Do insomniacs make good pilots?
Don’t you hate it when you wake up and discover that you’re flying? As your foggy brain realizes you are in a pilot’s seat, it immediately commands all muscles to contract. Your body slams into one almighty, twisting, passenger-alerting spasm rendering you totally incapable of doing anything. Then your brain signals for an overdose of adrenaline to be shot straight to your heart. This spikes your pulse from a resting beat to a chest-pounding, death-defying, triple-digit rate which rams a hot flush through your arteries, releasing your sphincter muscle along the way. This is not healthy. Either is staying asleep in the air. FLIGHT NAPPING Researchers in London, England have discovered that employees who nap in the middle of the workday are mentally sharper than those who don’t. According to the research, napping is a proven way to have a more productive afternoon. Trust the Brits to pay scientists to find out what millions of Mexicans have known for centuries. “Naps are one of the most
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