Apart from judges and juries lapsing into sleep, sleep may enter the courtroom in several other ways:
● “Sleepwalking” (involuntary behavior; most legal systems will accept lack of guilt if the defendant has no mens rea)
● Falling asleep inappropriately and causing harm ● Misperception, memory, and reality detection failures
caused by sleep/wake state change ● The effects of sleep deprivation on suggestibility, risk-
taking, moral judgments, and so on ● Being kept awake (a human right).