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Sleeping Beauties 3: Insomnia & Mueck’s In Bed

Welcome to Day 3 of Sleeping Beauties here on DDoA! Today I bring you part 3 of our 5-part feature on the myths and truths about sleep. We also continue our feature on sleeping beauty art, but today’s ‘In Bed’ by Hyperrealist Ron Mueck  is a beauty that can’t quite sleep, hahaha… 

Myths & Facts About Sleep (PART 3 of 5)
Information from the National Sleep Foundation of America

Sleep Myth No.5 Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep.

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Sleep Truth No.5 Difficulty falling asleep is but one of four symptoms generally associated with insomnia. The others include waking up too early and not being able to fall back asleep, frequent awakenings, and waking up feeling unrefreshed. Insomnia can be a symptom of a sleep disorder or other medical or psychological/psychiatric problem, and can often be treated. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2002 Sleep in America poll, 58 percent of adults in this country reported at least one symptom of insomnia in the past year. When insomnia symptoms occur more than a few times a week and impact a person’s daytime functions, the symptoms should be discussed with a doctor or other health care provider.

Learn more about INSOMNIA from the Mayo Clinic
Watch this video: Natural Treatments for Insomnia as discussed by Dr. Teitelbaum

Sleep Myth No.6  Daytime sleepiness always means a person isn’t getting enough sleep.

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Sleep Truth No.6 Excessive daytime sleepiness is a condition in which an individual feels very drowsy during the day and has an urge to fall asleep when he/she should be fully alert and awake. The condition, which can occur even after getting enough nighttime sleep, can be a sign of an underlying medical condition or sleep disorder such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea. These problems can often be treated, and symptoms should be discussed with a physician. Daytime sleepiness can be dangerous and puts a person at risk for drowsy driving, injury, and illness and can impair mental abilities, emotions, and performance.
Learn more about Excessive Daytime Sleepiness or EDS

Watch this video: “Daytime sleepiness: The Hidden Factors”

Sleeping Beauty Feature 3
“In Bed”
Artist: Ron Mueck
From the Collection of: 
Queensland Art Gallery- Gallery of Modern Art
“In Bed”
‘woman lying in bed, hand raised to her face in a contemplative pose’
by Australian artist Ron Mueck
Image from NY TIMES
“So realistic are his figures, with their veined, wrinkled, hairy skin and lifelike expressions and body language, that you might almost converse with them…” Read more on NY Times 
“The son of German toymakers in Melbourne and former puppet-maker for children’s television and working in the United States with Jim Henson (of The Muppets television show fame), Mueck gained recognition as a visual artist with his inclusion in the 1997 Royal Academy exhibition ‘Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection’. Critics like Susanna Greeves place Mueck in the tradition of realist painters and sculptors who aim for an extraordinary degree of illusionism in their work. According to Greeves: ‘Mueck has created the most flawlessly hyperreal figures in art history, so effectively imitating nature that the categories of art, image, and reality seem to be suspended’…Read more on QAGOMA
A time-lapse video of the installation of “In Bed”

Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Watch this video “Ron Mueck Sculptures” on ABC TV Australia
Learn more about the Hyper-realist  art of RON MUECK on Wikipedia
The Telegraph talks about Ron Mueck’s Body of Work

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