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Researchers find that how soon we sleep after learning new information impacts how well we retain it. Christie Nicholson reports
March 24, 2012 |
We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.
Cool infographics on how to take a nap.
Polyphasic Sleep: Facts and Myths
Dr Piotr Wozniak
January 2005 (updated)
This article compares polyphasic sleep to regular monophasic sleep, biphasic sleep, as well as to the concept of free-running sleep. The follow-up to this article written in 2010 is available here…
Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat. Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout histor…
10:37 AM Thursday March 3, 2011 | Comments Let's cut to the chase.
Say you decide to go on a fast, and so you effectively starve yourself for a week. At the end of seven days, how would you be feeling? You'd probably be hungry, perhaps a little weak, and almost certainly somewhat thinner. But b.…
bon iver - beth/rest (piano solo)
had some friends over for the weekend (seung-hyo and jen aka canada), and we got engaged in a short discussion about various sleep schedules. does it matter what time you choose to sleep and wake up? is polyphasic sleep and/or the uberman's sleep schedule harmfu...
One study says, "possibly". Note that the illumination provided by the light sources used in the study may not be consistent with the light coming from a computer monitor. Also note that the sample size is not large, and a mechanism for the effect is not proposed. (source)
J Physiol Anthropol...
We all know that we don’t get enough sleep. But how much sleep do we really need? Until about 15 years ago, one common theory was that if you slept at least four or five hours a night, your cognitive performance remained intact; your body simply adapted to less sleep. But that idea was based on studies…