A DNA analysis of nearly 90,000 23andme customers suggests our preference for early mornings may be rooted in our genes. The study also suggests that night owls are at greater risk of depression and other health issues. But those findings come with a couple of caveats.
Forget studies that show that we are lazy, fried cheese-fed, cubicle dwellers. Or, at least forget the “lazy” part. Out of all the primates, humans distinguish themselves by getting the least amount of sleep.
How can you do medical research on chronic fatigue syndrome when divisions between patients, doctors and researchers are almost as chronic and painful as the disease itself? Virginia Gewin reports on new hopes of reconciliation.
If you’re still jolting yourself awake with the harsh tones of an alarm clock, it’s time to give a Philips Wake-Up Light a try. It sounds hyperbolic, but these things really can improve your life immeasurably, and you all four models are on sale for some of their lowest prices ever, today only.
If you’re still jolting yourself awake with the harsh tones of an alarm clock, it’s time to give a Philips Wake-Up Light a try. It sounds hyperbolic, but these things really can improve your life immeasurably, and you can
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Sleeping with only half your brain sounds like a great way to become a zombie in no time, but for certain marine mammals and birds, it’s a way of life. A new study suggests that crocodiles, too, may be “unihemispheric” sleepers, a finding which makes humans and other full-brain snoozers look more and more like…
It’s often said that smartphones, TV and electric lighting all contribute to us sleeping worse than our ancestors. But a new study suggests that groups in rural communities in Africa and South America, with lifestyles similar to our preindustrial ancestors, sleep much like we do in the Western world.
As you put the finishing touches on your paper, you notice the sun rising and fantasize about crawling in bed. Your vision and hearing are beginning to distort and the words staring back at you from the monitor have lost their meaning. Your brain … well, feels like mush. We’ve all been there. That debilitating brain…
Tracking sleep is now routine in monitoring overall well-being. But are the devices used to do this actually useful, or have we simply found a more sophisticated way to clock watch?
Our bodies aren’t meant for space. We require too much maintenance to speed through the stars. We need a steady supply of things absent from space — namely water, food and oxygen. We crave warmth but won’t find it in deep space, where the average temperature is -455 degrees Fahrenheit. Even if we could survive in an…
The brief answer to your question? I slept fine!
A perfectly serviceable alarm clock and timer comes with your Android phone, so you might not think to download another one. That may be true, but if you’re looking for more features, more customization options, and more powerful alarms than your stock clock comes with, Gentle Alarm is here—and we think it’s the best.
Every year hundreds of thousands of people head to conventions to talk tech, gaming, geek culture, even knitting! By the end, attendees walk out with swag, intel, and sometimes a rather nasty cold. Protect yourself from the infamous “con crud” and leave these gatherings scot free.http://lifehacker.com/everything-you...
I have a friend who says three in the morning is the time we all spend laying awake, staring at darkness, and thinking about all the mistakes we’ve made in our lives. Everyone reading this knows that she’s right. But it doesn’t need to be this way. We could use this time productively, the way our ancestors did.
If you’re not totally thrilled with your mattress, but not fed up enough to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a new one, a good memory foam topper might be just what you need to give it a few more years of useful life.
My days are filled with emails, pings, and notifications. So much so that I forgot what it was like to be away from all of the distractions of technology I’ve grown accustomed to. Here are some lessons I learned—or relearned—spending a week away from it all, and how you can incorporate them in your own life.
How do you sleep at night? If you're rich, the answer is probably “really well." Research compiled by the CDC reveals that there’s a correlation between how much money you make and how much sleep you get. To no one's surprise, Americans who make less money aren't getting as much sleep as the wealthy.
Today most people do not get enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called insufficient sleep an epidemic. While we are finally paying attention to the importance of sleep, the need for dark is still mostly ignored.
Ugh. You're up an hour early, your body hates you for it, and even a gallon of coffee can't get your day on track. Daylight saving sucks. But you know the worst part? It doesn't have to be like this.