Crocodiles Can Nap With One Eye Open

Crocodiles can sleep with one eye open, a recent study suggests. Researchers suspect that parts of crocodile brains remain vigilant during sleep. John Lesku of La Trobe University and his team filmed young saltwater crocodiles in a tank over a 24-hour period and saw that they typically slept with both eyes closed. But in the…

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Dream a Little (Great) Dream

Ah, nightmares. They can ruin your morning. But an amazing dream can help you wake up refreshed and excited for the day. Is there a way to control which kind of dream you get? Throughout history, philosophers, religious leaders—even entire societies—believed dreams could be directed or controlled. “When one is asleep, there is something in…

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Respect Sleep: Business Mogul Says

Success in the entrepreneurial world requires quick decision making and attention to ever-changing trends. Making sure you get the right amount of sleep at night—whether it’s 7, 8 or 9 hours—is vital to be at your best. Listen as a business mogul chats with Arianna Huffington about his respect for sleep and his love for technology. This episode…

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Tips for Surviving a Sleepover

Ah, the sleepover — staying up past bedtime, playing midnight pranks, gorging on snacks. Just don’t count on a good night’s sleep, says Sasha Carr, a licensed psychologist and certified child and family sleep coach. “It’s a little bit like, good luck,” says Carr, but there are some things parents can do to make sure…

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How Night Owls Can Thrive in a 9 to 5 World

People who function best at night may find it tough to navigate a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. world that seems designed for morning people. Even the smell of freshly brewed coffee or the taste of the best croissants in town may not alleviate the groggy, uncomfortable feeling of early-morning disorientation and the unrelenting desire…

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How to Cope with Jet Lag

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, when you get to your destination you’d much rather be rarin’ to go than craving a good long nap. Fortunately, jet lag is temporary, and there are ways to minimize its effects. For those flying across time zones, the Mayo Clinic says jet lag can disturb sleep patterns…

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Yes, This Happens To Your Body While You Sleep

It’s Monday morning, you’re tired and already thinking about the weekend. The workload seems to be unbearable; and instead of the normal 40 hours you put in during the week, you’re now stuck putting in overtime. Little did you know, your body puts in overtime as well; except it’s constant, 24/7, 365 days a year. Which leads…

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All I Want for Mother’s Day Is … Sleep!

Before you’re a mom, you sleep well. Soundly, uninterruptedly, unmoved by an earthquake or your partner’s snoring (“no, honey, you don’t snore … that was just an 18-wheeler truck outside”). When you have a kid or two or three or four, you get a different type of “sleep”: stolen moments, anxious moments, funny moments, I-Can’t-Believe-This-Is-Happening-to-Me-Moments.…

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