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The Science of “Sleeping on It”

Experts say if you want to harness sleep’s problem-solving powers to the fullest, think about your dilemma just before bed

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TThomas Edison appreciated a good midday snooze, and the great inventor’s quirky napping routine has become legend. By most accounts, Edison liked to settle into a…




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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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