Can You Condition Your Body To Require Less Sleep?

One way to have more time for work and play every day is to sleep a little bit less. But eventually, staying awake for longer periods can have a negative impact on the quality of our lives. So where does the break-even point lie, and can it be shifted? » 6/13/14 12:12pm 6/13/14 12:12pm

The Real Reason Why Sleep Deprivation Can Destroy You

We've all experienced the grinding headache and bodily misery that comes from a few nights of not enough sleep. But why does a sleep deficit wreak such havoc with your normal functioning? New research suggests that sleep fulfills a vital function, and missing sleep can ruin you, even worse than you already suspected. » 10/18/13 8:00am 10/18/13 8:00am

Sleep deprivation could be ruining your love life

Add this to the ever-growing list of reasons to go back to sleep: a new study led by UC Berkley psychologist Amie Gordon reveals that lack of sleep tends to make people less appreciative towards their significant others. » 1/21/13 4:30pm 1/21/13 4:30pm

Worried about the apocalypse? Don't be. Here are 10 real dangers to…

December 21st grows nigh. Are you worried about the Maya apocalypse? Don't be. As we already told you, the Maya didn't give a shit about your dumb apocalypse. But you already knew that, right? Good. That means you've freed up a bunch of time and energy that you can now devote to panicking about other stuff. There are… » 12/11/12 10:26am 12/11/12 10:26am

Your body's internal clock is at war with society

Just because you sleep later than your early rising friends doesn't mean you sleep longer than they do; nor does it make you lazier. And yet, the association between the time of day that a person wakes up and how proactive or driven they are is just one example of the many preconceptions that society upholds regarding… » 5/15/12 7:05am 5/15/12 7:05am

10 Reasons to go Back to Bed

It's Monday. For most of us, that means it's back to the grind — whether that grind be work, school, or some other scheduled obligation. Unfortunately for weekend warriors everywhere, these obligations typically require us to get up earlier than we'd choose if it were up to us. » 2/06/12 10:16am 2/06/12 10:16am

Will People On Long Space Missions Inevitably Kill Each Other?

For 105 days, 4 Russians and 2 Europeans holed up in isolation in Moscow, to see if they could survive a mission to Mars without killing one another in frustration, while American scientists watched. Tomorrow, they'll be freed. » 7/13/09 5:19pm 7/13/09 5:19pm