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Sleep is the thing you do when you're not awake an altered state of consciousness where the body goes into a meditative state, muscle movement decreases and you tend to react less to your environment, like your alarm clock. It is unknown why sleep is needed, but some theories suggest that it is the main time that the brain organizes itself.[1] Having a brain however is not a prerequisite for sleep: it has been shown that some species of "upside-down jellyfish" (genus Cassiopea) enter a sleep-like state.[2][3] Jellyfish have no brains.

There are many disorders associated with sleep, such as falling sleep suddenly at inopportune times (narcolepsy), a lack of sleep (insomnia), and making an annoying noise and waking everyone around you (snoring).

I had a dream[edit]

Sleep is also where dreams occur, along with nightmares and lucid dreaming. Dreams are most vivid during REM (Rapid Eye Movement), where your muscles relax and the front part of your brain shuts down, which is why dreams are so bizzare. Dreams occur every night, but usually your brain forgets at least half of them by the time you wake up.[4]


Ways to avoid sleeping[edit]

  • Take a placebo
  • Going on an editing spree.
  • Caffeine
  • Remembering the possibility that your consciousness is destroyed every time you fall asleep and a new one is created when you wake up.
  • Japanese horror films
  • Cat attack
  • Pain
  • Procrastination
  • Stress
  • Life
  • Creepypasta (sometimes)
  • Second wind
  • Overworking
  • Expose yourself to a screen of any sort. Do not wear lens with orange filters.

Ways to fall asleep[edit]

  • Take a placebo
  • Reading the Meta-Wiki
  • Listening to any audiobook
  • Head injury
  • Pain
  • Stress
  • Life
  • Overworking
  • Snuggling with a cat
  • Sleep deprivation

See also[edit]