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Some people with insomnia think they are awake but they’re actually asleep. But scientists are discovering that their sleep is not as rejuvenating as normal sleep.

Discussion  2 comments


As a recent insomniac, this... explains so much! Wow

Andy Baio

Fascinating. I started snoring in the last couple years, and my wife sometimes nudges me when it gets too loud as I'm starting to doze off. Weirdly, I frequently feel like I'm still completely awake when she does this, never feeling like I was asleep at all, but of course, have no memory of making snoring sounds because I was at the edge of consciousness. Sleeping is very weird!

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