There's more than one type of sleep deprivation, and the impacts vary.
Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber
I'm looking for examples of unexpected (and not widely known) practices of everyday life from bygone eras. I'll give a few examples of the type of information I seek.
90 percent of teens are sleep deprived -- and the health costs could be significant.
Slept for just over four hours every day.
For more than 3 billion years, the cyclical light of sun, moon, and stars governed life on Earth. Then along came electric light. Our bodies and brains may not have been ready.
Our addiction to electricity is giving everyone jet lag.
In some places, towns essentially shut down in the afternoon while everyone goes home for a siesta. Unfortunately, in the U.S.-more b
The physical price our minds and bodies pay when we allow electronics to light up our nights.
Our ancestors slept twice a night, experiencing a few, waking twilight hours of "unusual calmness, likened to meditation.
Once you go back before the 1800s, sleep starts to look a lot different. Your ancestors slept in a way that modern sleepers would find bizarre.
Eight lucky people out in Colorado got to be part of the best scientific study ever. It involved, basically, going camping and sleeping.
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Got a long commute to the office? A new study shows what exactly you're sacrificing to get to work. Brown University researchers found that spending a...
Sleeping in one eight-hour chunk is a very recent phenomenon, and lying awake at night could be good for you, according to scientists and historians.