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.