Restful Sleep: On Caffeine and Yoga

By
Olga Kabel
woman well rested with good sleep after yoga practice

About 70 years ago a zoologist who studied spiders got tired of waking up at 5:00 am to watch them build their webs, so he asked his pharmacologist friend if he could drug the spiders to change their construction time. Dr. Witt, the pharmacologist, had no trouble giving spiders sugar water spiked with marijuana, Benzedrine, caffeine, Chloral Hydrate, and LSD.

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