Why do we sleep?
MULROY at EPISAS.EPI.WISC.EDU
Mon Feb 28 15:37:19 EST 1994
In <2ktckm$k3t at polaris.unm.edu> kestrel at unm.edu writes:
> My apologies--a bit of an exaggeration there. The situation, as observed
> from a second-hand viewpoint (as I am asleep at the time), is that, upon
> falling asleep, my body starts to radiate quite a bit more heat than it
> does under waking conditions. I haven't noticed a similar radiation with
> other adults, but have observed an increase in heat radiation by infants
> during sleep cycles; I wonder if there may be a connection. Personally,
> the increase of temp when I fall asleep is dramatic enough for another to
> tell immediately that I am "over the brink". Has anyone else noticed this
> phenomenon, or have a hypothesis about it?
Tell me, do you snore, have asthma, or enlarged tonsils and adneoids?
Any other breathing difficulties? are you overweight?
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