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The Battle To Finally Understand Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

How can you do medical research on chronic fatigue syndrome when divisions between patients, doctors and researchers are almost as chronic and painful as the disease itself?

Crocs Keep An Eye On You While They Sleep

Sleeping with only half your brain sounds like a great way to become a zombie in no time, but for certain marine mammals and birds, it’s a way of life. A new study suggests that crocodiles, too, may be “unihemispheric” sleepers, a finding which makes humans and other full-brain snoozers look more and more like evolutionary oddballs.

Our Modern Sleeping Habits Are Very Similar To Our Preindustrial Ancestors'

It’s often said that smartphones, TV and electric lighting all contribute to us sleeping worse than our ancestors. But a new study suggests that groups in rural communities in Africa and South America, with lifestyles similar to our preindustrial ancestors, sleep much like we do in the Western world.

Those All-Nighters You Pull May Not Be As Harmless As You Think

As you put the finishing touches on your paper, you notice the sun rising and fantasize about crawling in bed. Your vision and hearing are beginning to distort and the words staring back at you from the monitor have lost their meaning. Your brain … well, feels like mush. We’ve all been there. That debilitating brain fog that inevitably sets in after an all-nighter prompts the obvious question: what does sleep deprivation actually do to the brain?

Is Your Sleep App Keeping You Up At Night?

Tracking sleep is now routine in monitoring overall well-being. But are the devices used to do this actually useful, or have we simply found a more sophisticated way to clock watch?

How Travelling To Deep Space In Cryogenic Sleep Could Actually Work

Our bodies aren’t meant for space. We require too much maintenance to speed through the stars. We need a steady supply of things absent from space — namely water, food and oxygen. We crave warmth but won’t find it in deep space, where the average temperature is -270°C. Even if we could survive in an icy vacuum without sustenance, we’d probably go insane without distractions and room to move.

How Do Astronauts Sleep In Space?

The brief answer to your question? I slept fine!

Study: The More Money You Make, The More Sleep You Get

How do you sleep at night? If you’re rich, the answer is probably “really well”. Research compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that there’s a correlation between how much money you make and how much sleep you get. To no one’s surprise, Americans who make less money aren’t getting as much sleep as the wealthy.

Cool Infographic Shows The Sleeping Habits Of The Rich And Famous

Briefly: This interesting infographic shows the sleeping habits of people like Edison, Donald Trump, Mozart or Obama. All of them sleep less than the recommended eight hours and despite that they became very successful in their careers.

Morning Haze: Why It's Time To Stop Hitting The Snooze Button

It’s 6:30AM and after a long holiday break, your alarm clock is insistently telling you it’s time to get out of bed. For many people — me included — the automatic reaction is to hit the snooze button, often more than once.

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