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Why Do We Sleep? Keeping Those Pesky Excitable Neurons in Line

“The subject of sleeplessness is once more under public discussion. The hurry and excitement of modern life is quite correctly held to be responsible for much of the insomnia of which we hear: and most of the articles and letters are full of good advice to live more quietly and of platitudes concerning the harmfulness of rush and worry. 1,024 more words

Sleep Science

Why Do We Sleep? The Brain’s Waste Disposal System

“Okay, smart guy so why do we sleep then? Bet you can’t answer that one…”

“Well… How long have you got? There’s a fair bit of content to co- Hey! 1,039 more words


Help! I don't dream!

Don’t worry, everybody dreams. If you really weren’t dreaming then you’d be suffering some very serious health effects and probably not in a state to be reading a dream blog. 507 more words

Lucid Dreaming

Sleep Roundup 12/07/16

So, being the geek that I am I come across lots of interesting sleep talks online and resources which help me with my day to day research. 87 more words

Sleep Science

Sleep Trackers: Do They Work?

“I didn’t sleep too well last night, and I felt so groggy this morning”

“Stressful day at work?”

“No, my stupid SleepApp didn’t work properly and I spent the night trying to get it to play relaxing whale noises. 2,733 more words


Penelope A. Lewis's 'The Secret World of Sleep'

If Penelope A. Lewis doesn’t already run a health science blog, she should seriously consider doing so. “The Secret World of Sleep” explains the science behind sleep without hampering the reader with laboratory jargon.  619 more words

Book Review

How Much Sleep Do We Need?

As I start to think about this question, I can feel the inner scientist in me asking a range of questions in response to your first. 1,627 more words