UK Government Forced to Pay Damages to Narcoleptic Kid
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A 12-year-old British boy who developed narcolepsy in 2009 after receiving the swine flu vaccine stands to receive about $135,000 from the UK government, The Guardian reported. The boy’s family, whose names have not been released, filed ...
The Many Bedrooms of Madame Bovary
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The new film adaptation of the classic 1856 novel pays special attention to the bedroom.
How Memory Champions Treat Sleep as a Training Tool
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Top-ranked memory champions Nelson Dellis and Lance Tschirhart explain how they rest for the win.
Sleep in a Dish Has Been Invented, Not Yet Ready for Drugstore Shelves
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Thanks to new research from Washington State University, we can now study sleep outside the body.
It Was All a Dream! Really? The Best and Worst Examples of this Cheap Trick
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Few TV and movie tropes can alienate audiences like "It was all a dream!" revelations. Adam Bulger runs down the list of this cliche's best and worst offenders.
True Travel: Just 10,000 Miles to Mongolia
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Snaking Roads? Robbers? Crooked Police? To writer Josh Bernstein, the 10,000 mile Mongol Rally sounded fun. And it was, for about the first 9,000 miles.
Study: People with BFFs Sleep Better
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Psychologists at the University of Utah find people with supportive social networks get better sleep. And no, a lot of coworkers don't count.
Is It Bedtime for Benzos?
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Benzodiazepines were supposed to replace barbiturates as a safe, effective treatment for anxiety. More than 50 years after first appearing in America's medicine cabinets, these highly-addictive psychotropic drugs are on track to becoming the world's favorite sleeping pill. Shouldn't we be worried?
12 Overused Dream Sequence Clichés
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Dream sequences can be amazing, as anyone who’s seen Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound can tell you. But most directors opt for quick and dirty dream scenes, which means audiences are treated to familiar sights whenever characters fall asleep in front of the camera.
How Often Should I Wash My Sheets?
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Chances are, it's more than you think.