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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.

What Does Your Dog's Sleeping Position Say About It?
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The most common types of positions, explained.
There's a New Theory Linking Suicide and Nightmares
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Researchers propose the first psychological theory to explain why bad dreams and self-harm go hand-in-hand.
The Smell of Booze Alone Makes Us Lose Inhibition
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A new, albeit small, study shows that even smelling booze makes us lose inhibition.
The Challenge of Mapping the Insomniac Brain
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Sleep deprivation and Insomnia are different disorders, and scientists have made more progress scanning the sleep-deprived brain.
Here's the Truth About the "Women Need More Sleep Than Men" Study That Blew Up the Internet
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It may be true, but despite what other outlets say, there is no new "study" to back this up yet.
The “Sleep-Low” Diet is In for Spring Runners
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A new study points to the exercise benefits of ditching carbs come dinnertime.
A Big Part of Caffeine Addiction is Mental, Study Finds
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Decaf might do the trick, so long as you think it's the real stuff.
How ABC's New Show 'The Family,' Uses Sleep to Make The Characters Come Alive
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On the show, sleeping is both a cause for concern and celebration.
Study Shows One Gender Sleeps Better With a Cuddle Partner
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(And it's not women.)
(Almost) Everything Major in "House of Cards" Happens in the Bedroom
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Some background before you binge on season four.