The Unusual Universal Phenomena of Altered Consciousness, Relatively Inhibited Sensory Functions, and Inhibition of All Voluntary Muscles


…otherwise known as sleep. Because, strangely enough, that’s something the most fearsome predator of the African savannah experiences as well. Who would’ve thought?

(Actually, lions are amongst the laziest creatures on the planet, and not just the males – they sleep for up to 20 hours a day, being largely nocturnal creatures. Most of us don’t even get a fraction of that. This lioness has no right to yawn.)

And with that, I’m off to bed. This undeserving mammal may be expressing her annoyance at having woken up – I, instead, am going to do the opposite, and happily embrace the state of altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory functions, and inhbition of all voluntary muscles.