Falling asleep at regular times and for regular periods is essential for mental and physical wellbeing. There are a number of ways to encourage it.
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.
What is the dream incubation technique? How can you rewrite what happens in a nightmare? And why might sleeping too much be problematic?
Lucid dreaming describes the act of becoming aware that we are dreaming while asleep. How can we practice it and what are its benefits?
Contrary to intuition, music can actually help us get to sleep. In fact, composers such as Max Richter and Robert Rich have organized sleeping concerts.
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.
Adam Wichniak, a psychiatrist from the Sleep Disorders Centre in Warsaw, talks about insomnia, smartphones and blue light, and how we can get better sleep.
Sleepwalking affects a fraction of the population; an even smaller fraction of sleepwalkers commit murder while asleep. Yet this doesn’t mean that they’re guilty of a crime.
Everyday stress and anxiety increasingly pervade our waking lives; at night-time, too, they can lead to sleeplessness. Can music help us tune out from insomnia?