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Sleep

WHEN THE REM HIT

There are thousands who claim to experience them regularly and countless guides online purporting to teach you how to achieve them. So is lucid dreaming real? And — if it is — what's the science behind it?

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHAT DO WE LISTEN TO?

While people talk a lot about what they see in their dreams, and the visual language of dreams is well-studied by psychologists, what we hear when dreaming is rarely discussed or scientifically explored.

SPLASH COLD WATER ON YOUR FACE

If you're struggling to avoid yawning during a meeting or keeping both eyes open in front of the computer, here are some tips on looking (and feeling) awake right when you need it most.

LIVING THE DREAM

In her new book, "Why We Dream," science journalist Alice Robb presents a comprehensive and compelling account of theories of and research on dreaming from ancient times through the present day.

FREAKING FINALLY!

Right next to its New York City store, Casper is launching a branded nap destination called the Dreamery. For $25, customers can catch a 45-minute nap inside little sleeping pods, furnished with Casper mattresses (obviously) as well as Casper sheets, pillows, blankets, socks, and an eye mask.

*FOR A SMALL, SKEWED SAMPLE OF AMERICANS

Let's all make a pact to go to sleep an hour earlier. Odds are we won't miss anything important.

BEAK PERFORMANCE

Songbirds have elaborate repertoires they use to attract mates, defend territories and strengthen bonds. How do they learn these complex vocal patterns?

HOW DO WE GET THE 'CAESAR' IN THE US?

When you travel to other countries, the bed size in the place you visit is often different from what you're used to, despite having a description as such.

WHEN THE PROJECTOR IS OFF

This is a question about consciousness as much as it is about sleep, says philosopher Alva Noë. Are there experiences that don't present themselves to us precisely as experiences "of the world" do?

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