LOADING ...

sleep science's posts - English uPOST

Maddie Stone Maddie Stone Oct 09, 2019. 13 comments

Does My Smartwatch's Sleep Tracker Actually Do Anything?

Does My Smartwatch's Sleep Tracker Actually Do Anything?

For most of my adult life, I didn’t really think about sleep: It was just an activity that my body required, for about six to eight hours a night, in order to not feel like garbage the next day. Rarely did I pause to consider the quality of my rest or whether my sleep patterns were “normal.” That is, until I was gifted a Fitbit Charge 3.

Now, just about every morning, I open my phone’s...

13 Comments

Tom McKay Tom McKay Aug 27, 2018.

Sleep Science, DIY Submarines, and Infectious Kissing Bugs: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Sleep Science, DIY Submarines, and Infectious Kissing Bugs: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The end of summer is fast approaching, though the fun in the sun is coming to an even swifter conclusion for some of us: Take the tale of Paul Ceglia, the man who allegedly used forged documents naming him as a Facebook co-owner to try and rip off CEO Mark Zuckerberg in court. This week, police reportedly arrested Ceglia very far from his native home of upstate New York after three years on...

Robbie Gonzalez Robbie Gonzalez Nov 03, 2017. 19 comments

Early Start-Times Are Robbing You Of Sleep

Early Start-Times Are Robbing You Of Sleep

Everyone knows quality sleep is important, but getting more of it can be difficult. A growing body of evidence suggests early start-times for work and education may be to blame.

10 Reasons to go Back to Bed

It's Monday. For most of us, that means it's back to the grind — whether that grind be…

Read more Read This is why you aren't sleeping right

Why can't you get a good night's sleep? The...

19 Comments

Alissa Walker Alissa Walker Aug 21, 2017. 14 comments

Humans Who Lived in Caves to Study Isolation Slept for 30 Hours at a Time

Humans Who Lived in Caves to Study Isolation Slept for 30 Hours at a Time

A year in space is nothing—to study the isolation that astronauts might experience, scientists first lived in caves for months at a time, isolated from all environmental cues. No offense to Commander Scott Kelly, I’m sure zero-gravity life is hard. But the caves seem much worse.

This incredible Atlantic story about humans living in isolation for science shows us just how much our bodies and...

14 Comments

George Dvorsky George Dvorsky Aug 18, 2017. 17 comments

Why Are You Always Staying Up Past Your Bedtime?

Why Are You Always Staying Up Past Your Bedtime?

The consequences of not getting enough sleep are evident to all of us—and yet we’re constantly staying up later than what our internal biological clocks are telling us. A new study shows the elusive nature of what’s to blame.

A new user data-driven study published in Scientific Advances is providing a fascinating glimpse into global sleep patterns, showing that the Dutch get about an hour...

17 Comments

George Dvorsky George Dvorsky Aug 18, 2017. 9 comments

Wi-Fi Signals May One Day Be Used to Tell If You’re Dreaming

Wi-Fi Signals May One Day Be Used to Tell If You’re Dreaming

Researchers from MIT have developed a wireless, artificially intelligent sensor that can detect the various stages of sleep, including rapid eye movement—the sleep stage associated with dreaming. The non-invasive system could change the way clinicians diagnose sleep disorders and other health complications.

Wi-Fi radio signals are extremely sensitive, and they’ve already been used to...

9 Comments

George Dvorsky George Dvorsky Aug 17, 2017. 18 comments

The Surprising Way Jet Lag Impacts Major League Baseball Games

The Surprising Way Jet Lag Impacts Major League Baseball Games

For the hundreds of Major League Baseball players, jet lag is an inescapable part of the sport. New research shows how disruptions to an athlete’s sleep cycle impairs his performance on the field—and how teams who have to travel east can be at a distinct disadvantage.

A study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has uncovered some interesting links between...

18 Comments

Language