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What Happens When We Sleep?

Humans have been theorizing about the answer to this question for most of our recorded history.  While the jury is still out on why we need sleep, modern technological advances, especially the introduction of the electroencephalogram or EEG, made it possible for...

Seeking Sleep? Rethink That Drink

It is a common misconception that having a couple glasses of wine before dinner will help you sleep.  Many people mistake the drowsy feeling that a little alcohol can bring as a quick way around insomnia, but the truth is that drinking makes you drowsy but it doesn’t...

The Emerging World of Sleep Science

For most of human history, the smartest among us have hypothesized about why we sleep, what happens when we sleep, and what sleep does for our minds and bodies.   After several millennia of conjecture and theory, the science of sleep came alive at the beginning of the...

The Story on Sleep Paralysis

Have you ever opened your eyes and felt your heart begin to race because you realize you can’t move?  As your brain tries to determine if you are awake or asleep, panic permeates, causing you to struggle against some unseen force that is holding you captive.  Seconds...