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  • Scientists discover jellyfish to be first brainless animals to sleep

    09/24/2017 7:20:50 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies
    deccanchronicle ^ | Sep 24, 2017
    Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have found that jellyfish go into a sleep-like state, making them the first animals without a brain or central nervous system to do so. The findings push the origin of sleep further down the evolutionary tree of life - to before the emergence of a centralised nervous system. "It is the first example of sleep in animals without a brain," said Howard Hughes, from California Institute of Technology in the US. Researchers studied Cassiopea, a mostly stationary jellyfish native to mudflats, mangrove swamps, and other warm, shallow waters. The jellfish were kept in tanks...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUGUST 18 (19) 2017

    08/18/2017 11:47:23 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 58 replies
    freerepublic | August 19, 2017 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Mattis Gives Quote Of The Year When Asked What Keeps Him Awake At Night [VIDEO]

    05/28/2017 9:03:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/27/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Sec. of Defense James Mattis, known for his frank quotes about the realities of war, offered up a line befitting his nickname, “Mad Dog,” during an interview airing Sunday. “What keeps you awake at night?” CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson asked Mattis. “Nothing,” a stonefaced Mattis responded. “I keep other people awake at night.”
  • Cleveland dispatcher heard snoring on 9-1-1 call

    05/02/2017 3:17:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    fox8 ^ | May 2, 2017 | Ed Gallek
    CLEVELAND - A Cleveland police dispatcher has received a 6 days suspension for sleeping on duty, and the FOX 8 I-TEAM has obtained police radio tapes showing her snoring after taking a call. The discipline has been issued to Jasmin Thomas. In March, the I-TEAM revealed the internal investigation. Now that the punishment has been handed out, we’re learning more, and the city has released dispatch tapes after a public records request.
  • Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

    04/08/2017 9:09:24 AM PDT · by Mariner · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 8th, 2017 | By PENELOPE GREEN
    Sleep today is a measure of success, a skill to be cultivated and nourished. Credit- Tim Robinson At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, a researcher, an inventor-entrepreneur and the author of “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things,” and his colleagues have been road-testing weighted blankets to induce a swaddling sensation and listening to recordings of Icelandic fairy tales — all research into an ideal sleep environment that may culminate in a nap pod, or, as he...
  • I-75 construction has Hernando neighbors losing sleep

    03/06/2017 3:53:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    FOX 13 News ^ | March 2, 2017 | Haley Hinds
    BROOKSVILLE (FOX 13) - Some neighbors in Hernando County have had it with the noise. They say all-night construction on I-75 is keeping them awake, even shaking their homes. It's all related to a 6.5-mile, $95 million FDOT project that started last summer. Crews are currently widening Interstate 75 from four to six lanes, starting south of State Road 50 and finishing at the Hernando/Sumter County line. Lauretta Clemons, who lives on Shadywood Lane in Brooksville, remembers her backyard 30 years ago. "Beautiful," Clemons said. "Trees, ferns, flowers, birds and wild animals." Now, the trees are gone and she and...
  • 4 Reasons Sleeping Naked Makes You Healthier And Wealthier (live longer, vote more, contribute more)

    09/13/2016 11:10:13 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9-3-16 | Travis Bradburry
    What if I told you in just 10 seconds a day, you can sleep better, make more money, reduce stress, and lose weight? Sleeping naked can do all these things and more. All you have to do is take off your clothes. While there are countless strategies floating around out there to help you improve in these areas, none is as simple—and many are less effective—as stripping down before you go to sleep. Since only 8% of people sleep naked, most everyone can discover the benefits of sleeping in the buff. This may sound far-fetched, but hear me out before...
  • Portland ENDS its pilot program allowing homeless to sleep on streets undisturbed by police [tr]

    08/03/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | August 3, 2016 | Staff
    Portland has announced the end of a pilot program that allowed homeless people to sleep on the streets undisturbed by law enforcement, saying it created confusion because some believed it legalized public camping. The so-called 'Safe Sleeping Guidelines' policy will end immediately, but several other pilot programs that also were rolled out in February in the famously liberal City of Roses will continue or even expand, the mayor said.
  • Friday Evening Vanity - Sleep Disorders

    06/17/2016 3:42:13 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 89 replies
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    I've had issues with sleep for a lot of my life, off and on. Currently I have the "can't stay asleep, can't go back to sleep" form of what my doctor has diagnosed as insomnia. Mild to moderate Sleep Apnea appears to be at least a contributory factor.
  • Revealed: Why our brains get so tired in the afternoon - and how to beat the slump

    05/26/2016 6:31:43 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 49 replies
    telegraph ^ | 26 May 2016 | Mark Molloy
    Feeling drowsy after lunch is completely natural, according to Dr Fiona Kerr, a neuro specialist from the University of Adelaide, who explains that humans are “built for two sleeps a day”.
  • Trees seen resting branches while ‘asleep’ for the first time.

