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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



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


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.)

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.

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