This One Key Ingredient To Great Sleep Could Change Your Life

Business | The Conversation
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What science says

Is Bill De Blasio Literally Napping On The Job?

DC Trawler | Jim Treacher
Mayor Sandman, bring me a dream

SLEEP Is Racist Now, Scientists Assure America

US | Eric Owens
Bed Sheets

‘It’s uncomfortable for them to sleep because they are thinking back over mistreatment’

Scientists Discover How To Induce Lucid Dreaming With Electricity

Tech | Giuseppe Macri

Small currents at specifc frequencies could allow dreamers to control their dreams

How to get better sleep

US | Reuters
A baby giant panda sleeps on its bed at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province

Daily routines may influence sleep quality, quantity

Top 10: Things you can do on a leap year [SLIDESHOW] - TheDC

Entertainment | Alex Myers
Leap Year

Pretend like it doesn’t exist or celebrate, either way it’s coming making this year longer than last

Study: Technology usage before bed creates sleeping problems - CNET

| interns

Researchers say using technology an hour before bed makes it difficult to fall asleep

Trapped like a rat! Subway passenger awoken by rat on his face [VIDEO] - TheDC

Video | Vince Coglianese

A running rodent cause a stir on a New York City subway train

Anesthesia doesn't actually put patients to "sleep" - LAT

| Laura Donovan

A New England Journal of Medicine study says anesthesia puts the brain in a state of unconsciousness rather than in a ‘sleeping’ state

'Beauty sleep' theory has some scientific merit - TIME

| interns

A new scientific study found that sleep could actually affect attractiveness

Vitamins can disrupt sleep - NYT

| interns

Scientists found that multivitamin users experience a slightly higher rate of having poor or interrupted sleep

A combination of alcohol and sleep - LAT

| interns

A new study shows that drinking before bed might not cause sleep problems

Questions loom over drug given to sleepless vets - AP

Business | admin

Several soldiers and veterans have died while taking Seroquel, raising concerns among some military families

Studying dream lovers - NY Daily News

| Jeff Winkler (admin)

Scientists explore causes of new ‘sexsomnia’ sleeping condition in patients

Stronger, cleaner cement gets award - The Boston Globe

Tech | interns

C-Crete Technologies, a start-up founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology students, developed “a nanoengineered cement that reduces CO2 emissions and is stronger than any currently existing cement.’’

Sleep boosts cognitive function - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Tech | interns

New study shows that sleep allows short-term memories to move into the long-term memory cortex and make room for more in the hippocampus

Take a coffee break

| AJ

A coffee break after an important meeting or class may be just the thing your brain needs to digest new information and improve memory

Caught up on sleep? Think again

| AJ

People who are chronically sleep-deprived may think they’re caught up after a 10-hour night of sleep, but their ability to function deteriorates markedly as night falls