yesterday i fell asleep with the tv on fox news. i woke up in the middle of the night as bill o'reilly was discussing "under god" and the pledge of allegiance. this is something i'm interested in and would want to watch. i'm wondering if my brain was aware of what was going on and woke me up. i know it could just be a coincidence. has anyone ever heard of sleeping with some audio book playing or something????? i wouldn't claim it would be as good as learning while awake, but maybe there could be some degree of learning?? anyone who tells me it's absolutely not possible, i doubt you can say that with certainty. we still don't totally understand the brain or sleep.