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Friday, July 01, 2005

Songs About Sleep

"Sleep is a fundamental anabolic process common to all life forms, plant and animal. In animals, the sleeping state is characterized by an absolute minimal degree of consciousness and decreased responsiveness to the surrounding world.

The cycle of sleep and wakefulness is regulated by various hormones produced by the hypothalamus, the brain stem and external stimuli, the level of sunlight being the most obvious example. The body's levels of certain neurohormones are highly correlated with sleep and wake states. For example, the levels of the orexin (hypocretin) neurohormone pair rise sharply to mark the transition from the anabolic, sleep state to the catabolic, wakened state. In addition, melatonin level is high at times during the night. Adenosine, a nucleoside which plays various roles in biochemical processes, gradually accumulates in the human brain during wakefulness but decreases during sleep. Caffeine's stimulant properties are attributed to its effects on adenosine." That's probably more than you wanted to know but learning never hurts, right?

Something interesting about this playlist is that many of the songs are quiet and/or slow. Just because a song is about sleep doesn't mean it has to put you to sleep, right?

Listen to Songs About Sleep

3 Comments:

  • At Fri Jul 01, 09:02:00 AM EDT, Blogger Amanda said…

    * "Sleep" - The Dandy Warhols
    * "Sleep" - Nada Surf
    * "Sleep" - Mark Eitzel
    * "Sleep" - BoDeans
    * "Sleep" - Shelby Lynne
    * "Sleep" - Copeland
    * "Sleep On" - Alison Krauss
    * "Sleep Warm" - Frank Sinatra
    * "Sleep Well" - The Lucksmiths
    * "Sleep Better" - Pete Yorn
    * "Sleep Tight" - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    * "Sleep Spent" - Death Cab For Cutie
    * "Sleep To Dream" - Fiona Apple
    * "Sleep Tight Tiger" - Husky Rescue
    * "Sleep Well Jeff" - Ringside
    * "Sleep Like A Child" - Joss Stone
    * "Sleep All Day" - Jason Mraz
    * "Sleep On Needles" - Sondre Lerche
    * "Sleep Comes Down" - The Psychedelic Furs
    * "Sleep On The Left Side" - Cornershop
    * "03:45: No Sleep" - The Cardigans
    * "No Sleep" - Sam Roberts
    * "Go To Sleep" - Sarah Harmer
    * "Get Some Sleep" - Bic Runga
    * "Do You Sleep?" - Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
    * "Now They'll Sleep" - Belly
    * "If You Sleep" - Tal Bachman
    * "Who Needs Sleep?" - Bare Naked Ladies
    * "To Get To Sleep" - British Sea Power
    * "I Need Some Sleep" - Eels
    * "How Do You Sleep" - The Stone Roses
    * "Singing In My Sleep" - Semisonic
    * "Talking In Your Sleep" - The Romantics
    * "In The Arms Of Sleep" - Smashing Pumpkins
    * "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" - Warren Zevon
    * "I Don't Sleep, I Dream" - R.E.M.
    * "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" - Nirvana
    * "It's Easy To Sleep When You're Dead" - Of Montreal
    * "We'll Never Sleep (God Knows We'll Try)" - Rilo Kiley

     
  • At Fri Jul 01, 06:53:00 PM EDT, Blogger The Covalent Bond said…

    For the sleep deprived, like me, this hits the spot.

     
  • At Wed Jul 06, 01:02:00 AM EDT, Blogger drake leLane said…

    I'm interested in learning more about this... what did you call it? sleep?

    Deep in my subconscious is a memory of the concept, but for the life of me I can't seem remember what it's like.

     

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