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November 22, 2013

 

A bee clings to a twig with it's mouth, and appears to be resting.

Do Bugs Sleep?

Sorry BUGS, your brain isn't equipped for REM sleep, or any sleep for that matter.

December 29, 2011

 

girl studying in library

When Is The Best Time To Study?

Students have sometimes found that after a good night's sleep they are able to remember material they studied the night before. Is this true?

October 17, 2007

 

Man During REM Sleep

What Happens to a Dream Deferred?

If you've ever been up all night, you may have found that staying awake becomes a lot easier after five or six a.m. Why?

September 27, 2007

 

Man with bright light

Out of Body’s All in the Mind

Chances are you've heard a description of what's called a near death, out-of-body experience. For a lot of people, it's a powerful, even mystical experience.

June 13, 2006

 

girl sleeping

Violent Dreams

For people with REM sleep behavior disorder, or RBD, the action in the dream is acted out in reality!

May 29, 2006

 

girl sleeping in grandma's arms

Getting Older, Sleeping Less

Have you ever heard that older people need less sleep?

June 9, 2005

 

Asleep, but Not in Bed

Did you know that sleep walking has nothing to do with neurological problems or disorders? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Sleeping in Stages

Sleep is divided into distinct cycles that contain four different types, or stages, of sleep. You experience stage one when you doze off at the office in the late afternoon, but you’re still aware that you’re sitting in front of your computer.

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