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5 Weird Insomnia Cures From the History Books

5 Weird Insomnia Cures From the History Books

Before evidence-based medicine, people got pretty creative with their insomnia cures. Most cultures have their own folk remedies for sleeplessness, but some are particularly unusual. Here are 5 weird insomnia cures from the past (we would strongly recommend not trying...

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Types Of Insomnia & What To Do About Them

Types Of Insomnia & What To Do About Them

Insomnia, besides being the title of a horrifying Stephen King novel, has a very broad definition. It’s an umbrella term for a collection of related sleep disorders, all characterized by a difficulty falling or staying asleep. Parceling out specific types...

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The Case For Delaying School Start Times

The Case For Delaying School Start Times

Research shows that teens are among the least likely to get enough sleep on a regular basis. Given that sleep deprivation causes problems with memory, attention, and analytical reasoning, it’s no surprise that it’s a recipe for poor learning outcomes....

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Do You Need More Sleep After Intense Exercise?

Do You Need More Sleep After Intense Exercise?

Olympic athletes and their trainers have long emphasized the importance of quality sleep for athletic performance. Usain Bolt, reigning Olympic sprinting champion, has said: “Sleep is extremely important to me – I need to rest and recover in order for the...

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5 Cool Facts About Lucid Dreaming

5 Cool Facts About Lucid Dreaming

Though they are seriously exaggerated in the media (we’re looking at you, Inception), anyone who’s had a lucid dream will tell you that there’s nothing quite like it. A dream is considered lucid if you know that you’re dreaming, and you may...

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