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Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« on: October 17, 2013, 05:31:18 PM »
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While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.

During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a study of mice found.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/10/17/236211811/brains-sweep-themselves-clean-of-toxins-during-sleep
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 05:39:50 PM »
I saw an article about this on the BBC and thought about posting it.  Maybe the toxins prevented me.  :)
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 05:46:05 PM »
Mmmmmmm, brains.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2013, 05:46:18 PM by xOrthodox4Christx »
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 05:46:16 PM »
I saw an article about this on the BBC and thought about posting it.  Maybe the toxins prevented me.  :)

Nope, not getting enough sleep will prevent you from thinking.
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 05:47:45 PM »
Mmmmmmm, brains.

Viewing that photo is enough to keep me awake at night.
From where did you get that zombie party?

Oh, please don't tell.

EDIT: Great! Awesome! Wonderful! You deleted that photo. It was positively nightmarish.
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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 05:58:18 PM »
I saw an article about this on the BBC and thought about posting it.  Maybe the toxins prevented me.  :)

Nope, not getting enough sleep will prevent you from thinking.

While you sleep, Harry Potter sells your dreams to the Name-Worshippers.
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 06:06:30 PM »
I saw an article about this on the BBC and thought about posting it.  Maybe the toxins prevented me.  :)

Nope, not getting enough sleep will prevent you from thinking.

While you sleep, Harry Potter sells your dreams to the Name-Worshippers.

Mmmmmmm, brains.
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 06:16:55 PM »
So all those sleep deprived monastics have brains full of toxins?
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2013, 06:34:53 PM »
I saw an article about this on the BBC and thought about posting it.  Maybe the toxins prevented me.  :)

Nope, not getting enough sleep will prevent you from thinking.

While you sleep, Harry Potter sells your dreams to the Name-Worshippers.

Mmmmmmm, brains.



Mmmmmmm, brains.

EDIT: Great! Awesome! Wonderful! You deleted that photo. It was positively nightmarish.
It looked tacky to me.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2013, 06:40:09 PM by xOrthodox4Christx »
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2013, 08:27:30 PM »
I saw an article about this on the BBC and thought about posting it.  Maybe the toxins prevented me.  :)

Nope, not getting enough sleep will prevent you from thinking.

While you sleep, Harry Potter sells your dreams to the Name-Worshippers.

Genius.
January 23, 2016, 03:47:17 PM   Ad Hominem - "mere foil"   +45

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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2013, 09:50:02 AM »
I saw an article about this on the BBC and thought about posting it.  Maybe the toxins prevented me.  :)

Nope, not getting enough sleep will prevent you from thinking.

And thinking too much can prevent you from sleeping.  ;)
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2013, 10:21:05 AM »
I saw an article about this on the BBC and thought about posting it.  Maybe the toxins prevented me.  :)

Nope, not getting enough sleep will prevent you from thinking.

While you sleep, Harry Potter sells your dreams to the Name-Worshippers.

LOL!
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2013, 11:00:51 AM »
So insomniacs are more likely to get Alzheimer's?

But I think I get good enough sleep...I dunno......I dont remember anything when I sleep......

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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2013, 11:14:38 AM »
I love the sleep where you are so dead tired that when you go to sleep you are so deep into it that it feels like you are close to death.
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2013, 11:20:28 AM »
I love the sleep where you are so dead tired that when you go to sleep you are so deep into it that it feels like you are close to death.

I get it......... "dead" + "tired8) 8).
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2013, 12:20:06 PM »
I love the sleep where you are so dead tired that when you go to sleep you are so deep into it that it feels like you are close to death.

How do they know what it feels like to be close to death?

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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2013, 12:46:51 PM »
I love the sleep where you are so dead tired that when you go to sleep you are so deep into it that it feels like you are close to death.

How do they know what it feels like to be close to death?

Ask the French.
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2013, 02:20:56 PM »
If sleeping possibly reduces your risk of Alzheimer's...

And smoking possibly blocks the plaques associated with Alzheimers...

We can only wait for the Daily Mail to run a headline, "Sleeping has same health consequences as smoking."
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2013, 02:34:05 PM »
If sleeping possibly reduces your risk of Alzheimer's...

And smoking possibly blocks the plaques associated with Alzheimers...

We can only wait for the Daily Mail to run a headline, "Sleeping has same health consequences as smoking."

LOL!
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Re: Something Else To Keep You Awake at Night
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2013, 02:52:15 PM »
If sleeping possibly reduces your risk of Alzheimer's...

And smoking possibly blocks the plaques associated with Alzheimers...

We can only wait for the Daily Mail to run a headline, "Sleeping has same health consequences as smoking."

Flawed research can give interesting results. Was that research funded by the American tobacco industries?
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Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.