As many as 20% of people sleep with their eyes open. The condition is officially known as nocturnal lagophthalmos. It gets its name from λαγωός, the Greek word for “hare.” This stems […]
How often do you pandiculate? You may not be familiar with the word, but you almost certainly do it on a regular basis. Pandiculation is the act of stretching and yawning at […]
There is no denying the mental health aspect of a good nap. On those days when the mind is sluggish and the body can’t seem to shift out of first gear, a […]
Lord Frederick North (1732-1792) was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782. He was described as an otherwise unremarkable man whose sole quirk was that he would go to bed […]
You already know snails are experts at being slow and slimy. Did you know they also excel in sleep? One of those little guys can slumber for as long as three years.
One of the coolest-sounding disorders is fortunately not nearly as serious as its name suggests. Exploding Head Syndrome is a condition that causes people to hear extremely loud noises — a gunshot, […]