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It's right there, in the opening verse of Advance Australia Fair so it must be true.

Sleep is something you don't miss until you've missed it

Making beds 1950 styleAnd it's been missed a few times this week ... although being tired has also got a lot to do with new job, speeding the brain up from "permanent holiday mood".

I've slept in three beds in the past 7 days (slut, I know) and one of those beds is actually a sofa-bed with a large amount of 'roll together' ... and has two of us in ... for most of the night ... until Meg joins us around 5am ... and it's been cold.

Anywho.

Sleep, gotta love it - and as part of my subscription to wild and wonderful RSS feeds (using the sexy and very portable Netvibes) I noticed this in the popular del.icio.us feed - 40 Facts About Sleep You Probably Didn't Know

Amongst my favourites are:
  • A new baby typically results in 400-750 hours lost sleep for parents in the first year
  • It's impossible to tell if someone is really awake without close medical supervision. People can take cat naps with their eyes open without even being aware of it
  • Scientists have not been able to explain a 1998 study showing a bright light shone on the backs of human knees can reset the brain's sleep-wake clock

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