'I don't go to sleep to dream'

I do my best thinking just before I fall asleep. Sometimes a problem can have me stumped for hours, then I lie down for a little nap and the answer will come to me. When that happens I have to get up immediately. Otherwise I’ll fall asleep and forget what I was just thinking. I’m almost certain that I once proved the Riemann Hypothesis just before nodding off.

But, just like when I’m awake, most of my time spent falling asleep isn’t very productive. The other night I was trying to figure out how much my arm weighed. It doesn’t seem like it would be very heavy. It would obviously be much lighter than my leg. I know how much my whole body weighs. Maybe I can figure out how much my arm weighs in proportion to the rest of my body. But that may not be an accurate way to approach this problem because some of my body parts may be denser than others. Fat is less dense than muscle and bone, and I know where most of the fat on my body is located. I drink a lot of milk, so are my bones more dense than an average person’s bones? My torso is pretty much just a bone cage packed with organs. What keeps my organs in place? I mean, if I stood on my head what would stop my liver from sliding down into my chest? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could move your organs around to different parts of you body, thereby altering your center of gravity. That’s the last thing I remember.

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