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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.

When it Comes to Books, Kids Want Cold, Hard Facts
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Time to rethink their bedtime reading?
Why Are So Many YouTubers Posting Videos of Drowsy Driving?
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This "trend" is dumber than ghost riding the whip and planking combined.
The Disturbing Relationship Between Sleep, Depression and Suicide
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At least three-quarters of clinically depressed people struggle with sleep, and insomnia is a well-proven risk factor for suicide across different cultures and age groups.
How Tired and Wired Employees Can Work Smarter
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There are ways to make exhausted, over-caffeinated employees be more productive.
Marcel Proust Was a Genius. He Was Also an Insomniac. Are They Related?
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The French writer's sleep struggles pop up throughout his most famous work.
The Napping Brain Is All About Rewards
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You may be an altruist, but your brain's focused on reaping benefits.
What's Happening Inside the Hallucinating Brain
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Scientists are close to figuring out what makes you trip.
The Surprising Origins of "Sleep Tight" and Other Common Phrases
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Bust out this list when you're dying for end of the night cocktail party conversation.
Groundbreaking Study Shows We Do Sleep Like Our Ancestors
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Modern-day hunter-gatherers sleep a lot like us.
How the Country’s Elite Firefighters Battle Fatigue
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Jason Ramos, a veteran firefighter, discusses how he balances rest and raging infernos.