Thursday, July 31, 2008

You don't sneeze while sleeping

While I have never given it much thought, I have just found out that we do not sneeze while sleeping from a Mental Floss RSS feed

According to this article, sleeping will bring on REM atonia which is, "a state caused by the shutdown of the release of certain neurotransmitters during REM sleep that results in motor neurons not being stimulated and reflectory signals not being sent to the brain."

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