Friday, June 5, 2020

Terman’s Ten Easy Steps to Becoming an Early Bird

Michael Terman, PhD If you decide you want to be more of an early bird, here are ten concrete steps you can take. They do...

Artificial Light: The Next Global Crisis?

Artificial light has become increasingly strong: now a streetlight gives off twenty times the light of the moon. Some experts believe the unintended consequences of...

Sleeping Tips When Staying Indoors During Isolation Period

Why does getting up at the same time every day make you sleep better at night? How does the time you eat affect your...

The Link Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD Alzheimer’s disease causes certain kinds of protein to build up in the brain. As this build-up increases, a person’s sleep-wake cycle changes...

A Toast to Michael W. Young, PhD

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD I may have been the only person in the world who was disappointed when I learned that Michael W. Young, with Michael...

Negative air ions vs the coronavirus

Everyone knows that the coronavirus is transmitted in droplets expelled by coughing and sneezing. The droplets can quickly spread up to 6 feet and...

How To Fall Asleep Quickly: 5 Tips Backed by Science

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD Did you ever race your partner to see who could get to sleep first? Whether you suffer from one kind of insomnia,...

The Impossible Experiment: An Interview with Mirjam Münch, PhD

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD When I interviewed Mirjam Münch, PhD, I was floored by the problems she and her colleagues overcame to do their elegant experiment....

Superduper Sleepers

by Elizabeth Saenger, PhD Here are some sleeping champions of the animal world: animals that sleep the most, the least, or have an unusual way...

Traveling Light: Why I brought my light to Chicago

Our intrepid Abigail Strubel, having experienced an array of disappointments with one treatment or another — admittedly sometimes with temporary relief — hones in on...

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