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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.

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



Time To Get Up!

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

May 2, 2013


Tree branches at night

Sleeping With Plants

Can sleeping in a room full of plants can be dangerous? A common myth states that, at night, plants compete with people for oxygen!

May 1, 2013


People Under Hypnosis

Hypnosis Brain Waves

We have all seen in the movies, or perhaps in person, a person becomes hypnotized and falls slowly to sleep.

March 12, 2013


woman with her head on a pillow with a white background

Get Some Sleep! Your Body Needs It To Fight Colds.

Does the amount of sleep I get affect how likely I am to catch a cold?

January 30, 2013


a man in a straw hat taking a siesta

The Science Of The Siesta

Ever feel sleepy after a big lunch? Find out the science behind taking a siesta!

June 5, 2012


two ducks sleeping in the grass with one eye open

Sleeping With One Eye Open

Find out why some birds really do keep one eye open and how they do it.

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