While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

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Joe Diemand, 76, has spent the past 20 years as a truck driver, sometimes driving all night. Such work, he says, leaves you “so tired that you can’t sleep.” The World Health Organization has described night shift work as “probably carcinogenic to humans.

Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.

This thought provoking article, writen by Margnus Wennman, first appeared in the the August 2018 edition of the National Geographic Magazine. It ends with an interesting hypothesis: that we perhaps have been asking the wrong question about sleep, ever since Aristotle.

The real wonder isn’t why we sleep. It’s why, with such an incredible alternative available, do we bother to stay awake?

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