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The Age of Reality TV Is Rooted in 1930s Dance Marathons

It’s possible that no one was particularly alarmed when Homer Morehouse stumbled off a dance floor and collapsed in North Tonawanda, New York on April 14, 1923. Morehouse, 27, had been dancing with his partner for 87 consecutive hours without a break. Men and women of weaker constitutions had been broken in only a fraction of that time; others were held up by their companions as they slept on their shoulders, with their feet moving in an automatic, semiconscious shuffling motion. When they finally fell to their knees, rest and hydration usually restored them.

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U.S. Laws Criminalizing Sleeping in Public Have Grown as Much as 60 Percent in Just a Few Years

There is a war on, and it concerns the homeless’ right to sleep. Across the United States, recent years have seen a spate of municipal laws that criminalize the act of sleeping in public places. These laws often target the act of sleeping in private vehicles under the guise of “anti-camping” legislation.

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Nailing Obesity? Put a Tax on Food that Makes People Fat

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Shocking New Report Exposes Widespread Dysfunction on U.S. Military Bases

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The Over-the-Counter Drug That Can Destroy Your Sleep

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Could You Have Prevented Your Worst Sleep Nightmare by Sleeping on Your Right Side?

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Meet Los Colchoneros, Havana’s Friendly Neighborhood Bed Repairmen

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Sleep Raves - Have You Ever Been Part of a 'Oneironauticum'? Maybe It's Time You Tried

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9 Expert Tips for Beating Jet Lag

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10 Types of Airline Passengers Who Will Ruin Your Sleep

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For Our Returning Troops, Post-Traumatic Sleep Disorders Are the New PTSD

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Here Are Five Infamous Religious Cults That Used Sleep Deprivation to Control Their Followers

In 1997, in the dusty San Diego desert, the bodies of 38 people were found. All were wearing tennis shoes and hooded sweatshirts; all were loyal to cult leader Marshall Applewhite. And they all welcomed death while suffering from extreme sleep deprivation. 

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How Co-Sleeping Ruined My Marriage

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Millions of People Watch Fake Eye Exams to Fall Asleep

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25 Most Popular Bedtime Stories of All Time

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You Sleep Better Naked, Says Science

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What Does the Future Hold for Kim Suozzi's Cryogenically Frozen Brain?

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Why Hour-Long Naps Might Not Be the Greatest Idea

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Ten Late-Night Snacks to Help You Sleep Soundly

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We’re Lazy by Nature

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Commander-in-Sleep: 6 Things You Didn't Know About the White House Bedroom

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What Do Your Dreams Mean?

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The Disturbing Relationship Between Sleep, Depression and Suicide

This past March, Graham Mitchell, a 48-year-old British psychiatric nurse, hanged himself in his garden. During the subsequent inquest, family members expressed surprise at Mitchell’s decision to commit suicide, as reported by the Macclesfield Express. They knew Mitchell’s mental health had deteriorated, as he’d become noticeably depressed in the wake of a few personal setbacks. During the weeks before his death, Mitchell’s sister said he seemed shell-shocked.

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How Insomnia Took Me to the Verge of Suicide - and a Popular Club Drug Pulled Me Back

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The Hazards of Hitting the Snooze Button

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