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“Sleep and waking states are like separate countries with a common border. We cross over twice daily, remembering one world and forgetting the other, inadvertently tracking invisible residues from one into the other.”
“... caffeine [is] the second most traded commodity on earth next to oil.”
“... our waking and sleeping lives require and inform each other, whether we like it or not.”
“One of the cruelties of insomnia is that the effort to escape ensures its failure because there's a part of our brains that keeps checking to see if we are accomplishing our aims, thereby keeping us awake.”
“Sleep carries us into and out of life, but in between, it seems to abandon us.”
“By nature subjective, ephemeral, and mercurial, dreams defy capture. Try to grab one whole from your sleep, like a fish from water, and it will squirm, flash, and stream through your fingers.”
“It has been said that there are two kinds of people: those that damn the world for interfering with their sleep and those who damn their bodies for needing sleep.”
“Much as we might want to domesticate our slumber, sleep is both wild and indigenous to this planet.”
Kat Duff, U.S. writer