Why do we sleep?
Brian T. Greuel
GREUELB1 at JAGUAR.UOFS.EDU
Fri Feb 25 14:12:48 EST 1994
In article <2klfsi$fdj at polaris.unm.edu>, kestrel at unm.edu (Omi) writes:
> With regard to the statement in a reply to "Why do we sleep", someone
> suggested that it is a conservative measure for the body--a "catch-up"
> time. Is there some sort of mechanism that causes an increase in body
> temp at this time? I've discovered that my body temp goes up about 10
> degrees immediately after I fall asleep, and have wondered at the
> reason. Any thoughts?
Surely you jest! A 10 degree increase over any extended period of time would
be lethal, wouldn't it?
Univ. of Scranton
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