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what's the different between rest and sleep?

Postby bIlLy » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:25 am

Hello! I'm new here and want to ask question. What is the different between rest and sleep?
Because my lecturer asked this question for my assignment, and I had confused.
thank's ya! your answer will be very useful for me.
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Postby mith » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:42 am

can you rest without sleeping? can you sleep without resting?
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
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Postby stopherlogic » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:24 am

It might be useful to look at the different stages of sleep.
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Postby bIlLy » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:26 pm

I can rest without sleep, when I was playing guitar and enjoy myself. Is that called rest?
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Postby stopherlogic » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:21 pm

Rest is a period of bodily inactivity, so while playing the guitar is "chilling out" or something along those lines I wouldn't really define it as rest.

This seems to explain the difference quite well.

http://www.help-with-sleep-problems.com ... sleep.html
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Re: what's the different between rest and sleep?

Postby MichaelXY » Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:44 am

seek wrote: rest is cessation of work, exertion, or activityand peace, ease, or refreshment resulting from sleep or the cessation of an activity.
'Sleep' is a natural, periodic state of rest for the mind and body, in which the eyes usually close and consciousness is completely or partially lost, so that there is a decrease in bodily movement and responsiveness to external stimuli. During sleep the brain in human beings and other mammals undergoes a characteristic cycle of brain-wave activity that includes intervals of dreaming.


What is up with that bogus link you put for rest? You get google points for clicks?

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Postby MichaelXY » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:41 am

Looks like seek went to hide. Thanks mods :)

Just curious, has anyone figured out the circadion clock thing. I am mostly interested in how plants know what time it is. I had a theory but I am sure it is bannanas :)

What I am thinking is that certain cells (Let’s call them time factor cells, TFC’s) have a 24 hour life span. These TFC’s produce a factor A while in there live state, and when their life span comes close to the end, they produce a factor B. When factor B is produced, the cell is metabolized and a new one forms to repeat the time clock cycle.
Factor B also signals end of 24 hour period which would initiate response.


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Re: what's the different between rest and sleep?

Postby Paul1987 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:15 pm

From the scientific point of view, rest occurs with conscious breathing. This allows the autonomic nervous system (ANS) to rest. If you talk about sleep, it is a natural state of rest for mind and body. It happens in cyclic pattern. This can be one of the reasons to describe the difference between rest and sleep.
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