This morning I awoke to a study on sleep, sleep is my speciality at the moment. .
“Researchers are discovering what William Shakespeare wrote is true: “We are such stuff as dreams are made on and our little life is rounded with sleep”. The study of sleep has made huge advances over the past few decades and we’re understanding more about the scientific value of a good night’s rest. We humans spend 36% of our lives sleeping–and new research explains why getting enough shut eye is essential to our physical and mental health during the other 64%.”
Some of the findings.
“Sleep cleans your brain. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center discovered that while you sleep, your brain washes away toxins that contribute to the loss of brain function and Alzheimer’s disease. A study on mice shows a system in the brain similar to the lymphatic system that opens during sleep and flushes the brain with fluids to clear out toxic by-products of the day’s neural activity.”
This finding is particularly helpful today. “Scientists in Germany have proposed that a restful sleep gives your immune system time to store memories of infection so your body can build up defences to fight the same illnesses in the future. So when facing your next bout with a cold or flu, calling in sick and napping the day away might be even more beneficial than you think.
And how about this one!
“Researchers at University of California-San Diego compared average sleep times to earning and discovered if sleep-deprived people add an hour of sleep a night, they could increase their wages by 16%. Getting enough sleep means you can think more creatively, absorb new information better, and make fewer errors when performing complex processes”.
“Not only does sleep flush out toxins, but it helps new information stick in your mind. Slow-wave and REM sleep both boost long-lasting recall of information, skills and experiences you collect during the day. When you drift off, your mind replays the day’s events, and the hippocampus and neocortex communicate to consolidate and store what you’ve learned. That’s why it’s easier to recall information for a test if you get a good night’s sleep after you study.”
Then other factoids, for instance seven hours ion sleep s recommended \and that women need more sleep than men.
I am feeling most happy and content which is very unusual when one considers my existence, especially on self isolation. I am almost 77 years of age, live in a modest (but expensive) furnished apartment in San Francisco and have no family whatsoever. By choice, but none. What makes me happy, and what is happiness? Definition: “To be happy is to experience happiness: a feeling of contentment or joy.” Happiness is pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness, gladness, delight, good spirits, high spirits, light-heartedness, good cheer, well-being, enjoyment, felicity; exuberance, exhilaration, elation, ecstasy, delirium, jubilation, rapture, bliss, blissfulness, eupho
ria, beatitude, transports of delight; heaven, paradise, seventh heaven, cloud nine; delectation. Happiness breeds happiness, it seems to me. So often people say..
They: You made my day!
Me: Thank you! That makes me feel so happy to hear you say that. Once I counted how many You Made My Days I received. My highest count was nine.
So I laugh and joke and occasionally swear. I am most irreverent which is to showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken. Some synonyms are disrespectful, disdainful, scornful, contemptuous, derisive, disparaging; insolent, impudent, impertinent, cheeky, flippant, flip, insubordinate, presumptuous, forwards uncivil, insulting fresh, Put another way a man said in a text: (that ended in” I think I love you(” said: “I love the way you do not give a fuck about anything and I love embracing your body when your childhood catches up with u and all you need is a man’s chest to cry into” That man is not in my life at the present time and I very much doubt that he will be. For some very obscure reason I decided to list and count the men who have been a “romantic” involvement since April of 2016. It is an amazing count – it began with 12 and now is 17 as I think and remember Do let us be clear – five of were Instagram Catfish who never appeared after my declining to hand over money. Six proposed marriage (which is a usual catfish scheme). One asked me to be his Sugar Mama, how very amusing. How many did I sleep with? Two. The first in a relationship that endured for nearly four years in a very on again, off again fashion and almost always a long distance one. . So I am not promiscuous, the definition bring: having or characterized by many transient sexual relationship. Its synonyms are:licentious, sexually indiscriminate, immoral, unchaste, debauched, dissolute, dissipated, profligate, of easy virtue, fast; libertine, wanton abandoned unrestrained, swinging, slack, loose fallen. Antonyms are chaste, moral, pure.
By the way, all of these men were/are a great deal younger than I am. Only the first is approximately my age. One is his fifties, the youngest thirty-three. So I have been ‘popular” most of my life, first married when I was 23, then lived with a man for six years, married two more times. The third marriage lasted eighteen years and I was faithful, although miserable. But London opened the door to a very different way of life – one that I laughingly say is not age appropriate.
But there is another side of me, one that is chaste, moral and pure,- one that forms close friendships with men beginning on a professional or work- related manner but then blossoming into friendships. Chris. My blog master is one and Personal Driver another are in my life at the present time. In Vancouver there was CCC, the concierge at the Trump and Hottie, my personal trainer at the Equinox. In London there was Matthew Randall at the Rex and Brian, my personal trainer at Dolphin Square. Then this conversation took place at the office of my Internist for the past forty odd years. I was speaking to his office receptionists
Me: I love Doctor (name redacted)
She: He loves you!
This is definite food for thought as I sit in social isolation with no romantic interests at the present time. It looks like a lovely day in San Francisco, it is sunny and 79. I just looked at my phone and there was a missed call from Turkey, of all places. I do not think I know anyone in Turkey, perhaps a wrong number or maybe a new man? I laugh! I do have blog viewers there according to my statistics. ,