Why Does The Rejuvenation of Sleep Come From Being Unconscious?

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Why does the rejuvenation of sleep, come from being unconscious?

Have you ever wondered, “Why do we as humans sleep?”
If we humans were the machine-like creatures of classical Newtonian physics we would not need “sleep”, only simply a steady source of fuel, until the internal parts are corrupted beyond repair, and can no longer function properly as a unit. But humans can’t really continue without sleep, using fuel as our only source of energy, can we?

We are born sleepers; a newborn sleeps approximately 20-22 hours a day for its first weeks upon arrival of this dense planet. No matter how much you try to arouse their attention to the world of matter, they remain non-physically focused within their physical bodies. Short, emergent burst into to their waking world, for fuel and data, then back to dreamland for a newly arrived humans. This sort of behavior continues for the first three months of life, while the sleep begins to taper off as they become more accustomed to the 3D environment. So why is sleep so important? Why does one need the tool of removing ones attention from the world that is perceived through our 5 senses? If you are to take an objective look at sleep and its components, what happens during sleep to the human body and what are the repercussions of not sleeping? It begins to become easy to hypothesize that wherever we “go” when we lay down our physical bodies and withdraws our consciousness from the world perceived with our senses, is the place that we prefer on some level.

First lets tackle the question, why is sleep so important? While researching information for this essay, I interviewed several people and it was a general consensus that we all need sleep to “rest” or for “rejuvenation”. I asked one college student and his reply was “because I need the energy…” what a paradox, to gain energy for the waking world, one must lose consciousness, this remains a paradox because even though it seems as if your body is in a state of restfulness, the inner workings of your body have not ceased at all.

During sleep the human body and brain goes into action, every night your brain performs a tune-up, Brain cells that were active all day shut down for repair. Chemicals clean up from brain cells activity and in some places new brain cells grow, during REM sleep your brain gets so busy that the blood flow is nearly doubled, which means there’s still active communication between your mind and heart, arteries, organs cells, bones, limps all never stop doing what they do during sleep, really .. The only part that shuts down is our thought center, the frontal lobe located within your brain.
The frontal lobes are considered our emotional control center and home to our personality. This part of our brain is the only part that is no longer active, which lends to the question, why does the personality part of our body remove its focus upon the body? And why does this process of allowing our conscious mind remove itself from the unity of human bodily function, seem to replenish our energy??

If our conscious mind is replenishing itself from some other source then it must be a postulate that is not yet being considered. What is this source of energy? Have we begun to consider the magnitude of its power? If you understand the amount of time you sleep, usually between 6-10 hours for the average human, which is around 18-20% of each day spent in an unconscious state. And this state by all accounts is what we need to receive energy, by this clear statement it seems easy for this writer to see how somehow the source of human energy is non-physical and our immortality lies in knowledge that we humans need sleep to survive the waking world of matter. Which leads to the idea that maybe we are not as much “human” as we think, but more this non-physical energy that sustains our human body, Humans need non-physical retreat from waking consciousness to continue to use the extremely limited however fine-tuned 5 senses to perceive the world of matter, if this is true, and it is, then we can easily consider that one’s permanent withdrawal of consciousness from the 3D world of matter, the idea that we call “death” can be no more than the full focus upon this non-physical source on which we have drawn upon, by way of sleep, during the entire human lifespan.

Sleep must not only be a cousin to death, but more closely related as in a sister. These are two ideas, born from the same notion. In a sense we each “die” every night, each night removing your consciousness from your world, your world that you see, smell and taste and touch, to replenish ourselves but really when you think of it, what part of our bodies are really being replenished? Our human form lives on food, gets its energy from carbohydrates, proteins, sugars, but somehow without the releasing of our consciousness from this world once every 24hr orbit of the Earth, we cannot even focus our minds on this waking world.

Our human bodies are clearly mechanisms of wonder and delight, however cannot be the dwelling place that is commonly perceived, sleep is the clear indicator of this perception. Moreover, if our human bodies purpose serves to function more like vehicles, using sleep or the removal of consciousness for fuel, then it’s possible that death is the removal of that vehicle, not the driver.

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  1. CJ

    I remained awake for 2 days. i got so tired that i dozed off. i bolted awake 20 minutes later and was fully refreshed, explain that? i was then able to carry on partying for another 36 hours non-stop!!

    • It seems to me that the outcome based on what you have stated may be something like this:

      – i am going to stay awake for 23h 56m 4.100s x 2d = 86 164,1s / 2d = 47,86894h
      – alternatively calculated 47h 52m 8.200s
      – dozing off for 20 minutes
      – after 20 minutes of sleep i am fully refreshed
      – ready to party 36 hours non-stop

      Just for the sake of argument, let us say i need maximum of 8 hours of sleep with 1 minute of awakeness between 2 hours of persistent sleep.

      – 23h 56m 4.100s – 8h 0m 0s = 15h 56m 4.100s
      – rest of the day is persistent awakeness
      – exception is taking a nap one or more times
      – nap time is between 10-30 minutes

      Total expected lifespan of mine is 78 years which equals 2 453 091 927 seconds thru my calculation (more or less trial and error).

      – continuous 2 day / 20 minutes = 36 hour non-stop awake-sleep cycle
      – around 11 hours missing from first round of 2 day cycle
      – repeat 20 minutes of sleep?
      – if yes, then I may suffer another 11 hour reduction (only able to party 25 hours)
      – alternatively I may not suffer 11 hour reduction and I can keep up the pace
      – if not, then I may proceed 8h 4m 0s cycle or 2 hour cycle for cycle recovery
      – cycle recovery returns [15h 56m 4.100s | 8h 0m 0s] awakeness-sleep cycle
      – result dependant from overal behavior

      Result suggests a massive headache-drought mixture period which needs persistent sleep of X hours if behavior includes the consumption of alcohol, smoke, repeated majorly bass-emphasised music with volume level of a regular club, swift movement and/or hasty change of directions. If I continue this path, then I am taking a risk of a burnout (gradual mild, instant heavy).

      We are more or less like computers or then again I should say computers are more or less like humans. They can party all night long and all day long, but eventually one of their inner components is going to fail from the continuous subsequent stress built upon them by the presence of motion if their average, common, regular, calculated time of use per day is crossed.

      Whenever I continue to endure stress second after second the mind ultimately has no other way, but to shut down the system to cool it down if I decide not to change my situation myself. Usually this may be already too late which depends from the overal consumption of uncommon substances over unregular basis which affect the signals traveling within my body. During this peak or pinnacle moment one or more of the inner components may suffer malfunction or failure which makes it collapse even if the system is on cooldown.

      If I keep this pace up, I may suffer lifespan reduction which equals the total amount of moments in which the cycle recovery takes place. Cycle recovery is the moment when formating happens, a reset of the system so to speak. The more time it is needed to reset the system, the more likely it is that the next cycle recovery is not a recovery anymore, but a game over. Thus humans originally die sleeping, pass away, for it is their last set of format command that has already been used. No more dimes to play arcade that is. Cycle recovery is similar to sleep, but sleep comes gradually over time. Cycle recovery is more like a backup phase activated when I don’t gain enough sleep which is the maintenance phase.

      If it is of any consolidation, it is more probable to suffer a fatal impact from any external source during the party time since the signals and senses blur.

      This happened to my computer. It was in heavy use and one day it jammed. Gradually slowing down until it jammed for good. The last moment was sensable. Within 20-30 second period the computer slowed down the most and then it jammed. The End.

      How does this sound?

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