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Humans Sleep a Lot Less Than Any Other Primate

Forget studies that show that we are lazy, fried cheese-fed, cubicle dwellers. Or, at least forget the “lazy” part. Out of all the primates, humans distinguish themselves by getting the least amount of sleep.

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

December 14th

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What happens to your body when you stay awake for 72 straight hours straight

Sleep Deprivation

Back in college, I remember staying up for over 30 hours straight during finals week in a naive, misguided and ultimately foolish attempt to maximize my study time. Additionally, for reasons that defy explanation, I thought it wouldn't be a terrible idea to take a 9AM final exam with absolutely no sleep to my name.

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Yoni Heisler

December 3rd

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This full-sized bear sleeping bag is the greatest thing ever invented

Realistic Bear Sleeping Bag

Winter is coming, and the last thing anyone wants or needs is to look like an idiot with nothing more than an old, boring and functional sleeping bag. If you've been looking to step up your sleeping bag game (and seriously, who isn't?) we've got just the thing for you.

Behold: A sleeping bag crafted to look just like a real life bear. Believe it or not, this "Great Sleeping Bear" sleeping bag is gaining a whole lot of traction on social media, if only for the sheer ridiculousness of the design and the shockingly high price-tag that accompanies it. You might think that a quirky product like this would come cheap, but this bad boy costs an insane $2,350. It is, after all, handmade.

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Yoni Heisler

November 20th

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The Battle to Finally Understand Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

How can you do medical research on chronic fatigue syndrome when divisions between patients, doctors and researchers are almost as chronic and painful as the disease itself? Virginia Gewin reports on new hopes of reconciliation.

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Virginia Gewin - Mosaic

November 10th

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Crocs Keep an Eye on You While They Sleep

Sleeping with only half your brain sounds like a great way to become a zombie in no time, but for certain marine mammals and birds, it’s a way of life. A new study suggests that crocodiles, too, may be “unihemispheric” sleepers, a finding which makes humans and other full-brain snoozers look more and more like evolutionary oddballs.

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Maddie Stone

October 22nd

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Our Modern Sleeping Habits Are Very Similar to Our Preindustrial Ancestors


It’s often said that smartphones, TV and electric lighting all contribute to us sleeping worse than our ancestors. But a new study suggests that groups in rural communities in Africa and South America, with lifestyles similar to our preindustrial ancestors, sleep much like we do in the Western world.

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Jamie Condliffe

October 16th

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Beddit launches Apple Watch sleep tracking app as Smart Sleep Tracker comes to Apple Stores

Apple Watch Beddit app

Sleep tracking accessory maker Beddit is out with a new watchOS 2 app for Apple Watch today. Because Beddit offers a dedicated sensor for tracking your sleep duration and quality each night, Apple Watch is able to charge overnight as needed and still present sleep data in the morning. Thanks to hardware access granted to native software, Beddit’s watchOS 2 app lets Apple Watch double as a sleep tracker during the day for measuring naps and creating silent alarms. Just as Beddit’s watchOS 2 app is hitting the App Store, Beddit’s Smart Sleep Tracker is coming to Apple Stores around the world and apple.com for the first time starting today…

watchOS 2 lets Apple Watch apps access hardware and sensors previously unavailable to developers, and Beddit for Apple Watch uses the Digital Crown for navigating the app and the accelerometer for detecting motion. A future update will use data from the heart rate sensor to add even more data for determining sleep quality.

Apple Watch isn’t ideal for sleep tracking just yet as the battery generally needs to recharge while we rest, so Beddit’s Smart Sleep Tracker accessory takes care of that for you. When you awake, however, Apple Watch can present your SleepScore through the Beddit app and provide useful tips to improve your sleep.

Beddit’s Apple Watch app does step in to recommend and track naps during the day, however, suggesting durations for a healthy nap period while using silent alarms to gently wake you up from your rest.

If you’re unfamiliar with Beddit Smart, the sensor placed under your sheets for HealthKit-compatible sleep tracking on iOS, the hardware automatically measures sleep duration and quality and syncs the data back to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch. Quality is measured using a SleepScore based on heart rate, respiration, snoring, and sleep cycle data.

The benefit is that you can charge Apple Watch when you need to, use Apple Watch for tracking healthy naps during the day, and use Beddit Smart for sleep tracking that works with Apple’s Health app and doesn’t require starting and stopping the process each day. Then Beddit’s system recommends ways to improve your sleep quality with healthy habits throughout the day.

Package with iPhone Watch App

And as mentioned before, Beddit Smart Sleep Tracker is available at Apple Stores worldwide plus apple.com for $149.95 starting today. Beddit Smart continues to be sold at other retailers including Amazon ($149 Prime) and Best Buy ($114.99-$149.99) as well.


Filed under: Apple Watch, Apps, iOS Tagged: Apple watch, Beddit, Health, HealthKit, rest, sleep, sleep tracking, watchos 2

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Zac Hall

October 6th

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How Traveling to Deep Space In Cryogenic Sleep Could Actually Work

Our bodies aren’t meant for space. We require too much maintenance to speed through the stars. We need a steady supply of things absent from space — namely water, food and oxygen. We crave warmth but won’t find it in deep space, where the average temperature is -455 degrees Fahrenheit. Even if we could survive in an icy vacuum without sustenance, we’d probably go insane without distractions and room to move.

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Adam Bulger

August 21st

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How Do Astronauts Sleep In Space?

The brief answer to your question? I slept fine!

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Clayton C. Anderson - QUORA

August 4th

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This is probably why you snore

Sleeping Positions Snoring Treatment Causes

Yes, sleeping on your back means you're more likely to snore and wake up your significant other, which is something you have probably discovered for yourself. But it’s also a sleeping position that’s beneficial for your spine, and therein lies the problem.

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Chris Smith

July 14th

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