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The Incredibly Strange Case of the Sleep-Talking Bus Driver and His Gaslighting Wife
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About three years ago, a 67-year-old bus driver walked into the sleep clinic at London’s King’s College Hospital. His wife said he'd been talking in his sleep for a year. By her account, he broke into chatter most nights, within 10 minut...
What Is Lucid Dreaming and How Does It Work?
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Lucid dreaming — the practice of controlling your dreams — is real, and it can be learned. Here's how.
Study: For Teen Brains, Consistent Sleep Patterns Are Critical for Growth
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Varied sleep patterns may affect longer-term brain development.
The Dreams of Little Children: Hellishly Boring, or Scientifically Valuable?
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Credit where credit's due: A new study suggests young children have more sophisticated, adult-like dreams than previously thought.
English Bulldogs and Apnea: What Animals Have Taught Us About Sleep
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Can studying mice, fish, cats, dogs and even fruit flies yield insights into the human condition, and our need for sleep?
Baclofen Nightmares, DMT Visions and the End of Addiction
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Baclofen has been used to treat muscle spasms for decades, and the drug’s side effects — vivid dreams and supernatural sleep hallucinations — were well known. But it wasn’t until one French doctor began treating alcoholism with Baclofen that these visions caught the attention of the world’s astral explorers.
For Sleep Scientists, Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
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By assessing how well-rested and sleep-starved people retain information, psychologists and neuroscientists are making headway in understanding how sleep bolsters memory. What happens inside the sleeping brain to enable longer-lasting, s...
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 ...
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.
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.