A lot of us suck at sleep. But exactly how do we suck at it? Do we toss and turn a lot? Snore? Are we roused by outside noises? Well, the new Misfit Beddit Sleep System promises to answer those questions.
Pseudoinsomnia is a sleep disorder, even though people who suffer from it appear to have perfectly normal sleep patterns. When pseudoinsomnicacs fall asleep every night, they feel as if they are lying awake, anxiously trying to get some rest. But they're not imagining things. They really do have an unusual form of…
There's been a wave of fiction about an insomnia epidemic, as if some collective anxiety is bubbling up. Most recently, Kenneth Calhoun's Black Moon freaked us out. But Karen Russell's new novella "Sleep Donation" is still something pretty unique: a look at people in the nonprofit sector, struggling with insoluble…
In today's world we have lots of sleep aides like Tempur-Pedic beds and, uh, Ambien. But if you're still using the bore-yourself-to-sleep method, some bad news is coming down the pike: Counting sheep doesn't work.
Do you have problems sleeping, then feel like a zombie the next day? If you're reading this at 1:35AM, the answer may be yes. io9's Annalee Newitz explains why you aren't sleeping right, and gives some simple advice to hopefully solve your problems.
We've all experienced a sleepless night or two, and for some people that's actually the norm. But why do we experience insomnia at all? What is going on in our minds and bodies, to cause this awful condition? Here's what scientists know so far.
Confession: I am both an insomniac and a procrastinator. I don't fall asleep and I wait until the last possible moment to get something done. So I've pulled more all-nighters than anyone I know. Is this smart? No. Is this healthy? No. Has it taken years off of my life? Probably.
Exactly how long we're supposed to sleep each night can vary depending on who you talk to, but we all seem to agree on one thing: you want to get one long, uninterrupted sleep. But it wasn't always that way.
We already know that not getting enough sleep can be bad for you. And now there's another reason to worry if you're getting sleep-deprived: People who have trouble sleeping may be at higher risk for developing Alzheimer's Disease later on.
Stress, deadlines, or caffeine can give people a few sleepless nights, but there are some people for whom insomnia is chronic, complete, and fatal. Find out about a rare, but scary, condition known as fatal familial insomnia.
Chronic insomnia is a problem for a huge number of people, but new research reveals a simple way to get to sleep, without reaching for the drug cabinet. Borrowing a tip from PC case modders, researchers found that a liquid cooling system attached to people's heads seems to help them sleep.
Counting sheep, popping sleeping pills and staring blindly at the ceiling wont help you get to sleep as quickly as a cooling brain cap says a study presented at the Sleep 2011 Conference.
According to sleep experts, the iPad's bright LCD display could be hampering your body's ability to create melatonin. Translation: Insomnia. The Kindle and other e-ink devices, on the other hand, won't disrupt your sleep cycle.
"A brand-new sleeping aid. No pills. No fuss. Just sleep," says the sales pitch. Oh really? And where is the fun in that, exactly?
Extensive studies conducted by universities in the US and Sweden show that a certain dose of radio frequency before bedtime causes insomnia. While there is plenty of number crunching yet to come to determine the exact relationships between exposure to 884MHz RF and loss of sleep, the key message from one of the…