Equal Partners
by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners

By Roland Ezri

"Women are the backbone of all societies. They do a substantial part of the work, and play a major role in raising the future generation yet they are largely powerless. The decisions that count are made by men and foisted upon women."

Writings by Roland Ezri

Time – III. When Time Stops

Nature has decreed that all living things must sleep during a part of the day. Sleep has been carefully studied by scientists. However, there is still a lot that we don’t know about it. From what we’ve learned, important physiological processes take place during the unconscious phase of our sleep, what we call deep sleep. The role of dreams is less clear. It seems that the brain gets a chance to reorganize itself, and sort out the day’s events. It is this process of “moving around the furniture” that produces our disjointed dreams. However, some dreams are well organized; some ideas that come to us during our dreams can be very useful. A solution to a difficult problem can be found after a night’s sleep.

Sleep, marvelous as it is, comes at a price. It consumes one-third of our life. Being short on time, modern humans are tempted to cheat. They reduce the time spent sleeping. Preparing for exams, finishing an important project at work, or spending sleepless nights with a newborn are all valid reasons for cutting down on sleep – for now. But it’s like a debt. Indeed, it’s called a sleep debt. You need to repay it, i.e. sleep longer on some days. It’s not clear what happens when, over time, this debt (or part thereof) is not repaid. The connection between lack of sleep and a health problem(s) is not easy to make.

One Response to “Time – III. When Time Stops”

  1. Rita Says:

    In fact lack of sleep has now been linked to a host of heatlh conditions including, but not limited to: diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression. We still do not know the affect on children but this generation of children is getting less sleep than any other generation before. Is it possible this is being linked to all the so-called behavioral disorders we are seeing? Time will tell.