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A sleep journal can help you learn to get a better night's sleep. Follow one writer's sleep journal to find all about sleep, dream analysis and help for sleep disorders.

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The Cost of Fatigue Is Great — and a Short Nap May Just Help Pay the Debt

The Cost of Fatigue Is Great — and a Short Nap May Just Help Pay the Debt

Sleep expert Mark Rosekind, Ph.D. says naps are an undervalued resource in combating sleepiness. See more »

On Dreams and Dreaming

On Dreams and Dreaming

Dream researcher Patricia Garfield talks about dreams and dreaming. See more »

Acting Out Dreams

Acting Out Dreams

Learn why you don't physically act out your dreams from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Creating the Right Sleep Environment

Creating the Right Sleep Environment

Sleep Dispatch 17: Writer Vince Rause looks at the importance of good sleep habits, also known as sleep hygiene. See more »

Creative Dreaming

Creative Dreaming

Sleep Dispatch 18: Writer Vince Rause talks with dream expert Patricia Garfield about creative dreaming. See more »

Dream Experiment

Dream Experiment

Try this experiment to see the difference between imagination and dreams. See more »

Dreaming for Science

Dreaming for Science

Sleep Dispatch 14: Writer Vince Rause takes part in a dream experiment at the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory at Sacre Coeur Hospital in Montreal. See more »

Dream Interviews

Dream Interviews

Sleep Dispatch 11: Writer Vince Rause speaks with Gayle Delaney, who suggests that you don't need to know dream theory to interpret your own dream. See more »

Dreams: Finding Out What Really Matters

Dreams: Finding Out What Really Matters

Sleep Dispatch 9: Writer Vince Rause visits the University of Creation Spirituality to explore the spiritual elements of his dreams. See more »

Epilogue: Sleep Lessons Learned

Writer Vince Rause talks about the changes in his own sleep habits based on what he learned during his month-long quest for a good night's sleep. See more »