free the system from informational refuse. Superfluous and disturbing images, memories and associations are brought up in dreams, checked for value, then erased from the cortex."

"Sweet Dreams Are Made of This"- Read this article at Scientic American Mind

From now on, if someone asks me why in the world I sleep for 8 hours a day, I'll say, "Hey, I need to cleanse informational refuse from my clogged neuronal network!!"..:)

Jokes apart, I know many friends of mine who survive on 5-6 hours of sleep per day and are consequently irritated, forgetful and cranky. I daresay there are thousands of others out there who cut back on sleep to maybe party, work hard or watch television. To my friends and all those others, there's nothing that a little bit of planning and prioritizing can't accomplish. Nothing is worth your sleep!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely I agree with you on "there's nothing that a little bit of planning and prioritizing can't accomplish. Nothing is worth your sleep!" ..

I often wonder why some people can't sleep for 8 hrs and will be even surprised to see 'em getting up early around 5 am and disturbing others for no reasons !

So makkaley nalla Thooonga kathukanga ... Arogyama erunga !

-Vasu

Subha said...

Vasu,
Nee nalla kumbhakarna thookkam podarathukku oru vilambaram veraya..:)

>>"surprised to see 'em getting up early around 5 am and disturbing others for no reasons"

Kay, VV- take note. Paiyan ungalai dhaan thaakkaraan nu ninaikkiren..:)

Rags said...

From now on noobody asks me why I sleep till sunset during weekends...any questions see this blog...

Priya said...

8hrs thoongarannu solraye.. appo meedhi yaaru solva:)
madhyana kanakku enna??

subramoni said...

touche

Arjuna_Speaks said...

Subha - I did the unthinkable today!! I just finished reading all your blogs!!!Awesome! Loved the ones about Trichy since it rekindled my past at REC Trichy during 1996-2000! I too watched Alaipayuthey on May 2, 2000 and that was the last film I saw before I left Trichy! Nice ones Subha!

Arvind said...

Sleep - wow, i can't/won't give it up even if am asleep :P

Zeppelin said...

hmmm... i am feeling slwwpy right away... i think am working tooo hard now ..;)

btw, Sweet Dreams are made of these is among the songs I like of Shock Rocker, Marilyn Manson

cheers!

Aalthotabupathy said...

"Superfluous and disturbing images, memories and associations are brought up in dreams, checked for value, then erased from the cortex."

I dont think it will be erased from whatsoever it is. I could remember most of my dreams. Infact planning to blog em in future. But I've heard my friends saying that they dont remember what they dreamed. Hmm... that apart ur blog looks cool.