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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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18 results
18 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
Sleep Well
Sleep Well
Magazine / society

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.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
Making Sense of Dreams
Making Sense of Dreams
Magazine / society

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.

Ewa Pluta

Reading / science
The Unbearable Lightness of Sleeping
The Unbearable Lightness of Sleeping
Reading / science

What is the dream incubation technique? How can you rewrite what happens in a nightmare? And why might sleeping too much be problematic?

Dariusz Kuźma

Magazine / science
Dream Travellers
Dream Travellers
Magazine / science

Lucid dreaming describes the act of becoming aware that we are dreaming while asleep. How can we practice it and what are its benefits?

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / culture
A Grown-Up Lullaby
A Grown-Up Lullaby
Magazine / culture

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.

Iza Smelczyńska

Magazine / science
The Nocturnal Conversations of Neurons
The Nocturnal Conversations of Neurons
Magazine / science

The architecture of sleep is surprisingly complex, consisting of various cycles made up of multiple phases.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Magazine / science
New Bed, No Sleep?
New Bed, No Sleep?
Magazine / science

The phenomenon of first night effect (FNE) often occurs when we spend the night in a new environment – and have trouble sleeping.

Jakub Bas

Magazine / science
How to Fall Asleep
How to Fall Asleep
Magazine / science

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.

Aleksandra Pezda

Magazine / society
A Murderer in Morpheus’s Embrace
A Murderer in Morpheus’s Embrace
Magazine / society

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.

Marcin Kozłowski

Reading / science
The Rhythm of the Night
The Rhythm of the Night
Reading / science

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?

Enis Yucekoralp

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