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You’ve probably lost sleep over money. From white-knuckling it through the ups and downs of the market, to navigating the tidal flow of bills, to slogging through heavy job demands: you’re keeping pace with the popular wisdom of Wall Street part II’s title, “Money Never Sleeps.” After all, if Donald Trump got rich while sleeping just three hours a night, then your sleep deprivation will literally pay itself off, right? (Photo by Shutterstock)
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Hypnos is the Greek God of sleep. In mythology, he helped put Zeus out cold so the Greeks could win the Trojan war. Did Team Sky do something to curry the favor of Hypnos for their own victory of cycling’s most coveted prize, The Tour de France? Was it cheating? Read on to find out! (Photo courtesy of The Independent Monday July 27 2015) more

From ancient peoples’ sleeping habits to sleep deprivation’s effects on modern battlefields and businesses, David K. Randall takes readers on an excellent adventure through the many strange dimensions of sleep in his 2012 New York Times best-seller, Dreamland: Adventures in the strange science of sleep. Ever heard of sexsomnia, sleep walking cats, sleep-murder, dream imagery rehearsal, or jet lag sports betting strategies? Read on and you will! more

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In Sleep Cycling Advantage Part I, we learned that champion cyclist Chris Froome and Team Sky were banned from using a customized motorhome because it would improve sleep and thus confer a competitive advantage. But what drives that advantage? It’s the same things that affects athletics across the board, from marathon runners to basketball players to champion American football teams like the Seattle Seahawks, who use sleep as a weapon. Read all about it! more