Waking up early is a chore to many people, especially night owls, but according to science being a morning person can hold a world of benefits. Why is that?
The conscious experience of where one's body is located arises from activity in brain areas involved in feelings of body ownership.
It sounds like a movie Ed Wood might have directed, but exploding head syndrome ifs totally for real. If you've ever woken up to an extremely loud noise whose source you could not pinpoint, you may have experienced it yourself. Trace explains.
Often, we wake up certain of two things: 1. We slept, or at least we think we did; and 2. We had dreams. But DID we dream? Why does remembering our dreams feel a bit like trying to grab wisps of dissipating smoke?
Okay, riddle us this one: How come it's so easy to fall asleep but SO hard to wake up? You'd think we'd be ready to bounce up and meet the day, but nope. Trace explains what's behind our attempts to drag ourselves out of bed, and why timing matters.
Cold and snowy weather make you sleepy? Research shows that's not uncommon.
Stop for a moment and try to recall the last time you washed either your pajamas or the sheets on your bed. In either case, if it's been longer than two weeks, prepare to be grossed out.
Sleep probably gets less credit than it should for battling illness since much of its work is under cover.
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