Culture of sleep
In different countries, the attitude to sleep can radically differ. Someone exhausting yourself lack sleep, someone is satisfied with the day Siesta. In India yoga for years train your body to emerge victorious in the struggle with sleep and learn to stay awake all day.
Quite a different attitude in Japan. A dream for the Japanese, not a physiological necessity, and the same pleasant pastime, like going with friends to a restaurant in the Roppongi area or watching a good film at the cinema. If a person is strong in spirit, he will never sleep, because he was tired. He can’t sleep because the sleep is very nice and a good reward after a hard day. So they sleep everywhere, and always believing that sleep is a privilege, not a waste of time.
Many people at least once in my life seen a prophetic dream, but it is still not clear that it is a human super-intuition or just my imagination.
But scientists confirm that dreams are deeply symbolic. Dreams are how our imperfect brain processes incoming information, distorts and interpreted it for me. And it really can tell about the psychological state of a person. However, the fact that psychology in the field of dream interpretation in recent years has moved far ahead, no one cares. Continue to read Freud and considered his interpretation of dreams through the prism of sexual desire as a priori true.
Indian Vadakara Muhammad in his 34-year ill sleep disorder. After that, he never slept, and lived for another 46 years, never falling asleep. All the time he devoted to religion – Muhammad(saw) has memorized the Qur’an.
In 1876, 14-year-old Swedish schoolgirl Caroline Olson, returning home, slipped and hit her head hard. She fell into a state of sleep from which she could not withdraw even an electric shock. Dream Carolina lasted 42 years and 42 days, and all this time took care of her first mother, and after her death, a neighbor.
Caroline returned to normal life and died in 1950, 88 years of age.
We sleep not to rest
The human body is a well-organized mechanism that focuses on survival in any conditions. Your body will relax and recover in any horizontal position. Then we sleep to rest our brains. Many chemical processes in the brain begin the process of recovery only during sleep. For a long time awake, the brain begins to “fail” – deteriorating memory and cognitive function, it is also possible the emergence of auditory hallucinations and feelings of deja vu. A full 24 hours without sleep will cause your body more harm than 0.05% of alcohol in the blood (a condition of strong intoxication).
Everything from small to big dreams. People, blind from birth, dreams, made up of many smells, sounds, and sensations. Even animals have dreams. Some, such as giraffes or African elephants sleep only two hours a day. Others hold a real sleepy marathon – Australian koalas are asleep about 22 hours a day.
But dolphins and whales are sleeping and awake at the same time – unlike other mammals they consciously control the breathing process. Here and have them “disable” only some part of the brain.
The lack of dreams is a sign of serious psychological disorders or severe complications of certain diseases.