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Old 04-18-17, 08:31 PM   #16
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Re: sleeping issues

Our bodies I think require as much sleep as they can get, but not in one stretch at all or entirely. We nap of course. Sometimes the brain just needs to shut down. Plus I think our waking up is a hold over from when we needed to be vigilant from predation or marauders. I rarely sleep solidly through the night. The first vivid dream and bam I'm awake. When I was way younger I could sleep and sleep. But I had fewer worries. Adulthood. What a chore.

When we were hunters and gatherers we'd get what we needed and then took a snooze. Farming ruined us. Crop raiders and feeding the livestock: a day long event. And even at night---that's why we had dogs.
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