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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

Science

Targeted Memory Reactivation Will Make You Smarter as You Sleep

Learn a language, refine motor skills, overcome trauma, all while you sleep.

Culture

The Amazon Tribe That Dreams of the Future Fears Sex, Welcomes Panthers

When tonight's sleep predicts tomorrow's fortunes, it's hard to get any rest.

Mind and Body
Mind and Body
Mind and Body

Do Blind People Dream of Black Sheep?

The visually impaired visit a world the sighted wouldn't recognize every time they fall asleep.

Science

Parkinson's Disease is a Nightmare Full of Nightmares and One Women is Waking Up

Through unfailing commitment — and a little luck — Helen Garvy stumbled upon a possible solution buried in a particular strain of cannabis. In doing so, she very well may have found an end to the living nightmares.

Entertainment
Science

This Is How Much Sleep America Is Losing Every Second

Apparently, we could not care less about getting our beauty sleep.

Culture

Cults, Conspiracies, and the Twisted History of Sleepytime Tea

Beyond the chamomile and spearmint blend, there’s a peculiar story lurking in your cup of Sleepytime.

Entertainment
Science

Sleep Paralysis Cure Will Finally Vanquish the Demons of Our Ancestors

A crusading neuroscientist has taken on the chest-sitting devil and won.

Entertainment

'Spawn' Creator Todd McFarlane is Inspired by His Terrifying Nightmares

Image Comics made the nineties weird and one artist's horrific dreams come true.

Science

How Mind Control Could Make Sleep a Weapon in the War Against Prejudice

There is a procedure to eliminate people's biases as they rest. Should we use it?

Science

How the Sleeper Hold, the 'King of Submissions,' Grabbed Popular Culture

An arm around the neck is society’s ultimate symbol of dominance, emasculation, and Big Brother run amok.

Science