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Robin Scher


Can a Sleep Coach Really Help Me?
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They can't prescribe medication, but they can help you overhaul your nocturnal life based on evidence from science, alternative therapies and, most likely, a lot of common sense.
What We Can Learn About Sleep from the Ancient Greeks
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Silvia Montiglio, author of 'The Spell of Hypnos', breaks it down.
From Descartes to Carlin: 6 Great Philosophers on the Nature of Sleep
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“People say, 'I'm going to sleep now,' as if it were nothing. But it's really a bizarre activity." – George Carlin
How Ancient Cultures Made Sense of Sleep
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Before all the sleep studies and dream research labs.
Get to Know Hypnos, the Hard-Partying Greek God of Sleep
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Among other things, the father of sleep was known to carry around a horn filled with opium.
The Tryptophan Epidemic of 1989
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Was the tryptophan outbreak of 1989 a result of genetic engineering gone bad, or was tryptophan itself to blame?
Dracula Didn't Always Sleep in a Coffin
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Digging deeper into Dracula's most famous sleeping surface.
Five Cults that Used Sleep Deprivation to Control Followers
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Sleep-deprivation is a powerful form of subjugation.
Why the State Between Sleep and Wakefulness Breeds Creativity
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A discussion about hypnagogia with the curator of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York, whose new exhibit delves into the dream-like state of inspiration.