You know that jerky, twitchy, feels-like-you're-falling thing you feel sometimes just before you drift off to sleep? That's called the hypnogogic state, and Trace explains what going on with this phenomenon.
It might sound like a made-up sleep disorder used by rapists on trial for their lives, but sexsomnia -- having sex while asleep -- is recognized by psychiatrists as a very real, albeit rare phenomenon. Tara has the details.
Recent strange cases of sleepwalking shed light on this mysterious condition. Continue reading →
New research shows you're more likely to make better ethical decisions when you're most alert. Continue reading →
It's commonly thought that not sleeping for super-long times is a good way to get yourself dead. Trace tells us where that line is, and how long record-setting humans have stayed up in the past.
Sleep drunkenness, more properly called confusional arousal, involves confusion or inappropriate behavior during or after waking from sleep, often with no memory of the experience.
We've all been there: No sleep and still a full work day to survive, hopefully with some sense you're functioning above zombie level. Sourcefed's Reina Scully drops by with some tips for the sleepless.
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