Day 13

 One of my favorite podcasts, Radiolab, did a great program on  Sleep . The idea of "brain-washing" as a literal function of sleep is explained as follows:  Throughout the day, we process TONS of information, all at varying levels of perceived  importance. The most important is "loudest" in the brain, and the less important things are quieter--almost like static background noise. The idea is that during sleep, the volume of everything is turned down and the unimportant is filtered out, while the important--though more quiet--remains. With the background noise filtered out, the important ideas and events are more clearly perceived. SO COOL!  …Yup. I am a definite nerd. 

One of my favorite podcasts, Radiolab, did a great program on Sleep. The idea of "brain-washing" as a literal function of sleep is explained as follows:

Throughout the day, we process TONS of information, all at varying levels of perceived  importance. The most important is "loudest" in the brain, and the less important things are quieter--almost like static background noise. The idea is that during sleep, the volume of everything is turned down and the unimportant is filtered out, while the important--though more quiet--remains. With the background noise filtered out, the important ideas and events are more clearly perceived. SO COOL!

…Yup. I am a definite nerd. 

Mental Status

This may be the fastest I've ever recovered from a cold. Seriously. I've still got a few lingering symptoms--stuffyish nose, a bit of weakness and achiness--but it's minimal. I credit, in part, the full NINE HOURS (!!!) of sleep I got last night. Bam. I felt as close to a million bucks this morning as a sick person can be expected to feel. That being said, I gotta get over to the yoga studio to clean (I clean in trade for my practice--it's an awesome deal) so I'll keep this pretty basic. 

Nourishment

  • 8:20--Bone broth, Gut Elixir, echinacea, pickle and juice, ginger, 2 eggs and kale in ghee
  • 10:30--20 oz. coffee with coconut milk
  • 1:15--yam in coconut oil, sardines in lemon juice and olive oil, echinacea 
  • 7:30--Pickle, echinacea, Brasa chicken in broth w/ leeks (and I was sure to eat all the good stuff off the chicken bones--cartilage, tendons, fat, skin… :)

Cash Check

$6--Brasa

Conditioning

Nope. Still taking it easy. 

(…"brain-washing" alludes to a Radiolab on Sleep that I listened to a while ago--the scientists in the interview were theorizing, based on a variety of tests, that in essence during sleep, all of your day's experiences are at different "volumes" relative to their perceived importance: really important = really loud, not important = quiet. At night, everything gets turned down. The unimportant disappears from your conscious, while the important, though quieter, remains. Extra static "thought-noise" is gone so you can clearly access the important thing or things)