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Theresa Fisher

Theresa Fisher is VW's science editor. She does her best sleeping in the early morning light and her best thinking late at night.

Here's How Much Sleep Kids Need Every Night
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Read up, parents.
Scientists May Soon Be Able to Hack Our Biases, While We Sleep
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A team at Northwestern University has figured out a way to do it. Will their work lead to a brighter tomorrow?
The Totally Bonkers History of Sleep-Related Erections
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Once upon a time, sleep-related erections were the subject of scrutiny by the catholic church. Things get stranger from there.
Study: The “Love Hormone” Has an Odd Effect on Yawning
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And it provides some more insight into the mystery of yawning.
Study: People Who Live in Brightly Lit Areas Sleep Badly
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Those strip mall lights are sapping your sleep.
Yet Another Reason Why Caffeine Might Be Your Best Workout Buddy
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It seems the stimulant overcomes a neural slow-down
The Most Interesting People in Sleep: Michael Grandner
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14. The Equalizer Name: Michael GrandnerTitle: Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of ArizonaWhy they're interesting: Probing the relationship between sleep and socioeconomic inequality   When we look at...
The Most Interesting People in Sleep: David Samson
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10. The Evolutionist Name: David SamsonTitle: Evolutionary biologist at The University of TorontoWhy they're interesting: Examining how human sleep has changed since Homo erectus dozed in trees A common refrain in the sleep conversatio...
The Most Interesting People in Sleep: Wendy Troxel
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13. The Relationship Expert Name: Wendy Troxel Title: Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND CorporationWhy they're interesting: Studying sleep in couples     Sleep has traditionally been studied as a solo behavior. But most adul...
The Most Interesting People in Sleep: Benjamin Reiss
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9. The Dean Name: Benjamin Reiss Title: Professor and author of the book “Wild Nights: How taming sleep created our restless world.”Why they're interesting: A cultural historian exploring the past and present through a prism of sleep B...