Huffington Post Australia asks, what’s up with sleep eating and sleep walking?

“So what happens is, you can be awake, and you can respond to stuff, but you are not awake enough to be encoding it into memory,” Dawson told HuffPost Australia.

“If people do wake up quite quickly, and their brain is still catching up, there are lots of reports of people not being aware. The thing is, they are awake enough to function but they are not putting stuff into memory yet.”

Waking up is one thing, but the way we wake is quite a lengthy process and can be different from person to person.

 “Everybody assumes that there is a relatively instant transition [from sleep to wakefulness], like you open your eyes, you wake up, you’re awake,” Dawson said.

But it’s far more complex than that.

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