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Unformatted text preview: REM sleep compared to only 10% for adults. Sleep is critical to a healthy life, for this reason I would very skeptical about a pill that would make the user sleep only one hour. If someone was to sleep only one hour they would not be able to go through all of the sleep cycle. Each part of the sleep cycle plays an important role and should not be shortened or skipped. Dreams are critical to our sleep as it is an escape for the mind. As the book says “ … it’s as if the dreaming brain were reviewing messages left on a telephone answering machine to see which ones are worth keeping”. I would not take a sleeping pill that limited the amount of sleep I would be receiving especially early on when the medicine RUNNINGHEAD: A Pill for Your Dreams was released. The only way I would even consider taking something like this is if there were clinical trials showing very few to no negative side effects....
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- Spring '14
- Psychology, 10%, 50%, 90%, one hour, 9 hours