science
Even Adults Sleep Better After Being Rocked to Sleep

A pair of new studies just might make you pine for the old days of being cradled by your parents. For both mice and healthy young people, the studies found, a gentle rocking motion before and during sleep resulted in a deeper slumber. And in humans, the rocking even seemed to improve their memory skills afterward. Read More >>

gadgets
Genius Clamp Ensures You’ll Always Win the Bed Cover Wars

Do you find yourself going to war every time you climb into bed at night? Fighting with your significant other over the sheets and duvet, trying to ensure you stay covered all night? The Cover Clamp permanently tips the odds of victory in your favour, ensuring you’ll never again wake up uncovered and cold. Read More >>

rant
Why I Don’t Use a Baby Monitor

Like any person scared shitless about the prospect of keeping a fragile new human alive, as soon as I found out I was pregnant I started googling the important questions. Among them: “What is the best baby monitor?” Read More >>

design
A Hammock With LED Lighting and Inflatable Mattress Sounds Like a Hanging Hotel Room

Say what you will about how comfortable a hammock is for sleeping, Eagles Nest Outfitters is working to make them just a bit more hospitable with its new DoubleNest LED that incorporates a string of glowing lights so you can read, adjust your sleeping bag, or easily find your way back after a bathroom break. Read More >>

history
Humans Who Lived in Caves to Study Isolation Slept for 30 Hours at a Time

A year in space is nothing—to study the isolation that astronauts might experience, scientists first lived in caves for months at a time, isolated from all environmental cues. No offense to Commander Scott Kelly, I’m sure zero-gravity life is hard. But the caves seem much worse. Read More >>

gadgets
Snore-Sensing Pillow Automatically Nudges You to Roll Over

It seems like snoring has become more of an epidemic than any of us have realized. At CES, Sleep Number revealed its IQ bed that lets bedmates silence a snoring partner. But now there's a pillow that can stop a deafening snorer all by itself. Read More >>

science
Counting Sheep Doesn’t Actually Work, Just a Head’s Up

In today's world we have lots of sleep aides like Tempur-Pedic beds and, uh, Ambien. But if you're still using the bore yourself to sleep method, some bad news is coming down the pike: Counting sheep doesn't work. Read More >>

japan
Tokyo’s Newest Cafe Rents Out Naps to Women On the Go

With women languidly stretched out across Tokyo's newest cafe's stock of pay-by-the-minute beds, you could hardly be blamed for assuming something a little more lascivious is going on. But that's not what Nap Cafe Corne is about. Women come to this particular spot for the one thing every working girl craves—shut-eye. Read More >>

design
Sleeping In Public Just Keeps Getting Easier

Like ostriches themselves, the Ostrich Pillow is enigmatic and generally fascinating. Who would use it? Is it appropriate for children? Is it a sex toy? Hard to say! But it looks downright comfortable for napping. The only issue is carrying it. Read More >>

science
What Would Happen If You Just Stopped Sleeping Forever

It's a Monday, so chances are you want to crawl back home and into bed, and sleep the day away. But what good is all that comatose-time doing you anyway? What if you just cut it out and were productive or something, instead? Read More >>

wtf
Nap-Anywhere Ostrich Pillow Does Away With Kids’ Napping Woes, Friends

Travel with us, if you will, back to about a year ago when something called the Ostrich Pillow was making waves across the internet with its lofty promises of a napping revolution. But the Ostrich Pillow was made for full grown sleepyheads; no kids allowed—until now, that is. Today, you can purchase for your child or otherwise small-headed friend an Ostrich Pillow Junior. Because nothing helps kids grow up quite like the merciless mocking of their peers. Read More >>

design
This Desk-Bed Makes Snoozing at Work a Cinch

The mid-afternoon lull is a common problem. But if you often find yourself dribbling upon your keyboard during a short power nap at work, maybe you need something like this convertible desk, designed for specifically for snoozing, in your life. Read More >>

space
How to Sleep In Space

While you are sinking into you soft, pillow-top mattress — or pile of trash — there are a handful of human beings in space who take to their nightly respite a little differently, by strapping themselves into a zero-g space coffin. Apparently it's better than it sounds. Read More >>

photography
Long Exposure Photographs Reveal How Lovers Sleep

I'm such a wild sleeper than sometimes I wake up in the most awkward of positions. Face planted, facing the wrong direction, diagonal, on the completely other side—you name it, I've woken up in it. I was always wanted to know my movement patterns. Photographer Paul Schneggenburger created a photography series that showed long exposure pictures of lovers asleep. You can see who the big spoon is! Read More >>

olympics
Nothing Tells Your Guests They’re Not Welcome Like Making Them Sleep In a Pod

Do you deal with visiting family members during the holidays that more than overstay their welcome? This year try putting them up in one of these Podtime tubes, they'll quickly get the message that maybe they should have booked a hotel instead. Read More >>