Sleep (General)

A Typical EEG Printout. What the output of a standard EEG looks like.

A Sleeping Lion. A video of a sleeping African lion–emphasizing the fact that, in general, predators sleep a lot longer than animals that are prey.  Here is another sleeping lion–passed out by it’s prey.

Encephalitis Lethargica.  An old video that explains the symptoms of this illness.

Circadian Rhythms

A Typical Lightbox. An example of a typical light box that is used for the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation Diary. The sleep deprivation diary of Tony Wright, the (unofficial) world record holder for longest period of sleeplessness.

Microsleep….with an awful consequence.

Lucid Dreaming

Make your own lucid dreaming glasses.  A how-to guide for making a tool that is often used to train people how to lucid dream. Note that the literature by no means suggests this sort of tool will work for everyone. The rates of lucid dreaming acquisition are in general quite low regardless of the method.

Polyphasic Sleeping

Polyphasic Sleep Log. The polyphasic sleep log of one polyphasic sleeper. Is it just me or does look a bit tired?

We weren’t always monophasic sleepers. A summary by the BBC of the work of the historical researcher Roger Ekirch, which suggests that we were biphasic sleepers for much of our recorded history. A link to Ekirch’s book is provided below.

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