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Science of Sleep

How Your Brain Actually Makes Decisions While You Sleep

The Washington Post | Thomas Andrillon & Sid Kouider | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

The idea that during sleep our minds shut down from the outside world is ancient and one that is still deeply anchored in our view of sleep today, des...

WATCH: What Would Happen If You Stopped Sleeping?

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

Doctors will tell you that not getting the recommended six to eight hours of shut-eye each night is not good for you, but what would happen if you sto...

Animal's Odd Sleep Habit Yields Key Insights Into Human Shut-Eye

LiveScience | Laura Poppick | Posted 09.05.2013 | Science

Madagascar's fat-tailed dwarf lemur is the only primate known to hibernate. Now, scientists have found that the primate is also the only animal known...

The Mysterious Science Of Sleep

Dr. David White, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David White, M.D.

While our understanding of sleep science continues to grow, there continues to be a strong consensus on the need for a good night's rest.

Michel Gondry's Unexpected New Film

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home

Michel Gondry used to have a style that was easy to pigeonhole. His "Science of Sleep," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and past music video c...

The Biggest Sleep Stories of 2011: Part I

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The year that just ended was a big one for sleep, with lots of important, news-making stories related to sleep and sleep disorders. Here are my picks for the biggest sleep stories of 2011, and the most important sleep advice to come from this year's most compelling research into sleep.

Our Brains Make Us Light Or Heavy Sleepers

TIME | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It turns out that some people's brains are better than others' at blocking the constant incoming flow of environmental stimuli during sleep....

Try Catching a Few ZZZ's to Stop Catching Colds

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

Getting less than seven hours of sleep each night can make you three times more likely to catch a cold. And if you sleep restlessly, that makes you five times more susceptible.

Why Do People Sleepwalk?

LiveScience.com | Robin Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If you've been recently rescued from sleepwalking, here's a possible reason why you went zombie - lack of sleep. Sleepwalkers should keep a regular b...

Study Zeros In On "Wonder-World Of Sleep"

New York Times | BENEDICT CAREY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The task looks as simple as a "Sesame Street" exercise. Study pairs of Easter eggs on a computer screen and memorize how the computer has arranged the...

Sleep Concierges And 12 Choices Of Pillow: The Science Of Snoozing At High-End Hotels

The New York Times | Terry Trucco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Like many hotels these days, from moderate to luxury, the Benjamin is engaged in bed obsession, a trend that is, oddly, relatively recent for an indus...