Can you be awake and asleep at the same time? - Masako Tamaki
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Sleep can happen abruptly during the day when we are supposed to be fully awake and alert. This abrupt sleep is called microsleep or sleep attack. Microsleep may last from a couple of seconds up to about 30 seconds, shown here. Microsleep can occur without the person’s awareness of being asleep. Microsleep may occur with sleep deprivation and will usually entail “lapses” in performances. Lapses occur even when quicker responses are required, so they have been associated with life-threatening situations, like, sleeping while driving and possibly with other serious accidents. So sleep is very important to keep alert during the day!
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