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How Sleep Consolidates Our Memories
On Dreams and Dreaming
Does Sleeping On Your Side Stop Snoring?
Can lucid dreams kill you?
A new study determined it takes a split second for our brains to replay and store certain memories when we sleep.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Oct 11, 2018
Americans are deprived of sleep. And it's becoming a public health crisis. Could the military really help out?
By Cherise Threewitt Oct 10, 2018
If you sleep with someone who snores, you may've read that you should wake them up and have them turn on their side to stop the problem. But does it work?
By Dave Roos Sep 13, 2018
Wearing socks to bed may not look sexy, but it can be a lifesaver at helping you fall asleep faster.
By Dave Roos Sep 4, 2018
A new study just found the sleeping disorder could make you gain weight. Awesome.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Aug 22, 2018
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? We'll give you the most common reasons why you're tired and how to fix them.
By Dave Roos Jul 18, 2018
Experts have long advised people to get up at the same time each day for better sleep long-term. But a new study is great news for people who like to sleep in on their days off.
By Alia Hoyt Jun 1, 2018
Most sleep experts recommend a nap of 20 to 30 minutes in the afternoon, but some say that longer naps bring about significant improvement in creative problem-solving.
By Dave Roos May 16, 2018
Not getting enough quality sleep can take a serious toll on your mental and physical well-being. It can also shorten your life.
By Carrie Tatro Apr 20, 2018
Are you one of those people who can't fall asleep without the sound of a fan? The reason may have something to do with your "sleep spindles."
By Alia Hoyt Nov 7, 2017
Even if the film is full of blasting bombs and flashing lights, it might not be enough to stop some folks from nodding off.
By Dave Roos Jul 25, 2017
A new study links sleeping in on the weekends with an increased likelihood of heart disease.
By Dave Roos Jun 19, 2017
The pressure of weighted blankets is said to help alleviate stress and anxiety. Is that true?
By Kate Kershner Feb 2, 2017
Imagine how much more you could get accomplished if you didn’t waste all that time sleeping, and just napped in short bursts through the day. Is that feasible?
By Jonathan Strickland Jan 20, 2017
They're not hallucinations, but they're not just regular nightmares, either.
By Oisin Curran
Don't worry, you'll grow out of it – unless you're among the tiny percent of adults who still experience horrific sleep visions. Learn all about night terrors at HowStuffWorks.
Researchers have discovered that the human brain essentially sleeps with one eye open during the first night in a new spot.
By Robert Lamb May 11, 2016
Arianna Huffington's new book on sleep got us thinking about how to get better zzzs. Could lowering the thermostat work for you, too?
By Kathryn Whitbourne Apr 28, 2016
A new product uses sound waves to block the noise created by snorers. But does it really work?
By Nichole Bazemore Mar 29, 2016
Scientists have found a way to send mice tumbling into REM sleep almost instantly. And that could have big implications for sleep research.
By John Donovan Oct 23, 2015
If you're aware you're dreaming and you face certain death, does the real you die when the dream you does? It's a mind-bending question.
By Laurie L. Dove
Are you up with the birds or burning the midnight oil? Or somewhere in between? The reason why you love getting up early, or hate it, has a lot to do with genetics.
By Alia Hoyt
You probably already know that you don't get as much sleep as you need, but how much is enough?
Many of us who occasionally sacrifice sleep in favor of other tasks suffer the physical and mental side effects the next day. But what would happen if you never slept again?
Imagine how much you could get done without the need for sleep. An extra six to eight hours every day seems like a dream come true. Has the future arrived? Are we ready to embark on a waking life? Read this to find out.
By Bambi Turner
Navigating the Nightmare of a Natural Disaster
Plants Evolve Scents and Colors to Attract Animals for Seed Dispersal
Ice Crystals Cause Beautiful Noctilucent Clouds