Tag Archive: sleep


Staying Awake For 36 Hours

What if you stopped sleeping? The guys at AsapSCIENCE tested the impact of sleep deprivation on their attractiveness and cognitive ability by not sleeping for 36 hours.

Cisco rarely barks, but he does let loose in his dreams. Finally got good audio, if not video, of Cisco sleep-barking. Often the best bouts happen in the dead of night, so I’ve been trying to remember to set the camera on my bedstand. Sure enough, we got a good bout of barking last night.

Why Do We Sleep?

Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. In this TED talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages — and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health.

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