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Rav Shlomo Volbe wrote that they actually were sleeping. Their learning had become such an integral part of their being that they would give an entire shiur while sleeping in bed.
These sources are generally Tannaic in nature. They usually introduce what my Gemara Rebbe in yeshiva referred to as "well-known beraitot". The following is a quote from the Wikipedia article about beraitot Here, a teaching from the Baraita is usually introduced by the Aramaic word "Tanya" ("It was orally taught") or by "Tanu Rabanan" ("Our Rabbis have ...
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