aeonmagazine.com: Life without sleep #
jessa gamble über medikamentöse wege irgendwelches gedöns zu machen statt zu schlafen. leiderversteht immer noch niemand genau warum wir überhaupt schlafen:
One reason why stimulants have proved a disappointment in reducing sleep is that we still don't really understand enough about why we sleep in the first place. More than a hundred years of sleep deprivation studies have confirmed the truism that sleep deprivation makes people sleepy. Slow reaction times, reduced information processing capacity, and failures of sustained attention are all part of sleepiness, but the most reliable indicator is shortened sleep latency, or the tendency to fall asleep faster when lying in a dark room. An exasperatingly recursive conclusion remains that sleep's primary function is to maintain our wakefulness during the day.