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Commentary by Elizabeth Towne - The Source of Work - Power - Sleep - To use Sleep - Scientific Living & Healing - Mind Cures - Nature and Development of Will Power - The Living One - New Light on Immortality - Suffering in Sickness - Contents -


Chapter 3 - TO USE SLEEP,

HAVING SETTLED that the brain charged with vital power during sleep, the next important thing is to study the process, and see if we may arrive at any conclusion as to the laws which govern it. In observing the phenomena of sleep, the most noticeable thing is the change in the manner of breathing.

The sleeping person breathes deeply, strongly and with a more rhythmic movement than the waking one; a much larger quantity of air is taken into the system in a given time during sleep than when awake. Very few persons breathe audibly when awake, while frequently the deep, strong breathing of a sleeping person can be heard throughout a house of ordinary size. Since deep and rhythmic breathing is universal during sleep, I conclude that it ia an essential part of the process of charging the brain with vital power, and that a large quantity of air is necessary to the operation. I notice an apparent connection between air and vital power as shown by other phenomena. When i am about to undertake

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