Sleep

Dream Machine

MIT Researchers Have Developed a ‘System for Dream Control’

When is a sleeper actually asleep?
Daniel Oberhaus
4.23.18
It's Friday

Fitted Sheets Are a Scam

Open your eyes: Fitted sheets are not saving you any time or money. You need to learn about hospital corners.
Matthew Gault
3.30.18
Sleep

Researchers Can ‘See’ Your Memories While You Sleep

Researchers found that cueing new information during sleep improves memory of that information.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.8.18
electric sheep

This Algorithm Can Tell What You've Learned Before Going to Sleep

An algorithm was able to tell whether subjects had studied a house or face before going to sleep based on electrical activity in their brain.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.15.17
Nintendoze

Nintendo Is Still Dreaming of a Sleep-Focused 'Quality of Life' Device

In recent annual report, the gaming company announced that its bizarre sleep monitor still isn't dead.
Leif Johnson
7.17.17
Eternal Sunshine

Scientists Used Light to Enhance Memories in Mice While They Slept

When it comes to the role of sleep in memory formation, it’s all about the timing.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.13.17
anxiety

This Podcast of Rambling Stories Is Designed to Bore You to Sleep

’Sleep with Me’ is a popular podcast that lulls you to sleep through its meandering tales.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.16.16
depression

​What a Night of Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Brain

A study offers new insight into why sleep is so important for our brains.
Victoria Turk
8.23.16
short circuit

Why US Greco Roman Wrestling Turned to an 'Audio Brain Stimulation' App

US Greco Roman coach Matt Lindland enlisted the services of Brain.fm to help his wrestlers relax.
David Bixenspan
8.19.16
Sleep

Neuroscientists Hunt the Line Where Consciousness Begins—and Ends

Brain scan-based experiments mapping metabolism in the brain offer a new level of resolution.
Michael Byrne
5.26.16
Drugs

I Drank 'Science-Based Functional Beverages' for a Week

Dietary supplement beverages continue to flood the market. Here’s what it’s like to drink “functional tonics” for a week.
Gabriela Barkho
5.16.16
Sleep

Why It’s Impossible to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in a Strange New Bed

Amanda Roth
4.21.16