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Sleep Habits of Great Minds: Baland Jalal, Neuroscientist
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On sleep paralysis, morning contemplation and late-night creativity.
How Baby Owls Sleep (Awww!) Affects What They Look Like
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The adorable offspring have some very fascinating sleep habits.
How We Used to Deal With Insomnia, Then vs. Now
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For one, we're not treating it with opium anymore.
Do Our Dreams About Politicians Have a Deeper Cultural Meaning?
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One psychologist breaks down eight years of Obama dreams.
Sleep Helps Us Remember Stuff if We Already Have a Context for Understanding It
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When does "sleeping on it" actually help?
Can Being Cold Make Us Nicer to People?
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Iced coffee: For cooling off and smiling through the DMV.
Where's the Rainbow? The Missing Science of How Gay Couples Sleep
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A decade of research on relationships and sleep is a heteros-only party.
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.
The Year in Sleep: 9 Things We Learned in 2016
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A look back at highlights in rest-related news.
How Chloroform Went From Beloved Sedative to Crime-Fiction Trope
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The lauded, sleep-inducing vapor spared millions from the pain of surgery — and then got demoted to shameful substance.