A comprehensive review of the impact of aging on sleep, including suggestions for maximizing sleep quality, can be found at the National Sleep Foundation: www.sleepfoundation.org.
I wonder how that can be related into the theory that feelings of deja vu are ripples in the space-time continuum because the past has been changed in a small way.
Deva vu happens because you actually see the future each night when you sleep.
It is somewhat like a Carrot Top act. The mind uses any image, anything, or anyone to be pulled out of the "trunk" to be used to convey the "feeling" of that moment. It is hard to believe, but the future has already happened somewhere. Each night we dream and we leave our bodies to "peek" into the coming days. When you walk into a room and it feels like you have been there, think about recent dreams, and see if you can match the "feeling" or details you could not already be aware of.
Here is a personal experience. In a dream I traveled to another country and watched a friend write me a letter.
When I received it later, they described an event that happened while they were writing the letter. An event I saw while "out of my body", and was surprised and not surprised when I read in detail what I had seen.
"They" say the universe is a holagram.
I can see how one could move about this in the dream state.
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And what about blind people? Do they experience a similar phenomenon concerning the sense of hearing? On the other hand, all of us happened to recognize a tune we could not have listened for previously.
With regard to the deja vu phenomenon, the question is this: What energic factors, directed at what object representations, are operating in the unconscious to induce a localized ego regression as a defensive operation, resulting in the highly unique and specific sense of familiarity that characterizes the current reality situation?
Regarding sleep patterns - I would argue that just because a human is beyond reproductive age does not mean that their actions create no impact on the survival of their progeny - grandparents, and I am thinking of Hrdy speaking of grandmothers specifically, can impact the survival of their grandchildren, and thus altered sleeping patterns amongst oldsters Could, arguably, have a physiological benefit.
Scientists seem determine to dismiss Deja Vu as just a "feeling" of having been here before, but I have proven to myself that it is more than that. I used to get Deja Vu experiences quite frequently. One evening while listing to a live talk show I had a Deja Vu experience and knew exactly what the announcer was going to say, so I said it out loud BEFORE the announcer so I could hear myself say it relative to the announcer thus proving it's not just a case of the brain getting the signal via multiple routes or other such explanations. The fact that I could hear my own voice saying what the announcer was going to say, verbatim, for about a minute, proved that.
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