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wakeful

(wāk′fŭl) [AS. wacian, to be awake, + full, complete]
1. Not able to sleep; sleepless.
2. Alert.
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A total of 35 winners of the Wakeful have gone on to win the Oaks including the New Zealand-bred Kirramosa who completed the double in 2013.
The default mode network refers to a network of brain regions that are active when the mind is in a meditative state - wakeful, at rest, and not focused on external distractions.
If started at the very first symptom of a common cold, which usually starts with a scratchy throat, regular use each two wakeful hours will often, if not always, abort colds by the end of the first day.
People with narcolepsy experience abrupt shifts between wakeful and REM-like states that are thought to be caused by a loss or impairment of hypocretin-producing neurons in the hypothalamus.
Altaf Hussain said that if the members of the erstwhile Rabita Committee who had worked with him for 30 to 35 years had been wakeful, the MQM would not have been passing through the current painful situation.
Poor tired wombat has to deal with some very cheeky Australian animals as after his wakeful night he settles down to a good days sleep BUT he hasn't banked on the fact that the other animals are just waking up.
Wakeful resting may be a simple way to boost your memory.
Our wakeful experiences provide a context for our dreams.
Black Caviar is a class above those two, which suggests that she is the best in a long line of antipodean amazons that goes back to Wakeful (foaled 1896) and also includes Desert Gold, Tranquil Star, Flight, Light Fingers, Leilani and Emancipation.
When they compete to see where your gaze falls theirs is a wakeful sleep, and in place of pillows they lay eyelashes underneath their heads
Why miss the day when cars don't rule the road, when the people "taking to the streets" becomes a wakeful dream?
I was thirteen and spent wakeful nighttime hours looking out the window and through tree leaves at snatches of the northern sky.