FFT: You're dead every time you sleep
Monday, April 01, 2013

Writing about this because I'm right about to fall asleep, and I suddenly remember something that I read a couple while back ago, or maybe it was a video, anyway it was talking about how sleeping is equivalent to dying.

I'm sure there will be a butt ton of argument against it, so for the sake of understanding my point, let's just think about it only based on your experiences and not on science.

When you sleep, you essentially lose consciousness, you have no control over your body. Even if someone were to defecate on your face, you won't be able to do anything about it. In this aspect, you're no different from a corpse. Of course, the pungent smell would wake you up and allow you to tear that bastard a new hole, something that a corpse couldn't do. (and would be really terrifying if it could)

We're done with the physical, now for the mind. When you sleep you don't remember the time when you're sleeping. (can you imagine being able to hear yourself snore, and remember it?*)  So that's 5 hours, or maybe 15 hours of time where you are not aware of your surroundings. (the time varies, from little to you-should-just-die-in-your-sleep)
*video cameras are not counted, it ruins the point

As such, from your own point of view, you're essentially dead during the time you're asleep.

When you think about it this way, it makes you wanna treasure the time you're awake, for you never really know if you're going to wake up again after you close your eyes.

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