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RE: Get ready for 24-hour living
Topic: Technology 12:45 am EST, Jan 22, 2007

Nanochick wrote:

Modafinil is just the first of a wave of new lifestyle drugs that promise to do for sleep what the contraceptive pill did for sex - unshackle it from nature. Since time immemorial, humans have structured their lives around sleep. In the near future, we will, for the first time, be able to significantly structure the way we sleep to suit our lifestyles.

"The more we understand about the body's 24-hour clock the more we will be able to override it," says Russell Foster, a circadian biologist at Imperial College London. "In 10 to 20 years we'll be able to pharmacologically turn sleep off.

Interesting article...don't know whether to be horrified or excited about the prospects of working on my thesis 24 hours a day:)

As a mom of 3 I am horrified ... can you imagine being "mom'd" to death 24 hours a day ? If they did not go to bed .... I would never have time to post here :)

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