    05/19/2016 9:31:20 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 37 replies
    New Scientist ^ | May 18, 2016 | Andy Coghlan, Daily News
    They don’t snore, but might creak during their slumbers. For the first time, trees have been shown to undergo physical changes at night that can be likened to sleep, or at least to day-night cycles that have been observed experimentally in smaller plants. Branches of birch trees have now been seen drooping by as much as 10 centimetres at the tips towards the end of the night. “It was a very clear effect, and applied to the whole tree,” says András Zlinszky of the Centre for Ecological Research in Tihany, Hungary. “No one has observed this effect before at the...
  • Salts in the brain control our sleep-wake cycle

    04/30/2016 5:40:04 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 80 replies
    Eureka Alert ^ | 4/29/2016 | University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    Danish research is behind a new epoch-making discovery, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a critical role in whether we are asleep or awake. This discovery may be of great importance to research on psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and convulsive fits from lack of sleep as well as post-anaesthetization confusion, according to Professor Maiken Nedergaard. Salts in our brain decide whether we are asleep or awake. For the first time, researchers have shown that the level of salts in our body and brain differ depending on whether we are...
  • Vanity: What's the best mattress?

    01/22/2016 5:50:55 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 107 replies
    1/22/16 | me
    Need expert freeper help: just bought the casper mattress and even though their customer service is exemplary, the mattress is entirely too hard for me. I've slept on it for 5 nights so far and I have tossed and turned every night, all night, trying to find a comfortable position. If money is no object, what's the best mattress out there?
  • Poor Sleep Tied to Hardened Brain Arteries in Older Adults

    01/14/2016 8:50:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    livescience.com ^ | January 14, 2016 09:39pm ET | Agata Blaszczak-Boxe
    The researchers had shown that fragmented sleep - which is sleep interrupted by frequent awakenings or arousals — was linked with an increased risk of dementia and cognitive decline, Lim told Live Science. "However, there were gaps in what we knew about underlying brain changes that may link sleep fragmentation with these neurological outcomes," he said. In the new study, the researchers looked at the brains of 315 people who underwent autopsies after they died. The people were 90 years old, on average, when they died, and 70 percent were women. At some point before they died, the people in...
  • Hillary's new star turn: heroine of children's books ("Queen Elizabeth, Joan of Arc... Hillary")

    01/11/2016 9:50:27 AM PST · by presidio9 · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 7 | Kathie Meizner
    In a presidential election year, there will, of course, be political biographies. But political biographies for children? This month three children's books about one candidate — Hillary Clinton — hit the shelves. Aimed at a variety of age groups, the books deliver a similar message of female strength, though admittedly one likely to go down easier in Democratic-leaning households. Jonah Winter's picture book "Hillary" (Schwartz & Wade, ages 4 to 8) begins with a slightly tongue-in-cheek overview of history's notably strong women: Queen Elizabeth, Joan of Arc ("she was kind of intense"), Rosie the Riveter, "and now there is Hillary."...
  • Kentucky Kindergartner Killed in His Sleep

    12/08/2015 2:20:57 PM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 49 replies
    VERSAILLES, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested and charged a man with murder after authorities say he stabbed a young boy to death during a home invasion in Versailles, near Lexington. I'm hoping some Freepers can help me understand what's going on here. This story makes no sense and none of the media want to dig for answers. Nothing in this story makes any sense at all unless you consider two scenarios: 1. The attacker is a total loon, but that still doesn't address how he ended up in Kentucky when he lives in Indiana. 2. The only other thing...
  • Night owls and early birds have different personality traits

    11/08/2015 6:04:23 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 24, 2014 | CBS News
    Whether you are an early bird or a night owl may not only determine when you prefer to sleep -- it can also affect your personality and quality of life. And it looks like night owls may have it tougher when it comes to their overall well-being and functioning in a predominantly 9-to-5 world. In a recent study, researchers at the University of Barcelona, Spain, compared "morning people," those early birds who like to get up at dawn, and "evening people," night owls who prefer to stay up late and sleep in. Among the differences they found is that morning...
  • A Meditation on the Beautiful Gift of Sleep

    10/21/2015 6:47:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-20-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Msgr. Charles Pope • October 20, 2015 • One of God’s greatest gifts is that of sleep, especially deep, peaceful sleep. Alas, like many hyperactive and overstimulated moderns, I sometimes struggle to find deep sleep. My mother often said that she was a light sleeper, so maybe I also got it from her. But when deep sleep does come, what a wonderful gift! A deep night’s sleep can be so refreshing, truly one of life’s great pleasures.Some of the Psalms speak of sleep. This Psalm speaks with gratitude of the gift of God to fall asleep quickly and to sleep...
  • They Live, We Sleep: A Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

    08/05/2015 8:06:23 AM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 27 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | August 4, 2015 | John Whitehead
    ...A 2014 study conducted by Princeton and Northwestern University concluded that the U.S. government does not represent the majority of American citizens. Instead, the study found that the government is ruled by the rich and powerful, or the so-called “economic elite.” Moreover, the researchers concluded that policies enacted by this governmental elite nearly always favor special interests and lobbying groups. In other words, we are being ruled by an oligarchy disguised as a democracy, and arguably on our way towards fascism—a form of government where private corporate interests rule, money calls the shots, and the people are seen as mere...
  • So this is what Obama wants to do a lot of when his presidency ends?

    08/04/2015 10:15:25 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 23 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-4-15 | The Looking Spoon
    There's a certain modification to this story below that's mine. It's very very slight, but makes the paragraph a million times more accurate. You'll know it when you see it. President Obama is revealing his first priority when he leaves the White House: sleep. The commander in chief said Monday that he intends to log some major zzz’s when his term ends.“The first thing I’m probably going to do is catch up on my sleep,” Obama said to laughs during a question-and-answer session, according to a White House prcess pool report. “I’ll probably do that for a couple of months.”...