Dreaming is not simply a biological activity that usually takes place during the night—it can play an important role in one’s waking life, too.
Lucid dreaming describes the act of becoming aware that we are dreaming while asleep. How can we practice it and what are its benefits?
The architecture of sleep is surprisingly complex, consisting of various cycles made up of multiple phases.
The phenomenon of first night effect (FNE) often occurs when we spend the night in a new environment – and have trouble sleeping.
Sometimes the dreams in which we find ourselves are more vivid than the realities from which we have just arrived… A short story from one of Poland’s finest writers of the form.
So-called “winter sleep” is an essential survival technique for animals living through cold months. Research into the phenomenon suggests that it may also have benefits for humans.