Desperate for Some Midday Shut-Eye? Google Naps Has You Covered

It happens to the best of us: You stayed up late getting down on a Tuesday night (read: re-watching True Detective and eating Seamless until 5am), and come Wednesday, you can barely keep your eyes open. Desk napping is far too risky, so what's a comatose professional-about-town to do? Why, pull up Google Naps, of… » 4/06/14 5:00pm 4/06/14 5:00pm

Five Pieces of Sleep Science You Need to Know

Today is World Sleep Day, designed to make us all celebrate sleep and, presumably, try to get a little bit more of it. But even if you can't catch more shuteye than usual, here are the five most important things you need to know in order to make the resting hours you do get count. » 3/14/14 11:20am 3/14/14 11:20am

I Want This $30,000 Vibrating Waterbed That Syncs to My Heart Rate

People, muster up all your creative juices and imagine the most ridiculous bed you can think of. Is it a waterbed? Obviously. Can it play music from your iPhone? Totally. Does it vibrate to the beat of that music? Yes, it can. Can it sync 50 LED lights to the beating of your heart? Yup. » 2/21/14 7:00pm 2/21/14 7:00pm

The New Basis Band Dives Deeper Into Your Sleep

The Basis B1 band was already one of the best activity trackers you could buy, with a few caveats. In the last few months, it's taken significant steps towards becoming even better; in November the B1 improved how it keeps track of your exercise habits, and starting this month, it will be able to tell the difference… » 1/03/14 9:00am 1/03/14 9:00am

This App Wakes You Up at Your Stop If You Fall Asleep on the Subway

We've all done it. After a tough day at work or a long night of drinking, the gentle motion of the subway rocks you right to sleep, and the next thing you know, you wake up in the Bronx. It's a frustrating problem, but one app developer thinks he has the solution: a motion-based alarm clock that wakes you up at your… » 9/06/13 2:09pm 9/06/13 2:09pm

Too Many Sleepless Nights Can Actually Shut Down Important Genes

While it's easy enough to brush off a few sleepless nights with a pot of coffee and the occasional desk-nap, you may be doing more harm than you realize. According to a new study from Surrey University, snagging less than six hours of sleep per night can actually shut down genes that play a key role in the body's… » 2/26/13 10:42am 2/26/13 10:42am