sleeping on your feet

Apparently a sleep deprived brain can shut down even when you seem to be awake.

When deprived of sleep, parts of the human brain may doze off, secretly snatching moments of slumber even as people seem to be awake. That could explain why our sleep-deprived selves are so cognitively challenged: We are, if not precisely half-asleep, partially asleep.

I could swear this is what happens to me sometimes when I’ve not had enough sleep thanks to the little boy.

  • I can’t remember things as well.
  • I hove difficulty processing what others are saying to me.
  • I get more easily flustered.

Perhaps that’s proof enough that some of my neurons are sound asleep.

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