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Jon Chase


The Evolution of the Pillow, from Mesopotamia to Modern Times
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Tracing the origins of the head cushion, from rock-hard neck-rest to the ultimate sign of decorative excess.
A Brief History of How Fighter Pilots Battle Fatigue, from 1932 to the Present
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It involves drugs. Lots of drugs.
5 Sitcom Episodes That Do The Dream Sequence Justice
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In the right hands dreams are a marvelous device for unlocking the bizarre, creating biiting social satire, or simply infusing some meta wackiness. Here are five of the best.
The Fascinating History of Your Uncle’s Favorite Couch
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The pull-out couch, the de facto bed of in-laws, drunk buddies and exiled husbands, has quite the backstory.
Can't Sleep? Gather with Other Insomniacs at One of These 5 Online Forums
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Come together and commiserate with a welcoming community of the sleep-starved.
What Happens When You Miss a Few Hours of Sleep? A Few Days? Weeks?
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Things escalate quickly.
Every Day Is a Lazy Saturday When You’re a Three-Toed Sloth
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Get to know the sleep habits of the wild kingdom's most celebrated chillaxer.
This Fantasy Baseball Season, Pay Close Attention to Players' Sleep Schedules
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Sleep could be the best kept secret in sabermetrics.