Tune into a far-away view of our big blue planet while calming music plays to soothe our ragged nocturnal souls. Was the secret to falling asleep in outer space all along?Read More
Animated by Steven Lawson, directed and voiced by Pat Graziosi, and written by Kaylee Yuhas, this video makes you look at your mattress a little differently.Read More
Kim Kardashian-West posted an amazing photo of Kanye West asleep with North West, and the internet uses Photoshop to place him in some funny situations.Read More
Social media usage correlates with sleeplessness, according to a new study, although it doesn't necessarily cause sleep troubles.Read More
In the latest installment of Bill Nye's emoji series on Mashable Water Cooler (which has covered evolution, the internet, climate change, etc), Bill Nye covers the science of sleep and different kinds of sleep.Read More
Today in "Carolyn's unhealthy habits," some concerned sleep scientists have released new research on the impact light-emitting devices have on the production of melatonin.Read More
Unless you're Canadian, in which case good job!
Already want to go back to bed? It's probably because you're not getting enough sleep. (Well, either that or you just saw a terrible Internet comment that makes you too sad to be awake right now, but with any luck it's the former.) But it's okay because Healthcare Triage, which is produced by the same people who make the Crash Course series, is here to help. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm just gonna rest my eyes for a bit...Read More
Shut up! You're not my mom!
This video is, no pun intended, a wake-up call. If you're one of the countless people who scoff at the necessity of getting eight solid hours of sleep every night, AsapSCIENCE is here to warn you about the harm that might do your brain and body--unless you're a mutant, that is.Read More
Seriously, science. I'm trying to sleep. Go back to your own side.
According to a study on the sleeping habits of couples, those who sleep farther than one inch away from their partner are less likely to be happy. Well, that's what the numbers show anyway, but numbers can be a bit misleading, and I'm 100% sure my fiancée is happier keeping my body's nuclear sleep temperature way on the other side of the bed.Read More
"Go the f--- to sleep." —Samuel L. Jackson
Any new parent can tell you that sleeping through the night is a rare experience after babby is formed. According to Harvard biology professor David Haig, that may be on purpose. He says that babies intentionally wake parents up for overnight feedings to keep them from... making more babies.Read More
It basically exists only to troll your body.
We all know "springing forward" for Daylight Saving Time is awful because we lose that precious hour of sleep on a Saturday night (so, so cruel). Unfortunately for humanity, that's not the biggest downside of the hour time-shift we experience each spring: it also immediately and significantly ups the heart attack rate.Read More
Pulling All-Nighters May Actually Give You Brain Damage, Sleeping in Isn’t Lazy, It’s for Your Health
As you suspected, your alarm clock is evil and trying to destroy you.
If you're thinking about pushing everything until the last minute and then pulling an all-nighter to cram for that midterm and eating chocolate covered espresso beans all day to stay awake for the test (don't question my delicious methods), you might want to come up with an alternate plan that doesn't cause brain damage.Read More
No, not the board game, that's a different thing entirely.
Humans need sleep; everybody knows that without it, we get cranky, a bit loopy, and then we die. Unfortunately, science has been a little iffy about it; though we understood the negative effects associated with lack of sleep, no one really knew why those things happened. Now, we're finally getting some insight into what sleep does for our bodies.Read More
No! Sleep! 'Til AsapSCIENCE!
We had a long, exciting weekend at Maker Faire and frankly haven't gotten enough sleep. A bad night's sleep is one thing, but what happens if you stop sleep altogether? AsapSCIENCE explains the effects sleep deprivation can have on your body, and they're not pretty. Literally. Lack of sleep makes you less attractive.Read More
Sure, I bet it wasn't easy getting out of bed this morning, but you can at least be confident that if there was a baby elephant you'd sit up and pay attention.Read More
Help me out, and tell me what you love about the show.
Remember when I put Firefly on a list of shows that Netflix should not try to revive, and Firefly fans went bonkers? I've been trying to watch the show as a sort of penance, but honestly, I keep falling asleep during the first episode. Please tell me what you love about Firefly so I can try to see it the same way you do.Read More
Machines may be replacing us slowly, one human at a time, but at least we've still got our dignity, right? We've still got our dreams. Well, maybe not! Sure, computers can't take away your waking aspirations but now they are beginning to detect the dreams we have while sleeping. Worse, humans -- neuroscientists, of course -- are teaching them to do it! Even dreamland isn't safe anymore, but wait, maybe some good can still come from this.Read More
There's been a lot of discussion about the obstacles that would have to be overcome before NASA could send humans to Mars. Food, fuel, radiation, and more have all been considered, but here's a new one to take into account: Sleep. A study done on six mock astronauts in a 520 day simulated mission to Mars showed signs of severely disrupted sleep patterns, and in space that could lead to muscle atrophy and bone loss.Read More
A team of scientists led by Carol Everson at the Medical College of Wisconsin have found that rats regularly deprived of sleep suffer from both bone and bone marrow issues directly related to said lack of sleep. Has science found that staying up all night watching Netflix is bad for your skeleton?Read More