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Sleep
  • Question

Is it dangerous to sleep with your smartphone?

Is it dangerous to sleep with your smartphone?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of experts who know what they’re talking about. Today we wondered if it's bad for your health to bring your electronic devices to bed.

  • Question

Can humans hibernate?

Can humans hibernate?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they’re talking about. Today, we ask scientists and researchers to find out whether humans can enter a state of suspended animation.

  • Malady of the day

CDC warns of US sleep deprivation epidemic

CDC warns of US sleep deprivation epidemic

We just need to check one more thing on our iPhones before we turn in for the night...

  • News

Working night shifts makes you prematurely old

Working night shifts makes you prematurely old

A study watching night workers over the course of a decade concluded that the brains of those who had done ten years of night shifts have aged an extra six and a half years.

  • News

One night of missed sleep can completely change your genetic makeup

One night of missed sleep can completely change your genetic makeup

Researchers at the Swedish Uppsala University and Karolinska Institute have discovered that one night of missed sleep can biologically alter our genes.

  • News

Your sleep deprived brain can't tell the difference between enemies and friends

Your sleep deprived brain can't tell the difference between enemies and friends

When sleep deprived, people couldn't tell the difference between a friendly and threatening face.

  • News

UK-based study successfully cures insomnia in 73% of cases

UK-based study successfully cures insomnia in 73% of cases

A new study from Northumbria University cured 73% of acute insomniacs who participated in a one-hour therapy session.

  • Question

Is it physiologically possible to dream with someone?

Is it physiologically possible to dream with someone?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we wonder if we can dream together. Really.

  • Experiment

I tried Polyphasic sleep for a week and it felt like LSD

I tried Polyphasic sleep for a week and it felt like LSD

Hopes&Fears challenged a friend to adopt a Polyphasic sleep schedule for a week. This is her story.