Sleep is a period of resting the body and mind consisting of repeating REM and non-REM patterns and distinguished from wakefulness, hibernation, or comatose.

Cheese Causes Nightmares

Cheese doesn't give you nightmares according to one study. But diet does effect sleep.

While diet can impact sleep, there is no substantial evidence to support the claim that eating cheese before bed causes nightmares.

People Swallow Spiders in Their Sleep

Swallowing spiders in your sleep is a myth.

The widespread belief that people unknowingly swallow many spiders during sleep each year is a myth. In reality, spiders rarely come into contact with humans during their sleep, and the chances of swallowing spiders in this context are extremely low.

Sleeping on a Problem Helps You Solve it

Sleeping on a problem helps you solve it

Sleeping on a problem works. Studies show a positive correlation between sleep and cognitive function. Contemplating a problem and then “sleeping on it” can result in better problem solving

Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever

The old saying “feed a cold, starve a fever” has truth to it, but generally you should feed a cold and a fever and starve neither.

Light Can Affect Mood

Light Can Affect Mood

Exposure to light in moderation, especially natural sunlight, can have an uplifting effect on mood, while excessive darkness can have the opposite effect.

You Can Catch up on Sleep

Can a Person Catch up on Sleep Debt?

Studies show you can semi-effectively catch up on short-term sleep debt over a few nights, but not long-term sleep debt accumulated over time.

People Have Always Slept Through the Night

Did people always sleep through the night?

Artificial light changed sleeping habits. People used to sleep in two phases, “first sleep” and “second sleep”, with two hours of awake time between.