curing sleep

Rob Harris (
Fri, 29 Oct 1999 15:27:00 +0100

Zeb Wrote:

>I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on a possible "cure" for sleep - a
>drug or procedure which will eliminate the need to lay still with your eyes
>closed for 8 unproductive hours a day.
>As far as I know, scientists know very little about sleep. We know that REM
>sleep is required for mental well being. We know that the body is fine
>without sleep but the brain is not, so it's the brain that the attack
>be centered on.

Unfortunately, the "only the brain needs sleep" thing seems to be swirling down the pan.....behold: