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that sleep is an addiction?

There are few concrete studies as to the functions of sleep. If you believe that it is to refresh yourself, think to the many symptoms of sleeplessness which are similar to those of a drug addict who did not have his fix. Some studies show that too much sleep, like too much drugs, is detrimental to health.

Perhaps sleep is a habit that has became an addiction after it is reinforced behavior... just a thought.
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Yeah but after detoxing you end up back on your feet, perfectly healthy (most of the time). If staying up for days in a row is getting the sleep "out of your system" you should be getting better as time goes on. Unfortunately, you die.
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Same could be said for breathing.

Seriously though, we all need to sleep to survive; we don't all need cocaine to survive.
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@pumpkinsoup wrote
that sleep is an addiction?

There are few concrete studies as to the functions of sleep. If you believe that it is to refresh yourself, think to the many symptoms of sleeplessness which are similar to those of a drug addict who did not have his fix. Some studies show that too much sleep, like too much drugs, is detrimental to health.

Perhaps sleep is a habit that has became an addiction after it is reinforced behavior... just a thought.




OF COURSE WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT? I SLEEPA LOT
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I definitely sleep too much. I am addicted to getting an extra 30 minutes of sleep after my boyfriend gets out of bed to go to work. Love having the bed to myself for that extra little bit.
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@mynameismattgotmlgo wrote
Same could be said for breathing.

Seriously though, we all need to sleep to survive; we don't all need cocaine to survive.



um... not quite. Respiration is necessary for the production of ATP (I'm sure everyone remembers that from chemistry :)), but sleep has no such functions. And for the post above: it is possible to die if one detoxes too quickly (just as if you suddenly decided one day that you are not going to sleep). There are chemical changes in the drug addict's brain that requires them to take increasing amounts of drugs to sustain themselves.

... I (or my teacher) proposed this simply as thought experiment. I would not recommend that anyone stay wake to fight "addiction" (as I am against this idea), but it just goes to show that the ideas that one holds to be fundamental can/ should be questioned.
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@pumpkinsoup wrote

@mynameismattgotmlgo wrote
Same could be said for breathing.

Seriously though, we all need to sleep to survive; we don't all need cocaine to survive.



um... not quite. Respiration is necessary for the production of ATP (I'm sure everyone remembers that from chemistry :)), but sleep has no such functions. And for the post above: it is possible to die if one detoxes too quickly (just as if you suddenly decided one day that you are not going to sleep). There are chemical changes in the drug addict's brain that requires them to take increasing amounts of drugs to sustain themselves.

... I (or my teacher) proposed this simply as thought experiment. I would not recommend that anyone stay wake to fight "addiction" (as I am against this idea), but it just goes to show that the ideas that one holds to be fundamental can/ should be questioned.



Interesting perspective; I've heard of people going on 4 hours of sleep without having any trouble, so perhaps that represents "cutting down" lol.
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the TOPIC STARTER IS AN IDIOT, there`s also quiet a bit of evidence stating we need sleep to survive. we don`t need alcohol, or ecstasy or magic mushrooms (BTW it`s brand of mushrooms too).
its like the same thing as saying that im addicted to taking a sh*t. if i do it to much, i must of eaten to much which isn`t healthy, ow i also exhibit signs and symptoms (sarcasm)
-a$$ hurting
-feeling good after dropping it
-holding my a$$ cheeks together
- exbiting red face when the deuce is to big

if your going to try to act like a smarta$$, find a less retarded theory such mattet is created from earth, fire, water and air.
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Uh... Not sleeping will kill you. It's required to live and function.
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I think anything that is newly introduced that we develop a habit of using, like drugs or alcohol, is an addiction. Sleep, like other bodily functions, is not something new that we become addicted too. Interesting viewpoint tho. :D
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@NeptuniumTrioxide wrote
the TOPIC STARTER IS AN IDIOT, there`s also quiet a bit of evidence stating we need sleep to survive. we don`t need alcohol, or ecstasy or magic mushrooms (BTW it`s brand of mushrooms too).
its like the same thing as saying that im addicted to taking a sh*t. if i do it to much, i must of eaten to much which isn`t healthy, ow i also exhibit signs and symptoms (sarcasm)
-a$$ hurting
-feeling good after dropping it
-holding my a$$ cheeks together
- exbiting red face when the deuce is to big

if your going to try to act like a smarta$$, find a less retarded theory such mattet is created from earth, fire, water and air.



I have to say I am a bit offended by this comment and was unaware that these sorts of people contributed to this forum. It is true that this is only a consideration. My teacher brought up in class and I thought it would be interesting to share. I would not say that I agree with him but it is always necessary to question commonly held beliefs. After you have mention science and that is how it improves.

That being said, calling someone an "idiot" or or a "smarta$$" is not appropriate and serves to describe the speaker instead of the intended target. :(
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A photo of NeptuniumTrioxide NeptuniumTrioxide
pumpkin soup, im sorry your idea (or whatever you want to call it) was so retarded that i had to rage.:bom: :scratch:
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