What is behind the Real reason why we sleep?

Jul 27, 2010 Comments by

I was randomly pondering the other day about the 24 hours in a day and how it applies to our existence as humans. To an average person, an entire day is broken down into 3 parts.  We as humans typically have a 6 or 8 (+ or -) sleep schedule, go to school or work for another 8 hours, and spend time doing our other tasks for the last third of the day.

So let’s further break this down…We work and interact with our surroundings for 2/3rds of the day and usually store the major events into our memory banks.  The last third is for sleep and is meant to rest our bodies.  But I guess what got me thinking is what really happens when we sleep.  Is there another reason we spend a third of our lives in bed besides resting and rejuvenating our human bodies? 

If the answer is yes, then it is further proven by examining the very reason on how and why we have dreams.  In a dream, a part of us is in a place that we can never be at in a physical moment at the same exact time our ‘dream’ is being represented and displayed.  I guess what got me thinking about this topic is that “how can we be at a place we may have never seen before in our lives, but it can be embedded into our own minds as if it exists during our sleep?”

There has got to be more on why we rest our bodies and spend a third of our life cycle ‘sleeping.’  Hopefully in the near future, I want to further analyze brain wave patterns and how they relate to our physical and imaginative presence on earth.   But until then, it’s very late and I should be getting the 5 or 6 hours of sleep I usually get before a typical work day. 

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