Finally, a persuasive argument for gender equality: Researchers have found that a country’s level of equality is linked to better sleep—for everyone, men included. Let’s alert the patriarchs and cross our fingers, I guess!
There was a moment in the first few months of my son’s life when I caught a glimpse of perspective about my sleep-deprived desperation. I remember it as the middle of the night, but it might have been the middle of the afternoon—the black garbage bags we had duct-taped in a patchwork quilt of gloom over each of our…
In the spring of 2014, I paid a woman $200 for permission to let my eight-month-old son cry himself to sleep. Technically, what she did was (1) spend an hour drawing up a “sleep evaluation” based on a “walk-through audit” of my apartment and (2) have a brief chat with my husband and me. Those were nice touches, and…
Classical composer Max Richter, known for HBO’s The Leftovers, loves sleeping so much that he created an 8-hour album designed to help listeners get some shut-eye. I tried to listen to it just now, but honestly, it’s early and I’m very tired, and that’s kind of a lot to ask.
Feminism is about living one’s truth, even in a society that doesn’t want you to. Let’s take a moment to build up this woman who fell asleep because she was tired and didn’t care about societal norms which say that beds are the only proper places for sleeping.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that hundreds of thousands of whiny teenagers across the country are right: school starts way, way too early in the morning.
Adults, right? It's like every time your parents drag you to a party they spend about 300 hours saying goodbye and you're just standing there smiling and trying to telepathically communicate that it's time to STFU and GTF out of there. This kid took matters into his own hands by just swan diving into a couch in the…
Today in A-DOOOYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, science has collected some hard data on a phenomenon called "sleep drunkenness"—also known as waking up grumpy and confused because fuck your alarm clock AND THIS MODERN WORLD.
It's not just the grumbling, heavy-lidded teens of America who desperately want school to start later in the morning: The American Academy of Pediatrics has come right out and announced that classes shouldn't commence any earlier than 8:30.
Finally, a justification for your deep, abiding hatred of the night-owl neighbors who won't turn down their godforsaken TV set: Interrupted sleep is damn near just as bad as outright sleep deprivation. Might as well just get out of bed and read The Goldfinch until they shut up at 3 a.m.
The idiom goes "I'll sleep when I'm dead," but tweak the phrase to "I'll sleep after I watch one more episode of SVU and open and close Facebook three times and, uh-oh, SVU ended on a cliffhanger so I guess I'll watch one more and — oh, gosh — is it 2am already?" and it becomes a whole lot more relatable.
"In the night, you can't really do anything and a dream is a good way to fill up a chunk of time," explains Jack, a little boy who was asked to describe dreams for WNYC as a part of the Clock Your Sleep project. The kid's not wrong.
Ladies, there’s another battle in this feminism war: Sleep. And who gets it. That’s right, a biological necessity now a luxury.
In the wee hours of Sunday morning, ancient black magic dictates that most of our clocks will magically spring forward an hour, which means we lose an hour of precious, precious sleep. Which means that for the first few days of next week, right as this intolerably long, cold winter is starting to crack, we're all…
Ladies, you can officially tell everyone to BACK OFF about how grumpy you are in the morning!
Tabloid trendpieces should be taken with an entire shaker of salt. But the headline "Over Half of Women Admit They Have Woken Up In A Bad Mood With Their Partner Because He Annoyed Them... In A DREAM" does not require any additional sodium. It is 100% correct, based on totally unscientific anecdata.
In the persisting mystery of why we sleep, scientists at the University of Rochester have a new theory — we sleep to give our brains time to clean out our literal brain garbage.
No one wants to raise an asshole and according to a new study the key to that could be making your kid go to bed at the same time every night.
GREAT NEWS VIA SCIENCE, BRAIN-HAVERS. Researchers from U Mass Amherst studied the sleep and learning patterns of 40 3- to 5-year-olds (who, if you think about it, are basically adult lady-bloggers in terms of both species and desire for goldfish crackers) and discovered that kids who take afternoon naps are better at…