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November 23, 2016

 

A man sleeps on a couch. An orange cat, wrapped into a ball, sleeps next to him.

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 8, 2016

 

Man sleeping in bed

Early-morning Shivers

If you've ever stayed up the whole night through, you may have noticed that you begin to feel cold in the hours just before morning. Why does this happen?

June 27, 2016

 

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Dream Fake

Suppressed thoughts often come alive in dreams, because our mental control centers doze while we do.

February 9, 2016

 

sneeze face

Sleep On, Sneeze Not

We don't sneeze while we're asleep because our sneeze reflexes are taking a snooze.

September 21, 2015

 

man in bed next to empty glass of wine and wine bottle

Nightcap

Alcoholic beverages may make you drowsy, but actually reduce your quality of sleep.

February 26, 2015

 

sleepless man

Sleeping Alone

Lonely hearts club members get less deep sleep than their coupled counterparts.

December 16, 2014

 

panda sleeping in a tree

Adding Up Missed Sleep

Losing a couple hours of sleep each night adds up to major sleep deprivation.

October 13, 2014

 

prostrate young man struggles to sleep

Sleep Your Way to Better Grades

Sleep loss negatively affects school performance more than binge drinking or smoking marijuana.

May 12, 2014

 

A fruit fly with bright red eyes sits on a red wall.

Fruit Fly Slumber

Ever wonder if fruit flies sleep? Find out on today's A Moment of Science.

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.)

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