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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.

Is There Finally a Solution to the Nightmare of Sleep Paralysis?
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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
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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
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A look back at highlights in rest-related news.
Behind the Blacklight: An Oral History of MTV's "Roomraiders"
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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
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When you dream about your significant other cheating, do you wake up ready to fight?
The Summer My Sleep Fell Apart
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And how I stitched it back together.
When Daydreaming Replaces Dreaming
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We all daydream, but maladaptive daydreamers are consumed by their fantasies.
What Does it Mean to "Dream Like a Girl"?
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A new study on gendered dreaming sheds some light on the differences and similarities between the male and female subconscious.
The Link Between Skipping Sleep and Feeling Giddy
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Exhausted but happy? Well, short-term sleep deprivation can be a temporary upper.