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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... INSOMNIA BROODING over the evils supposed to be the inevitable result of loss of sleep is undoubtedly one of the worst features of chronic insomnia. Such brooding oThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... INSOMNIA BROODING over the evils supposed to be the inevitable result of loss of sleep is undoubtedly one of the worst features of chronic insomnia. Such brooding often begins after a few nights of occasional sleeplessness. Then it becomes a chief factor in converting the occasional sleeplessness into persistent insomnia. Yet in point of fact these evils attributed to loss of sleep are largely imaginary. Loss of sleep is by no means so disastrous as most people think, and if insomniacs as a class could be induced to appreciate this we should hear of far less insomnia. Loss of sleep is less disastrous than most people suppose--not because we can do without sleep, but because nature has provided a way whereby we gain to some extent sleep's benefits. Nature, for the matter of that, virtually compels us to take some sleep, even when we think we have been wide awake the whole night long, and for many nights at a stretch. Total insomnia for any length of time is almost unknown. There are few authentic cases of it in medical annals, and these have soon ended in insanity and death. On the other hand, it is a matter of common observation--though the significance of this phenomenon has not been generally appreciated--that many insomniacs who claim to have gone without sleep for weeks, retain a surprisingly healthy appearance of mind and body. Yet they may be honest enough in their assertions. They simply are unaware that they have benefited from nature's substitute for regular sleep. This substitute is a borderland condition midway between sleeping and waking. It occurs whenever, for example, a person drowses for a moment. That moment, as has been proved by scientific experiment, may be singularly refreshing. Some years ago, to mention one of the experiments in que......

Title : Nerve Control and How to Gain It
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ISBN : 9781150749650
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 118 Pages
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