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July 1st, 2014, 4:12 pm
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kangel July 1st, 2014, 4:15 pm
Brain why you gotta be like this, we're on the same team.


Aren't we? D:
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Deonis July 1st, 2014, 4:20 pm
Douchebag Brain is Douchebag.
MecanicalCH July 1st, 2014, 4:20 pm
@kangel: you just said how my brain works all days...of my life...
Djoing July 1st, 2014, 4:21 pm
I propose we don't mention if this happens to us. Because this happens to basically everyone.

I think it's more interesting to see how many people DON'T have this.
The_mad_one July 1st, 2014, 6:10 pm
You forgot "so tired" when getting out of bed. That's the worst one.
Linkziken July 1st, 2014, 7:32 pm
Humans are actually nocturnal, but no one has noticed yet.
Reeves (Guest) July 1st, 2014, 9:49 pm
@Linkziken: It all makes sense. You sir have opened my eyes to the truth. Also, what kind of weirdo takes a shower before they go to bed? Either way you wake up all grimy and your hair is messed up.
magnar1234 July 2nd, 2014, 4:23 am
worst part is that it's true :P
Brain (Guest) July 2nd, 2014, 6:02 am
@kangel: No.
kangel July 2nd, 2014, 6:13 am
@Brain: uh oh D:
The Winged Cherry Pie July 2nd, 2014, 10:58 am
Annoying. So very annoying. Go to sleep dammit.
kangel July 2nd, 2014, 4:17 pm
@DarkArtistSkye47: Delicous!!
Tastentier (Guest) July 3rd, 2014, 1:08 pm
It's the result of living indoors. Too little sunlight messes with our circadian rhythm. It's supposed to work like this: you open your eyes in the morning, the retinas register bright sunlight over a period of approx. 1 hour, your brain starts producing serotonin, you're wide awake. And in a good mood, because serotonin also works as an antidepressant.

When the retinas register less light in the evening, your brain starts producing melatonin instead, which makes you sleepy. Now, the problem is that our eyes register too little light during the day because windows only let so much light in. Together with the use of electric light in the evening, this turns our circadian rhythm uspide down. Our brains produce melatonin during the day, causing us to feel tired and depressed, and we never get a good night's sleep due to low melatonin levels during the night hours.

Solutions: spending more time outside, staring into a full-spectrum therapy lamp for an hour in the morning, and sitting in the dark for a while in the evening (I use to turn the brightness of the TV down and watch TV with the lights out). Or simply pop serotonergic antidepressants in the morning and melatonin sleeping aids in the evening, which is what most Western people end up doing despite the side effects. I really recommend the all-natural, sunlight-based method though.
Alassea (Guest) July 4th, 2014, 12:59 am
Yup. Story of my life.
kangel July 4th, 2014, 3:48 am
@Tastentier: oooh, interesting. Thanks for the science :D
Arkie (Guest) July 4th, 2014, 4:23 pm
Oh my god. This is EXACTLY how I feel right now.
Eternal Cry July 8th, 2014, 9:48 pm
Do you live in Colorado, because our buses have the exact same upholstery as whats drawn in the comic.
Guest August 2nd, 2014, 6:15 pm
@Tastentier: how do you know all of this...
Guest October 24th, 2014, 11:11 pm
I live with this every moment I live.
Browser December 4th, 2015, 6:01 am
YES!!!! People don't get it. "Oh just exercise before bed." "You should watch less television." "Don't play computer games after 3:00 PM." "Drink more water." "Eat less before bed." it goes on and on and on... and in the end... you know, you just KNOW that none of it will work.
eekee August 3rd, 2018, 1:08 am
I'm working on the theory that it's postural. Go to bed -> suddenly more blood flow to the brain. Seems to work that way for me. I'm trying to improve my posture so I get more blood flow when I'm awake. This works fine so long as I have nothing to do. The moment I start doing something, I'm peering at the screen. So now I'm wearing my distance glasses at the computer. It's... sort-of working but not. O.o