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? 
> 
> Kestrel 
>  

Surely you jest!  A 10 degree increase over any extended period of time would 
be lethal, wouldn't it?

Brian Greuel
Univ. of Scranton







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