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Uncle CT’s Blogs

April 16, 2019

Parasomnia – A Guide To Unusual Sleep Habits

Some years ago, a friend of mine, a wonderful guy, seemingly tried to strangle his much beloved wife. They were both sound asleep when he wrapped his hands around her neck. She of woke up immediately and wasn’t a sufficiently good sport to allow the event to continue. Her screech woke him up. Once awake, […]

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April 5, 2019

The Art of Napping: The Benefits of Naps

Naps are good for us in almost every aspect of our lives. We make better decisions; we’re healthier, happier – and maybe even thinner. With so many benefits of naps its a mystery why we don’t take more. Oh, I know why – because most of us have careers, families and obligations that keep our […]

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March 29, 2019

The Art Of Napping: The Long & Short Of Naps

If you don’t want to read more than a paragraph, here are the quick answers: Yes, naps are (mostly) good for us. And short naps are (mostly) better than long naps. There, those of you with short attention spans are dismissed. For the rest of you, here are the details. Napping Basics Naps are a […]

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March 27, 2019

The Art of Napping: How To Nap In 4 Easy Steps

Napping seems like such a simple concept. However, the art of napping is threaded into our history. Believed by some to be superior to a full night of sleep. By others, it appeared to be the art of the lazy – with sleep in general not being far behind. Whether these figures in history believed […]

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March 23, 2019

Your Lost Talent – Falling Asleep

You were new to the world, but your skill put adults to shame. You practiced it several times a day as you logged your 10 to 12 hours of good sleep. It often took you less than a minute to slide out of consciousness and into perfect slumber. That’s why we call it “sleeping like […]

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March 23, 2019

Sleep Talking

Dangerous? Meaningful? Indiscreet? The answer to all three questions is, not usually. But if you stayed awake in ninth grade English, you’re familiar with the most famously indiscreet sleep talking lines of all time: “Out damned spot! Out I say!”  Thwords Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth as she acted out her guilt and tried to sleep wash […]

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March 12, 2019

Biphasic Sleep: Naturally Preferred

Did you know that sleeping in one consecutive chunk of time isn’t naturally how we operate. Even now days, if left with nothing but the natural sunlight we would fall back into a state of biphasic sleeping. So why have we evolved into a less natural monophasic sleeping pattern? I’ll tell you – that darn […]

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March 12, 2019

History of Sleep

Sleep is a natural part of being. Making the history of sleep seemingly slip our minds. But, taking a look back in time may help us understand how certain things came to be. And maybe even give us some insight into the future of sleep too. History of Sleep in The Stone Age Good sleep […]

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March 12, 2019

Untraditional Sleeping

When you think of sleep you it is hard to think of anything outside or your 8 hours of hopefully uninterrupted bliss on your own mattress. However, if History has anything to show us it’s we have changed and adapted out of necessity. This happens to hold true for sleep. The more evolved we get, […]

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March 12, 2019

Sleep Like a Baby: Or Better?

Want to “Sleep Like A Baby?” You may want to rethink that idea… Anyone who’s ever watched an infant fall asleep knows it is a charming process to witness: the eyes start drooping in between spoons full of mashed pears, the head begins to sag a bit further between bites and, very soon, …out, like […]

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