How Explorers Sleep in Extreme Spots
by Alejandra Burunda
National Geographic photographer and active fisherman Corey Arnold knows the curse of the busy mind all too well. During the height of the commercial fishing season, sleep gets sidelined: When the choice is to sleep or to make thousands of dollars, he chooses to stay awake and work. And even when he carves out an hour or two for a nap, his brain is racing too fast to relax.
“After all the adrenaline of a long day, a big stormy day, your brain is vibrating,” he says. If he can get to sleep, his dreams are filled with waves crashing over boats. Sometimes, sleep just replays a dream-state reel of his waking experiences. When he fished for crabs, he spent the day counting each crab he pulled out of the pots and thre down into the hold.
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