Hold on. It isn't that big of a leap, once I explain. This past week, as I have had nearly daily foot massages, as I wrote about here, I find my thoughts returning to the forest and the falling trees. Does one enjoy a massage to the same extent if you fall asleep?
I am sure that the long term benefit to the body is the same, asleep or awake. I may take more enjoyment in the actual receiving of the foot massage than the long term benefits. This being the case if I fall asleep I miss that enjoyment. (Plus the observation that the quality of the massage decreases when the recipient is snoozing.
So, cousins - trees and foot massages.