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February 19, 2018

 

There are five stages of sleep.

Sleep Deprivation

Getting six hour of sleep or less can have a significant impact on your health.

February 13, 2018

 

Jellyfish don't have brains.

Even Jellyfish Sleep

Scientists are still trying to figure out why humans and other organisms need to sleep.

August 23, 2017

 

Aging makes the brain less able to initiate and sustain sleep.

Goodnight, Sleep

As early as their 20s, people can experience a decline in the efficiency of their sleep receptors.

August 8, 2017

 

Scientists are studying the links between elephant survival and how much they sleep.

The Small Sleep

Some elephants can go forty-six hours without sleeping.

November 23, 2016

 

The brain doesn't just need to sleep, it also needs to dream.

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

 

Our bodies produce less energy when we sleep, and interrupting the body's circadian rhythm may cause you to get the shivers even though you're still awake

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

 

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Sleep On, Sneeze Not

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

September 21, 2015

 

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Nightcap

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

February 26, 2015

 

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Sleeping Alone

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

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