Sleep

Waking up at 5 a.m. probably won't make you more productive — here's what will

You’ve heard the stories.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook wakes up at 3:45 every morning. Both Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey have alarms that go off before 6 a.m. Frank Lloyd Wright, Margaret Thatcher, and Ernest Hemingway never slept through a sunrise.<p>Maybe that's all true. But showing the …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker review – how more sleep can save your life

A neuroscientist has found a revolutionary way of being cleverer, more attractive, slimmer, happier, healthier and of warding off cancer – a good night’s shut-eye<p>Awake at 4.30am the other morning, having been roused from sleep by my four-year-old son climbing into bed with my wife and me (a more or …

Books

ADHD may be a type of sleep disorder

Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as …

ADHD

This Founder Used a Classic Project Management Technique to Engineer Her Week--And It Worked

Here's what happens when you tie passion to purpose.<p>Most entrepreneurs are made when they face a challenge and then vow to work relentlessly to get to a solution. Vicki Mayo, founder and CEO of the Touchpoint Solution, is no different.<p>Mayo developed a device called Buzzies to calm her …

Project Management

Caught napping: snoozing jellyfish prove a brain isn't necessary for sleep

Scientists made the discovery by observing the primitive jellyfish Cassiopea, which has no central nervous system<p>Snoozing jellyfish have confirmed that a brain is not necessary for sleep.<p>Scientists made the discovery after observing a primitive jellyfish called Cassiopea that lives upside down on …

The scientific reason why sleep deprivation *might* make you happier

Sleep deprivation has been shown time and time again to do nothing but bad things for your body: It can make you feel irritable, have problems making …

Lifestyle

Do These Bedroom Habits Help Or Harm Your Sleep?

Image: Supplied<p>Everybody wants better sleep. Many of us invest considerable money, time and effort in search of that perfect night’s rest. We spend …

What it's like to suffer from severe, debilitating imsomnia

It was 4.47am. I was lying in bed and I’d just worked out that I had been awake for 11 of the past 13 years. I did the maths as I watched daylight …

School start time bill put to sleep by state senate

State Assembly members voted down a bill that would have required middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., in order to align …

San Diego

Safety board: Undiagnosed sleep apnea involved in two train crashes

Sleep apnea was involved in two separate New York-area train crashes over the past year, which has prompted federal investigators to examine the …

Long Island Rail Road

Vanderburg: Sleep necessary for optimal performance

Print<p>We can all agree that getting a good night’s sleep makes you feel better but did you realize that lack of sleep affects more than just your …

Quebec

Generation Woke: the latest technology to help you get a good night's sleep

Turns out that sex is overrated — we’d rather have a good night’s sleep.<p>Research published this week carried out by the National Centre for Social …

Wellness

[LISTEN] Gettic - Sleepwalking (Ft. Clairity)

Danish artist/producer Gettic is out with his debut single "Sleepwalking" featuring 19 year old singer-songwriter Clairity, a protege of Kesha's mom, …

Sleep Disorders

This Is the Single Best Cure for Insomnia That No One is Talking About

In the frenzied never-ending search for more sleep, you can’t say people aren't getting creative. There are beanie-like sleep caps that claim to bring down brain activity, magnetized pillows to align the biological clock, and body creams that "rub out" insomnia, such as the pale purple Sleepy …

Beauty

Should You Let Your Dog Sleep with You at Night?

The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that dogs can be found in roughly one-third of homes in the United States.<p>Surveys of hospital …

Health

New study reveals what your sleeping position says about you… apparently

A new study has revealed some interesting info about how you sleep.<p>Woman opens up about why she's done hiding her psoriasis<p>Apparently, your chosen …

Apparently

This Colour Bedding Will Help You Fall Asleep Easier and Quicker

Our generation is clearly obsessed with sleep. We talk about it, we track it and we never seem to get enough of it. But do you know <i>why</i> we sleep or …

Wellness

Let's Talk About Sleep Paralysis: When You Wake Up and Can't Move

Do you ever wake from sleep and realize you can’t move your arms or legs, lift your head, or wiggle your fingers or toes? You're aware of your …

Sleep Paralysis

Have humans always slept through the night?

A solid eight hours is something many of us aim for but is sleeping through the night something we've always done? Or is it something new?

Australian News

It’s Not Just Hot Flashes. Menopause Can Disrupt Your Sleep

How does menopause affect sleep?<p>According to a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women who are going …

Health

Sleep Deprivation Can Rapidly Reduce Depression

By Rich Haridy in <i>New Atlas</i><p>By Russel Brandom at the <i>Verge</i><p>By Erene Stergiopoulos in <i>Nautilus</i><p>By Noah Smith in <i>Bloomberg View</i><p>By Trushar Barot at <i>Nieman</i> …

Sleep Deprivation

Is there a way to be productive while I sleep?

And other amazing stuff we wish someone would invent.<p><i>Want to know if your idea could become reality? Tweet @PopSci, email letters@popsci.com, or tell us on Facebook.</i><p>I wish someone would invent...a way to be productive while you sleep<p>It would be the ultimate life hack: Instead of wasting one third …

Science

Short duration and poor quality of sleep 'prevalent' among adults, StatsCan says

55% of women ages 18 to 64 reported trouble going to sleep or staying asleep at least sometimes<p>About a third of adults sleep fewer hours per night …

Sleep Disorders

Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Risk Of Chronic Pain

A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time.<p>(Reuters Health) - People who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests.<p>A general …

Pain

Yoga Improves Sleep In People Being Treated For Cancer

People receiving chemotherapy are often plagued by insomnia at night and excessive drowsiness during the day. But a new study in the journal <i>Cancer</i> …

Yoga

Smart Nora

<b>Pros</b><p>Pillow insert inflates to stop snoring when detected. Money-back guarantee.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Might wake you up. Can't flip or squeeze your pillow.</b> …

Home Automation

Sleep deprivation can rapidly reduce the symptoms of depression

It may sound counter-intuitive, but for decades it has been known that sleep deprivation can rapidly alleviate symptoms of depression. A new …

Science

Ready for cute photos of pets napping? Brace yourself for oodles of adorable

We all love our pets, but sometimes we love them even more when they’re snoozing. If it’s possible, they’re even cuter when they’re asleep.<p>Share your …

Pets

People Who Wake Up Early Make More Money and Have Higher Job Satisfaction, Survey Says

You might stop hitting the snooze button after you read this.<p>Here's another reason to ditch the snooze button. While getting up in the morning can be difficult, it turns out there might be a relationship between success, money and your alarm clock.<p>And while we’re all aware of the importance of a …

Job Satisfaction

Having your dog in the bed is bad for your sleep. - Seriously, Science?

By Seriously Science | September 20, 2017 6:00 am<p><i>Photo: flickr/dixie wells</i><p><i>Dog owners, we have some “ruff” news for you: according to this study, it</i> …

Dogs