Sleep Drunkenness Explained

Do you feel really disorientated when you wake up? 1 in 7 people suffer from ‘Sleep Drunkenness’.
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“Drunken Sailor” (by Roger McGuinn): http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Roger_McGuinn/Folk_Den_Project/20090517160834797

“Starling” (by Podington Bear): http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Solo_Instruments/Starling

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