2 3 Technical Tuesday Sleeping Smell | Ballet Webb

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Technical Tuesday Sleeping Smell

Technical Tuesday Sleeping Smell

This title doesn’t mean how your body smells (good or bad). This is about your sense of smell. Not how you smell. Whew.

During REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep the body’s olfactory sensory organs shut down. Therefore any scents that would normally cause a reaction – like smoke  -won’t do so during sleep. Now you know why smoke alarms are so important!

Interestingly, you can dream that you smell something, but it doesn’t involve your nose, it involves your brain. Still think the smell of cinnamon rolls in the oven woke you up? Nope, you were already at least semi-awake, and then the nose woke up and alerted you to a tasty breakfast treat.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Anatomical Secret #26y:
“You can’t smell while sleeping.”

Link of the Day:

Quote of the Day:
“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived. The odors of fruits waft me to my southern home, to my childhood frolics in the peach orchard. Other odors, instantaneous and fleeting, cause my heart to dilate joyously or contract with remembered grief. Even as I think of smells, my nose is full of scents that start awake sweet memories of summers gone and ripening fields far away.”
Helen Keller

                Help expand the knowledge base!
 Leave a comment about any instructions, ideas, or images that worked best for you!

My latest books are coloring books! They are available on Amazon.

Want to know more about me? Read my interview at Ballet Connections:

Or "Like" me on my Facebook Author Page:

Or visit my Pinterest page:

No comments:

Post a Comment