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GOOD QUESTION

Probably. But first, consider the risks.

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The science behind ‘pink noise’ and scent

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Pandemic Winter Health Hacks

The value of trying something new


Pandemic Winter Health Hacks

Try this tonight


A closer look at hypnic jerks

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What’s a hypnic jerk?


Could the secret to more restful nights be hiding in Google Drive?


Illustration: Kieran Blakey

The Nuance

Most people do exactly the wrong thing during a bout of sleepless nights


This forced mini jet lag seems to be fueling everything from stress and sleeplessness to a surge in car crashes

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Bad dreams infected with pandemic themes are evolving to postapocalyptic ‘Mad Max’ scenes

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Artificial outdoor lighting doesn’t just drown out the stars

This composite satellite image shows the relative intensity of artificial lights in the United States at night. Image: NASA

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