a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world
"consciousness during wakefulness in a sane person is pretty well ordered and familiar"
a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep
"accept your wakefulness and sleep in its own contrary way is more likely to come"
watchfulness, wakefulness, vigilance, alertness(noun)
the process of paying close and continuous attention
"wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter"; "vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue"
The state of being wakeful.
Wakefulness is a daily recurring brain state and state of consciousness in which an individual is conscious and engages in coherent cognitive and behavior responses to the external world such as communication, ambulation, eating, and sex. Being awake is the opposite of the state of being asleep in which most external inputs to the brain are excluded from neural processing.
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A state in which there is an enhanced potential for sensitivity and an efficient responsiveness to external stimuli.
The numerical value of wakefulness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of wakefulness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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Write about the dream you see during wakefulness.
If that’s true in humans too, that means there are potentially different targets for us to go after in the future with dietary or drug interventions to help with sleepiness or wakefulness.
Philosophize means ‘feel-loss-of-eyes’ because with open eyes you see only illusions and when you shut them and internalize, you understand the truth, the whole picture and the philosophy of all. Withdraw all your senses and internalize, let there be inner wakefulness, and MickeyMize.
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