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2013-01-23 23:00:05

Dreamtrap has launched a survey among Android phone owners (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 On 23rd of January, 2013 Dreamtrap has launched a new survey among Android phone owners after a Beta Testing program re-launch for EASYWAKEme. This device is designed to help people who sacrifice their sleep for many reasons. An open survey among Android phone owners throughout the USA and Europe aims to make a research among a group suffering from sleep inertia caused by lack of sleep and irregular sleep...

2011-03-02 08:00:00

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The NapMachine®, a pocket-sized media player that its inventor says facilitates one's ability to have a restorative nap, has been released by PowerNap (powernap.com), a company that has developed and marketed safe and natural sleep aids since 2001. Inspired by the success of PowerNap CDs that have been purchased by thousands of people needing a way to grab a quick nap, relieve jet lag or more easily fall asleep at night, the...

2006-01-10 17:55:00

CHICAGO -- If it takes a while to clear the cobwebs after waking up, that's understandable -- "sleep inertia" leaves some people so groggy they might as well be drunk, researchers said on Tuesday. "For a short period, at least, the effects of sleep inertia may be as bad as or worse than being legally drunk," said researcher Kenneth Wright of the University of Colorado at Boulder. That befuddled feeling usually lasts for at least a few minutes but may be detectable for up to two hours, Wright...

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2005-06-06 06:25:00

NASA-supported sleep researchers are learning new and surprising things about naps. Science@NASA -- Space travel is sleepless work. Despite NASA recommendations that astronauts sleep 8 hours a day, they usually don't. Strange sights and sounds, the stress of riding a powerful rocket, the lack of a normal day-night cycle -- all these things tend to keep space travelers awake. Studies show that astronauts typically sleep 0.5 to 2.5 hours less than they do on Earth. Although many astronauts...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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