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having branches or flower heads that bend downward

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This may command our attention: if a child snores at night, and the PSG report does not identify a serious condition, the structure of microsleep is nonetheless changing.
It is difficult to predict when a person, once fatigued, might slip into a microsleep.
Simulator performance, microsleep episodes, and subjective sleepiness: normative data using convergent methodologies to assess driver drowsiness.
A microsleep is a short period of time, usually between 10 seconds to a minute in length, in which the brain actually enters a sleep state regardless of what the person is doing at the time.
The term microsleep is used to describe brief episodes of sleep (lasting just a few seconds) that invade the waking state.
earlier this year identified a microsleep -when people nod off or go on to autopilot for between two and 30 seconds without even realising it -as a major contributory factor to these statistics.
Thus they have discovered that most people frequently and repeatedly enter into short microsleep periods lasting from thirty seconds to three minutes, which are clearly indicated by their brain waves but of which they themselves are totally unaware.
It can also lead to microsleep, where employees fall asleep for a second or two during the day without even realizing it.
His theory of wakefulness would seem to be contradicted, however, by such phenomena as the common experience of tiredness and the need for microsleep around midafternoon "siesta" time and the increased wakefulness during the "forbidden sleep zone" following an early evening meal.
Sometimes while doing differentials, I would suddenly find my eyes hitting the oculars as a result of a microsleep.
Our LDW system can combat the dangerous phenomena known as microsleep or driver distraction where vehicles unintentionally stray into oncoming traffic," Fischer added.
People might not know they have been asleep as they're brief RICHARD HARRINGTON of probe on microsleep
None provided microsleep structure or arousals [Table 1].
And suddenly, Frank had what we would term today as a microsleep - he dozed off to the eerie lullaby as he felt a hand stroke his head.