History

Whatever Happened to the Waterbed?
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It was sexytime on the high seas, in the comfort of your own home.
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.
Dracula Didn't Always Sleep in a Coffin
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Digging deeper into Dracula's most famous sleeping surface.
Eight Classic Terrifying Short Stories
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Bedtime reading that will keep you up at night.
Four Insanely Long Comas with Happy Endings
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Locked in deep sleeps for more than a decade.
Five Cults that Used Sleep Deprivation to Control Followers
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Sleep-deprivation is a powerful form of subjugation.
Marcel Proust Was a Genius. He Was Also an Insomniac. Are They Related?
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The French writer's sleep struggles pop up throughout his most famous work.
The Surprising Origins of "Sleep Tight" and Other Common Phrases
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Bust out this list when you're dying for end of the night cocktail party conversation.
Groundbreaking Study Shows We Do Sleep Like Our Ancestors
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Modern-day hunter-gatherers sleep a lot like us.