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  1. mary ellen
    September 12, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    My sleep pattern is similar to yours Danny. If I get less than 5 hours it can effect me, but in general I’ve come to enjoy the quiet of a few minutes of awake time in the middle of the night. There are frankly too few hours of peace and quiet that I can take advantage of.

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    • Danny
      September 12, 2012 @ 11:17 am

      The frame for sleep does affect sleep. Many years ago, my grandmother, who lived with us, used to complain that she never slept, but when I often went in to check on her, she was always asleep. I never knew what to make of that. It made me angry and exasperated. Now its me.

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  2. Mike Brennan
    September 7, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    Just heard some talk about alteration in sleep patterns due to artificial light-basic thought was that for millions of years, primates went to sleep at sundown, slept til dawn. Midieval literature suggests that folks awoke around midnite, had a snack, fed the fire, conjugal bliss, or stargazing time, then slept again until daybreak. we’ve screwed all that up quite recently with electric lights. Maybe your pattern is simply a vestige of our savage past,
    My sleep ap study consisted of trying to sleep in a motel type bed with electrodes pasted to my scalp, under the supervision of a graduate of the pavlov institute of st petersburg-an experience best avoided. The cpap machine does permit dear wife amy to sleep better, since it eliminates my cheyne-stokes episodes, which I never notice, cuz I am asleep.

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    • Danny
      September 7, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

      Yes. Who knows. I love your comments, Mike. Remember many a meandering musing with you. Best to Amy.

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      • Mike Brennan
        September 10, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

        I recall those meanders too, at that dysfunctional camelot in cobie. And I recall a loon chase in canada lake, two loons in a canoe pursuing a third loon in the water-our love to you and yours-

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