Songbirds have a compelling reason to get out of bed early: mating.
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.
The gold standard for sleep analysis requires a person to spend the night in a sleep lab, but this new technique lets you sleep in your own bed.
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.
On a day set aside to appreciate rest, we gather some of nature's most able sleepers.
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