Understanding nightmares: their meaning, causes and ways to get rid of them
For many centuries, humanity has endowed nightmares with a mystical meaning. They were considered harbingers of bad news and events, and were also associated with the intervention of otherworldly forces. How modern science explains nightmares and what recommendations it gives for getting rid of them.
Why is it so hard to wake up in winter mornings — scientists explain
Early waking up on a winter morning sometimes turns into a real struggle. For a long time, the causes of severe awakening were unclear, but scientists studied the activity of sensory neurons and neurons responsible for the sleep-wake cycles of the fruit fly (Drosophilidae), and seem to have found the answer.
Which side is best to sleep on and why
Remember how many of us were told to sleep on our right side in childhood? It was thought that this is almost the only healthy sleeping position. Years passed, the habit remained. But how much is it really useful and justified?
Bad sleep negatively affects sex life - US studies
Problems of sexual nature are common for 31% of men and 45% (!) of women in USA. According to the results of scientific publications, such figures are often associated with insufficient duration and quality of sleep.
Students learned better by listening to classical music during lectures and sleep
Researchers at Baylor University shared the results of an interesting experiment. Classical melodies were played twice for one (test) group during an interactive lecture on microeconomics and during sleep. Another group just listened to the lecture and slept with white noise in the background. The next day, the "musical group" showed better results in testing the material learned the day before.