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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

 

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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.

March 29, 2012

 

dog asleep on a treadmill

The Connection Between Exercise And Sleep

I've heard that getting regular exercise can help. Is this true?

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?

June 29, 2011

 

woman hailing a cab

Pregnant Women Should Avoid Spending Time Near Traffic

According to many studies over the past decade, mothers living near high traffic areas are more likely to give birth prematurely.

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