sleep

The Simplest Way To Track Your Sleep Yet

A lot of us suck at sleep. But exactly how do we suck at it? Do we toss and turn a lot? Snore? Are we roused by outside noises? Well, the new Misfit Beddit Sleep System promises to answer those questions.


Scientists Have Induced Lucid Dreaming With Electric Shocks

We’re one step closer to on-demand dreaming you can control after a recent study showed that applying a mild electrical current to the scalp can induce lucid dreaming. It sounds a little bit like Inception, only with more science and less espionage. It also sounds pretty fun.


The Big Sleep: How Hibernation Could Overcome Life-Threatening Injury

Imagine it: you have been rushed into the emergency room and you are dying. Your injuries are too severe for the surgeons to repair in time. Your blood haemorrhages unseen from ruptured vessels. The loss of that blood is starving your organs of vital nutrients and oxygen. You are entering cardiac arrest.


The Mattress Gets Reinvented (And Stuffed In The Boot Of Your Car)

Mattress shopping can be a major pain in the arse. Something that Casper, a newly launched sleep startup, wants to remedy. The supposed solution? One single, painstakingly engineered mattress for the masses.


Five Pieces Of Sleep Science You Need To Know

Today is World Sleep Day, designed to make us all celebrate sleep and, presumably, try to get a little bit more of it. But even if you can’t catch more shuteye than usual, here are the five most important things you need to know in order to make the resting hours you do get count.


What Is Your Ideal Soundtrack For Falling Asleep?

For some, to be surrounded by total silence seems like an ideal way to fall asleep. For the rest of us, a completely quiet room after hours is like a breeding ground for every weird, troubling, eye-opening thought you’ve ever had; some kind of background audio helps calm the nerves. Is there a happy medium?


The New Basis Band Dives Deeper Into Your Sleep

The Basis B1 band was already one of the best activity trackers you could buy, with a few caveats. In the last few months, it’s taken significant steps towards becoming even better; in November the B1 improved how it keeps track of your exercise habits, and starting this month,it will be able to tell the difference between REM sleep, light sleep and deep sleep.


Wait, Counting Sheep Doesn't Actually Work?

In today’s world we have lots of sleep aides like Tempur-Pedic beds and, uh, Ambien. But if you’re still using the bore-yourself-to-sleep method, some bad news is coming down the pike: Counting sheep doesn’t work.


Why We Need To Sleep So Much

One of the universal truths for most humans who appreciate things like comfort and relaxation and a collection of soft feathers and enveloping warmth and rejuvenation is that we love our sleep. It makes us feel good! And sure it wastes a lot of time, but we feel like crap when we don’t have enough of it. And, beyond feeling good, we sort of need it. But why do we need it?


Sleeping In Public Just Keeps Getting Easier

Like ostriches themselves, the Ostrich Pillow is enigmatic and generally fascinating. Who would use it? Is it appropriate for children? Is it a sex toy? Hard to say! But it looks downright comfortable for napping. The only issue is carrying it.