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September 13, 2019


Why Can’t We Remember Our Dreams?

Perhaps you’ve heard that the average person dreams four to six times each night. But did you know that most of us are unable to recall 90% of our dreams? Today on A Moment of Science we ask why it is that we forget most of our dreams.

July 18, 2019


The Genetic Benefits Of Sleep

Humans spend about a third of their lives asleep. Sleep seems essential for all animals that have a nervous system, but nobody really knows why.

July 12, 2019


The Health Effects Of Coffee And Tea

Coffee has so much more caffeine than tea that the body can absorb a lot of it quickly. Tea, on the other hand, makes the body work hard to absorb its caffeine.

May 17, 2019


Sleep Deprivation and Clogged Arteries

Not getting enough sleep can eventually clog arteries, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.

April 26, 2019


The Hypnotic Effect Of White Noise

When we’re trying to fall asleep, white noise can create a masking effect that blocks sudden changes in sound.

June 22, 2018


Sleep In Different Cultures

Contrary to popular western practice, there is no “normal” way to sleep. There are just culturally accepted practices. Sleep is comprised of four stages of NREM (Non-Rapid Eye Movement) sleep and one of REM sleep, which is about 25 percent of a night’s sleep. These stages regulate and restore the body. People do not experience […]

June 12, 2018


Sleep Through The Ages

Ever feel like there weren’t enough hours in the day? Before the Industrial Revolution, people took their downtime in the middle of the night.

May 25, 2018


Sleep 1 and Sleep 2

There's proof that until the 17th century, people's natural sleep patterns were to sleep when it first got dark, wake up for a few hours, and then have another extended sleep.

May 9, 2018


Your Phone And Computer Screens Are Keeping You Awake

The blue light from your phone can trick your retinal cells into thinking it's daytime.

February 19, 2018


woman sleeping. The photo has been put through a sepia filter.

Sleep Deprivation

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

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