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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.


How Your Genes Influence Whether You're A Morning Person

A DNA analysis of nearly 90,000 23andme customers suggests our preference for early mornings may be rooted in our genes. The study also suggests that night owls are at greater risk of depression and other health issues. But those findings come with a couple of caveats.


The Deadly Reality Of Living With Sleep Apnea

“You need to get out,” she said. I could tell she was serious.

I always had a bit of a snoring problem, but in the five years we had been married, my wife had come to a breaking point. It was just too much. Not only was I snoring loudly enough to keep her awake, (she’s convinced the volume could have attracted extra-terrestrial intelligence), but I was – apparently – periodically gasping for air. Loudly. Desperately.

That isn’t normal.


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.


Humans Sleep A Lot Less Than Any Other Primate

Forget studies that show that we are lazy, fried cheese-fed, cubicle dwellers. Or, at least forget the “lazy” part. Out of all the primates, humans distinguish themselves by getting the least amount of sleep.


Gizmodo's Static Podcast: Resurrecting The Dead Via Androids, Rooster Teeth's Gus Sorola And More

Resurrecting the dead, using code to automate your job, your favourite video game of all time, and what happens when you don’t sleep. Also featuring an interview with Rooster Teeth’s Gus Sorola about RTX Australia, YouTube Red and his useless psychic powers.


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