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The Weird, Fascinating History of the Night Light
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From fire to, well, The Clapper, we've gone through many variations of something that, essentially, is designed to prevent us from stubbing our toes.
Why 'The Truman Show' Is the Essential Lucid Dreaming Movie
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According to an expert lucid dreamer, the Jim Carrey vehicle really gets to the heart of the experience.
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.
(Almost) Everything Major in "House of Cards" Happens in the Bedroom
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Some background before you binge on season four.
How Accurate Are 'Inception' and Other Lucid Dreaming Films?
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Lucid dreaming expert Robert Waggoner weighs in on the good and bad of big screen dreamscapes.
Of Course Porn Is Messing with Our Sleep Habits
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Thanks to Pornhub's surveys we know that Mississippians love cartoons getting in on and erotica-viewers all have terrible sleep habits.
To Nudge or Not to Nudge: The Ethics of Waking Up Subway Sleepers
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Commuter ethics are complicated.
8 Sleep Myths Perpetuated by Popular Culture
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No, narcoleptics don't pass out in the middle of bowling and perfect morning hair just isn't a thing.
15 Random Artifacts From 'Full House' That You Nearly Forgot Existed
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Pillow people! Pencil beds! Shoe phones!
7 Authors Discuss How Sleep and Dreams Shape Their Writing
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Matt Gallagher, Judith Claire Mitchell, Kirstin Chen and four other writers discuss their creative relationship with sleep.