A study out of Princeton looking at 1,567 9-yo children found that for each hour less than the recommended 9-11 hours of sleep, they averaged 1.5% shorter telomeres.
Because many people active create and hide from their “shadow side”, the experience of heightened dream efficiency can take the form of nightmares. If you are well integrated and have a stable and gracious relationship with your demons, then sleep will be pleasurable.
I would like to compare and contrast what life feels like with and without adaptogens and summarize the cumulative effects upon me.
My theory about sleep “ontogeny” is that since the early cycles differ from the later ones every night, could that also be recapitulating the evolutionary order in which they developed?
All states on consciousness, from tripping on mushrooms all the way down to a vegetative coma, are merely on a continuum