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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.

2011-01-12 15:33:54

The findings show that missing a night of sleep burns roughly 135 calories, the equivalent of two slices of bread or a 225 ml glass of semi-skimmed milk.

2010-09-03 11:31:49

It happens to the best of us, we eat a delicious home-cooked meal -- and minutes later we hit the sack.

2010-06-09 17:48:45

Sleep corrects the drift in color perception that occurs during wakefulness.

2010-01-14 20:25:41

Zebrafish studies reveal pathways affecting sleep and wakefulness that are likely shared with humans.

2009-08-20 14:20:00

Bats, birds, box turtles, humans and many other animals share at least one thing in common: They sleep. Humans, in fact, spend roughly one-third of their lives asleep, but sleep researchers still don't know why.

2008-05-09 16:37:54

If you've been recently rescued from sleepwalking, here's a possible reason why you went zombie - lack of sleep.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.