Snoring in the Sty

Man sleeping and snoring with woman nexo to him with her hands on her ears

This little piggy…went to sleep? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Does your snoring bring the house down – literally?? It could mean you have sleep apnea! That’s when breathing repeatedly starts and stops during rest. But are humans the only ones with this sleep

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Dream and Learn

Green maze seen from above

Whoa, I’m flying! Or…is it just a dream? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Dreams can be so bizarre and fun. One minute you’re back in kindergarten, the next you’re floating in outer space! But WHY do we dream? Enter Erin Wamsley and colleagues from

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Coffee or Nap?

Two cups of coffee on a potable table placed on a bed

Foggy brain? How do YOU recharge your batteries — nap or coffee? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Chug down a grande frappuccino after lunch and whoa, you are rip-roaring and ready to go! But does coffee ACTUALLY help? Sara Mednick and colleagues at the

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Sleep on That!

Woman resting in bed with her eyes opened, looking at the camera

Does a bad Tuesday night’s sleep mean an even worse Wednesday? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. After a night of tossing and turning, random bad thoughts or memories seem to come out of nowhere to ruin the day! Is there a connection? Marcus Harrington

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A Snooze Boost

Person sleeping

Exams…ugh! I’m drinking Red Bull and pulling all-nighters but I can’t remember ANYTHING! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. After a good night’s sleep, our memory is tip-top compared to when we’re more bleary-eyed. But how does a snooze help us remember? Jing Zhang and

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Sweet Sleep

Man and women sleeping next to each other on grass.

Before you kill your quarantine partner, listen up! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Laughter, cuddles, and emotional support AREN’T ALL your partner can give you. Ever wonder WHY you sleep better when you’re sleeping together? Henning Drews and his colleagues from the University of

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Rock-a-bye Mousey

Mouse in a cup on top of grass.

(singing) Rockabye mousie, in the tree-top…. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Being rocked to sleep – it’s not just for babies! Laying on a hammock on a hot summer’s day will make anybody yawn. But are there other species that love being swayed baaaaaack

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Tough Love

Tough love – sometimes it pays off! Even for… BABIES? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Are we bad parents if we let Junior “cry it out”? Some experts say it leads to attachment issues and increases crying. Others think tough love has no effect

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