Wednesday, December 31, 2008

On being a jerk.

Lately I've had trouble with sleeping. I will be tantalizingly close to asleep when, I'm falling! I flail in bed, safe and sound.

Or I'll be sleeping and then whoomp! I've slipped on a banana peel.

This is apparently called a Hypnic Jerk. Scientists are not sure why this happens but it happens most frequently when you have irregular sleep patterns... such as dog sitting in stranger's houses, or staying up too late to finish up that last episode of Dr. Who.

I guess the entire point of this post is that I am clumsy, even in my sleep.

And that, my friends is my awesome story about sleeping.


Dr. Zoltar said...

Would you be interested to know that I actually studied this in grad school while taking a psychology hypnosis class? It's called a P400 spike and is what hypnotists use to put people into a trance. If harnessed it can help you fall into a deep sleep quickly.

qtilla said...

I am interested! Please make with the harnessing as I've had one good night's sleep in weeks.