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.

Where's the Rainbow? The Missing Science of How Gay Couples Sleep
A decade of research on relationships and sleep is a heteros-only party.
Is There Finally a Solution to the Nightmare of Sleep Paralysis?
A neuroscientist has discovered what causes sleep paralysis — and may have found a way to vanquish the demons for good.
What the 'Ambien Walrus' Really Is, According to the Person Who Made It Up
When you were hopped up on sleeping pills and bought all that Toblerone and snorkeling gear on Amazon? Yeah, that was the Walrus.
The Year in Sleep: 9 Things We Learned in 2016
A look back at highlights in rest-related news.
Behind the Blacklight: An Oral History of MTV's "Roomraiders"
Before social media squashed the concept of TMI, before the Great Recession flatlined the country and before everyone stopped going to the mall, weekdays at 4:30 belonged to the teens with blacklights.
Dreaming About Your Bae Affects How You Feel About Them
When you dream about your significant other cheating, do you wake up ready to fight?
Who in Their Right Mind Would Pay for a Nap?
I pondered this on a recent midday visit to a New York nap spa.
The Summer My Sleep Fell Apart
And how I stitched it back together.
When Daydreaming Replaces Dreaming
We all daydream, but maladaptive daydreamers are consumed by their fantasies.