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Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. I’m glad to see that the article acknowledged the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, whose 45th anniversary just passed on Monday.

    Also: I was power-napping before power-napping was cool.

  2. Dangit, I knew it was going to be a Przwalski. Those guys are AMAZING. I saw some once in a Parisian park or zoo. It makes you realize that the Lascaux cave painters weren’t taking as much stylistic license as you might think.

  3. I’ve been experimenting with napping for a few years, since I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy. It’s possible that my circadian rhythm has been destroyed along with the part that turns my sleepiness on and off.

    This article lays it out a lot more clearly than I’ve seen, and explains why I might have such a hard time waking up and why I feel so much more tired after a nap. I might try it out again.

    I also a little wary that more time spent napping means even less time exercising, but I won’t be surprised to find that napping might work better than exercising for me. A body that is in a constant state of sleep-deprivation is pretty reluctant to do anything but store fat, despite how much exercise you do.

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