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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.

How This Ancient Lizard Helped Scientists Better Understand Sleep
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High-five, Bearded Dragon.
How Do Psychopaths Sleep at Night? Apparently Really Well
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The one-or-so percent of us who are pathologically indifferent to the welfare of others appear to have one enviable trait: They sleep like logs.
Study Helps Explain Why Unfinished Work Keeps You Up At Night
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Leaving work unfinished on Friday can lead to restless Saturday and Sunday nights.
This Is Why You Don't Sleep Well on Your First Night of Vacation
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As it turns out, we're wired to stay semi-awake until new digs feel familiar.
Study: We'll Accept Advice From Anyone When We're Sleep Deprived
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The sleep-deprived are more likely to take advice — and less likely to care who's giving it.
We Don't Quite Perceive the World in Real-Time
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Whoa. A new paper says life happens milliseconds before we're aware of it.
Yet More Evidence That Sleep Fights the Common Cold
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Hit the sack, ditch the Kleenex.
Aetna is Paying Its Employees to Sleep. Should Other Companies Follow Suit?
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Should sleep be incentivized?
To Stay Emotionally Balanced, Hit Up a Spin Class
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A batch of new studies proves it.
Mornings Are Way More Expensive For Women
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Thanks, Pink Tax.