Rethinking Sleep

Source: The New York Times Sunday Review By DAVID K. RANDALL Date: September 22, 2012SOMETIME in the dark stretch of the night it happens. Perhaps it’s the chime of an incoming text message. Or your iPhone screen lights up to alert you to a new e-mail. Or you find yourself staring at the ceiling, replaying the day in your head.
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Moon Phases Tied to Sleep Cycles

Source: The New York Times, by Nicholas Bakalar Date: July 31, 2013The lunar cycle has been tied to a range of mysterious powers, from increases in violent crimes and hospital admissions to fertility and blood loss, and scientists consider most such beliefs nonsensical. But now Swiss researchers have found evidence that the lunar cycle may affect sleep patterns. They found
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The myth of the eight-hour sleep

Source: BBC World Service By Stephanie Hegarty February 22nd, 2012 We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night – but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural. In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which
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