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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.

Nintendo Is Developing A Non-Wearable To Track Sleep And Fatigue

While the world and his dog builds wearables of all kinds, Nintendo seems to be headed in a different direction. The company’s CEO, Satoru Iwata, tells Reuters that a newly created healthcare division is building a sleep and fatigue tracker — that you won’t wear.

25 Horrible Things That Happen If You Don't Get Enough Sleep

In our 24/7 culture, sleep loss is a major problem. Back in 1942, we averaged almost 8 hours of sleep a night — now that’s down to 6.8. (Seven to 9 hours per night are what’s generally recommended.) Almost 40 per cent of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep a night, a recent Gallup poll found, and an estimated 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Everyone knows that it’s important to get enough sleep — but you may not realise just how many things can go wrong when you don’t.

Finally, A Sleep Tracker You Don't Have To Wear

There can be many reasons why you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, and a sleep tracker can help ensure it’s not your bedroom to blame. But who wants to head to bed with a device strapped to your wrist, or hiding under your pillow? ResMed’s new S+ sits out of the way on your bedside table, but is still able to keep tabs on how restful your evening was, and make suggestions on how to better your sleep.

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