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Learn Me Something: What Is Sleep? →

Podcast: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the topic of sleep, a follow up to our episode on [dreams][hologramradio]. How does science define sleep and what are all of the components that make it up? Why are some people unable to get regular restful sleep? There’s a ton of research that is being done on the subject, so we scratch the surface of that in this podcast to try and figure it all out.

Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings.

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