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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 Can Insomniacs Learn from the Industrial Revolution?
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Before artificial light, biphasic sleep was all the rage.
Spencer Hastings’ Pretty Little Pill Problem: It All Goes to Pot
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This week in PLL acronyms: PTSD and an Rx for MJ.
Study: For Teen Brains, Consistent Sleep Patterns Are Critical for Growth
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Varied sleep patterns may affect longer-term brain development.
The Surprising Case for Virtual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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Can you do Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in your PJs?
Sleep Study: Homeless Women Find Peace in Mantras
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A pilot study suggests that a simple relaxation technique can help homeless women fight insomnia.
The Dreams of Little Children: Hellishly Boring, or Scientifically Valuable?
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Credit where credit's due: A new study suggests young children have more sophisticated, adult-like dreams than previously thought.
Spencer Hastings’ Pretty Little Pill Problem: Take Two and Screw Me Over in the Morning
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Will Rosewood's most competent liar climb on the benzo bandwagon?
For Their Own Damn Good, Indonesian City Imposes Curfew on Women
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Indonesian city passes law prohibiting women from walking alone at night.
For Sleep Scientists, Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
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By assessing how well-rested and sleep-starved people retain information, psychologists and neuroscientists are making headway in understanding how sleep bolsters memory. What happens inside the sleeping brain to enable longer-lasting, s...
Creepy Study Says: Here’s the Twitter Profile of an Insomniac
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People with sleep disorders may be tweeting while you're sleeping (but you probably don't follow them), a new study suggests.