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The Worst Overnight Disasters in History
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Sleep with one eye open, and keep your go-bag handy.
The Strange, Twisted History of the Sleeper Hold
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How the sleeper hold became society’s ultimate symbol of dominance, emasculation and Big Brother run amok.
“Grandfathered’s” Ravi Patel on Dreams, Hollywood Racism and Finally Achieving Success
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The actor, director and comedian flies through his dreams — and once argued with Michael Bay about a racist suggestion.
The Weird, Wild World of Dream-Inducing Oneirogens
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Oneirogens are substances, sounds, scents and practices that intensify dreams. Here's how they work.
Inside Japan’s Sleep Culture of Inemuri
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Imagine a world where sleeping on the job is a badge of honor.
And the Best Songs for Waking Up Are...
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Start your mornings with Coldplay, Arcade Fire, and, uh, Macklemore.
The Director of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences Loves Naps and His Narcoleptic Dogs
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Dr. Emmanuel Mignot loves 30-minute lie downs, doesn't dream much and can't resist a midnight bite of dark chocolate.
Dracula Didn't Always Sleep in a Coffin
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Digging deeper into Dracula's most famous sleeping surface.
Even Eugene Mirman’s Nightmares Are Funny
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The comedian and voice of "Bob's Burger's'" Gene Belcher talks childhood bedrooms and worst nightmares.
Sudden and Unexplained: The Sleep Deaths that Inspired Freddy Krueger
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The true story behind Nightmare on Elm Street left a trail of death without a single wisecrack.