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Possibly of interest: 2011 study from Berkeley, published in the Journal of Neuroscience: Pulling an all-nighter can bring on euphoria and risky behavior: https://news.berkeley.edu/2011/03/22/pulling-an-all-nighter/


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I don’t have a direct or a very reputable reference to answer this question, but I work in the clinical field and have seen many insomniacs, so I’ll offer you the answers based on the references and the experiences I have for you to consider in the meantime. Melatonin’s principal function is to convey the message of darkness or information about timing of ...


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Imagery Distraction The technique referred to is called 'imagery distraction' (Harvey & Payne, 2002). Some evidence has been found for “imagery distraction” being associated with shorter sleep onset latency and less frequent and distressing pre-sleep cognitive activity. The success of the “imagery distraction” task is attributed to it occupying ...


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I believe the important⁽¹⁾ point is paradoxical sleep. If you cannot sleep, you should try to defocus your thought, in order to allow neurones to "run freely"⁽²⁾. (1) It has be shown that rats deprived of paradoxical sleep died in 16-54 day. (2) I don't know if this will work, but I've been taught at university that neurons can die from sub or over ...


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It seems like there is a common idea that dreaming occurs only during REM sleep, but I'm not quite sure why this persists. Scientists interested in sleep and dreaming have known for a long time that dreams occur in both NREM and REM sleep, and there are many papers comparing NREM to REM dreams. Cavallero, C., Cicogna, P., Natale, V., Occhionero, M., & ...


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“Mixing sleep and study in the same location sends mixed signals to the brain,” Carter wrote in an email. “It does not know which it is supposed to be focusing on. This leads to less effective studying (and) learning, and it makes it harder to fall asleep when you want to.” This may have to do in the context of Pavlovian Conditioning. Pahlov found he ...


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