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April 15, 2014

 

Macro photo of a person's light blue eye

Breaking The World Record For Not Sleeping

How long do you think is the world record for going without sleep? (Hint: It's a really, really long time.)

March 3, 2014

 

A sleeping kitten

Why Do We Sleep?

We do it every night, but science still isn't sure exactly why we sleep.

February 18, 2014

 

Fingers appear to pinch the sun

Human Sleep Cycle Slightly Longer Than A Day

Starved of environmental cues telling us when it's time to go to sleep, our sleep cycles are actually a little longer than twenty-four hours.

January 10, 2014

 

Close up photo of greenish-blue eye

The Downside Of Looking Sleepy

There are lots of good reasons why you should try to get more sleep.

November 29, 2013

 

A TV screen and a lightbulb hover over a pair of bloodshot, sleep-deprived eyes.

The Costs of Sleep Deprivation

ATTENTION Night Owls! Losing sleep takes a serious toll on your health and safety.

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.

September 10, 2013

 

Baseball batter, catcher, and umpire

Tips For Predicting Baseball Scores

Scientists analyzed three years of major league baseball games to see if they could find a link between jet lag, and home field advantage.

August 5, 2013

 

dolphin jumping in the water

Marine Animals Have Interesting Sleeping Habits

Marine mammals don't sleep for a solid 8 hours a night, the way we do.

June 3, 2013

 

sandpiper on the beach

To Stay Up Late, Take Some Tips From The Male Sandpiper

When it comes to "make it or break it" moments, the male sandpiper is a whiz at wakefulness.

May 13, 2013

 

sleep

Time To Get Up!

How does the body know when to wake up? How does the body know when to fall asleep?

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