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Cute Animation Imagines What Happens To The Sheep You Didn't Count Because You Fell Asleep

Video: When you’re counting sheep jumping over a fence to help you fall asleep, you’re inevitably going to leave some behind. You can’t count them all! You need to sleep! But those poor imaginary leftover sheep never get to clear the fence and be free. What will happen to them? Katelyn Hagen shows the plight of the sheep never counted in this short animation, which imagines what lengths they might go to jump the line.


Why You Always Wake Up Early After A Night Of Drinking

Lots of people have a little booze before bed to help them get to sleep — but while a night cap may help in the dozing-off department, too much alcohol can actually do a number on the overall quality of your shuteye. Let’s take a look at some of the important differences between drunk sleep and sober sleep, including why it’s so damn hard to sleep in after a tipple-tastic night on the town.


Can You Die From Sleep-Deprivation?

The short answer? Yes, total sleep deprivation can almost certainly kill you. What’s less clear is how it does it.


Why Are You Always Staying Up Past Your Bedtime?

The consequences of not getting enough sleep are evident to all of us — and yet we’re constantly staying up later than what our internal biological clocks are telling us. A new study shows the elusive nature of what’s to blame.


94 Minutes On Dagobah Is Basically A Relaxation Tape For Star Wars Nerds

Video: Some days can leave you feeling like you don’t want to live on this planet any more. For one hour and 34 blissful minutes you can move to the marshy forests of Dagobah, and leave your earthly problems behind you.


Can You Condition Your Body To Require Less Sleep?

One way to have more time for work and play every day is to sleep a little bit less. But eventually, staying awake for longer periods can have a negative impact on the quality of our lives. So where does the break-even point lie, and can it be shifted?


Why We Sleep So Poorly In Unfamiliar Places

Many of us have trouble sleeping in an unfamiliar place, like a hotel, or a friend’s house for the first time. When we finally do get to sleep, it’s often fidgety and disturbed. New research shows that one hemisphere of our brain stays more active during the first night of sleep — and it does so to keep us ready for trouble.


Awesome Animation Imagines The Nightmare That's Happening Around You When You Sleep

Video: The scariest place to be when you’re a kid? Alone, at night, in your bed, right before you sleep. You just know right when you close your eyes, all the stuff of nightmares is going to come alive and scare any chance of sleep out of you. And it’s probably all true! Who knows what’s going on around you when you sleep. Andy Kennedy played on that fear by showing sleep disturbances from outside and within in his animated short Slow Wave.


How To Set Android Volume Buttons To Snooze And Dismiss Alarms

In the midst of your early morning stupor, it can be difficult to drag your mind out of sleeping and accurately operate your phone (see our previous tips). If you’re reaching out for your Android phone in the dark and with bleary eyes, then you can use the physical hardware buttons instead.


How Many Nights Of Mediocre Sleep Are The Same As No Sleep At All?

Scientists deprived a group of study participants of different amounts of sleep. Some got a full night’s sleep, others got their hours of sleep cut down and some got no sleep whatsoever. After a while, the slightly-deprived people were as bad offas the people who had gotten no sleep. The difference was, they didn’t know it.


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