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How well did you sleep last night? And how has that affected the way you feel today? Most of us will have experienced poor sleep or even insomnia at some point and know all too well how it leaves you feeling.
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Caffeine isn't actually going to help you combat sleep deprivation

Participants were asked to complete a simple attention task as well as a more challenging "placekeeping" task.

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Relying on caffeine to get you through the day isn't always the answer, according to a new study.

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Sleep paralysis: a terrifying encounter with our own mind

Neuroscience explains terrifying ordeals, from out-of-body experiences to alien abductions.

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  • Sleep paralysis, which 20 percent of people experience at least once, can be terrifying.
  • Though it is a neurological phenomenon, our culture and beliefs can make the experience worse.
  • One potential treatment is to learn to control the content of our dreams.
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New AI-based theory explains your weird dreams

Dreams are weird. According to a new theory, that's what makes them useful.

  • A new paper suggests that dreaming helps us generalize our experiences so that we can adapt to new circumstances.
  • Therefore, the strangeness of dreams is what makes them useful.
  • This idea is supported by some data, though new experiments could help confirm it.
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  • Instead of powering through basic workouts and meditation routines and getting nothing out of it, upgrade to something much better.
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