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Katie Comerford Dr. Tuma Psychology 101 11/05/2007 Sleep Why do we sleep? All animals all people all insects do it. You do it from the cradle to the grave, you can try staying up but eventually you just can’t fight it anymore and you need to sleep. Sleep can seem like being off, we go to sleep die every night and wake up every morning according to Cervantes. When discovering what goes on in a cat’s brain when it’s sleeping, there’s almost a circus going on in his brain. This disproved Cervantes, because clearly there is activity when asleep. Many marine life and creatures of the air have split-brain sleep. In ducks the would all sleep in a group, the birds in the center slept with both eyes closed whereas the birds on the outside slept with there eyes half open. Each eye is attached to the opposite hemispheres.
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Unformatted text preview: When electrodes were inserted they discovered that they could rest one side of the hemispheres at a time. For dolphins the main danger would be drowning, where the ducks are in danger of being eating. There are times that you just can’t sleep. Sometimes you can’t sleep because you’re staying up all night for school, work etc. Sometimes it is done to you, if you have a young child or baby they won’t sleep through the nights and will keep you up. Chemically what is tired? Dr. Allen Pact has a theory, about sleep at the cellular level. In small animals, when they are sleep deprived the proteins don’t get unfolded. If your proteins are misshapen they start accumulating and can form clumps. That is the result of not having enough sleep, because of sleep the clumps get broken up....
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