kevan + sleep   22

PsycNET Record Display - The effects of bedtime writing on difficulty falling asleep
"Therefore, to facilitate falling asleep, individuals may derive benefit from writing a very specific to-do list for 5 min at bedtime rather than journaling about completed activities."
sleep  science  writing 
24 days ago by kevan
The VOCO Clock
"I'm so sorry to disturb you sir, but it appears to be morning. Very inconvenient, I agree, sir. I believe it is the rotation of the earth which is to blame, sir." A bemusing alarm clock with the voice of Stephen Fry, playing an eerily soporific Jeeves.
time  technology  sleep  sound 
february 2007 by kevan
Discover - Through the Eye of an Octopus
Octopus intelligence and personality. "The cephalopods that survived [the Triassic] were the zoological counterrevolutionaries that turned the vertebrates' weapons against them."
octopuses  evolution  science  brains  psychology  sleep  via:foe 
august 2006 by kevan
Circadiana: What is a 'natural' sleep pattern?
"[We] have compressed our natural sleep into artificially short nighttimes, but [some] people, who may just have very strong circadian rhythms, still have this primitive bimodal sleep that they confuse with a sleep disorder."
sleep  history  brains  evolution  via:mindhacks 
march 2006 by kevan
Puzzle Alarm Clock
"It wakes you up by firing four puzzle pieces up in the air, and then it is your task to get the pieces and put them back in the alarm clock - it won't turn off until then."
time  sleep  technology  toys  via:zarba 
march 2006 by kevan
Wake Me Up At
"Each pack contains two sheets of stickers featuring the most frequently used tube stops."
london  tube  sleep 
february 2006 by kevan
power-napping - napmosphere
"The multi-layered translucent and breathable capsule in combination with a 3-dimensional laying surface allows for the boundaries of the room to disappear."
design  furniture  sleep  via:mcios 
february 2006 by kevan
Vincent Cheung: Alarm clocks are bad. How to wake up and feel better.
"Set an alarm to go off before you want to wake up. Make the alarm really quiet radio or music. Set a second alarm to go off at the latest time you want to wake up. Make the alarm the usual loudness."
sleep  time  via:yoz 
october 2005 by kevan
Washington Post: Scientists Finding Out What Losing Sleep Does to a Body
"[Appetite issues fit] with the theory that humans may be genetically wired to be awake at night only when they need to be searching for food or fending off danger - circumstances when they would need to eat to have enough energy."
sleep  food  evolution  science 
october 2005 by kevan
Sleeptracker
A wristwatch that somehow monitors your sleeping body to know the exact best time to wake you up, within a specified time window. "Waking up has never been easier."
biofeedback  time  technology  sleep 
march 2005 by kevan
Clocky
An alarm clock that hides from you. "When the snooze bar is pressed, Clocky rolls off the table and finds a hiding spot, a new one every day."
technology  time  sleep 
march 2005 by kevan
Gamasutra - Study Suggests Gaming Promotes Lucid Dreaming
"If you're spending a lot of time in a changeable virtual environment, it acts as a sort of practice for another virtual reality, dreams." I just get boring non-lucid dreams where I can quicksave around stressful bits, and 'quit' to wake up.
games  dreams  psychology  sleep 
february 2005 by kevan
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Deer
Lucid and perilous sleep activities. ''Last week I woke up with the worst taste in my mouth - I had made a sandwich out of beef-bouillon cubes in my sleep."
sleep  walking  dreams  food  psychology  brains 
february 2005 by kevan
Ananova - Man sends text message in his sleep
Ludicrous story about a man sending coherent text messages whilst dreaming ("Help, I'm in trouble, someone's chasing me."). Includes names that standard predictive text wouldn't recognise, so eh, unlikely.
sleep  phones  lunacy  dreams  lies 
february 2005 by kevan
MediaGuardian.co.uk | C4 lines up Guantánamo-style torture show
"The programme exposed the volunteers, three of whom are Muslim, to 48 hours of "torture lite" including sleep deprivation, the use of extreme temperatures and "mild" physical contact."
prison  television  simulation  sleep 
february 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Health | Why some of us are early risers
Vague genetic basis for being brilliant at breakfast. "We found most of the extreme morning preference people have the longer gene and the extreme evening preference people have the short gene." They're still taking swabs at the Science Museum.
genetics  london  sleep  time 
november 2004 by kevan
West Portal Books' Brion Gysin Dreamachine Display
Hallucinatory lucid-dreaming machine. "The Old Testament's 'Tree of Knowledge' [may be] a shrouded reference to the Sun's rays interrupted by swaying leaves and branches, and the resultant flicker's contemplative effects on sensitive higher primates."
brains  dreams  sleep  technology 
august 2004 by kevan
New Scientist: Yawning is catching in chimps
They do the yawn-copying thing. Which may be "a social cue to synchronise sleep amongst a group" for all us apes.
apes  brains  sleep 
july 2004 by kevan
Ananova - Toymaker invents dream machine
"While preparing for bed, the user mounts a photograph on the device of who should appear in the dream, selects music appropriate to the mood and records word prompts, such as a name."
dreams  sleep  technology 
june 2004 by kevan
Ananova - German zoologist says bees not as busy as we think
"Bees are not particularly hardworking. Instead they sleep a lot and are lazy."
bees  psychology  sleep 
june 2004 by kevan
Lucid Dreaming - Wikibooks
A Wikibook of lucid dreaming tricks and techniques.
books  cheating  dreams  sleep 
june 2004 by kevan

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