Lucid Dreaming

Lucid Dreaming

Karen Konkoly [ Digital & Social Media Intern at National Sleep Foundation ] This could be a dream. Do you remember how you got here? The best way to test reality is to read something twice. When you’re awake the words will always stay the same, but when you’re dreaming the words will always be different. Dreams can seem vague because when you’re

Good Sleep Keys

Good Sleep Keys

Matt Walker [ UC Berkeley ] I’m here to tell you about sleep — both the good things that happen when you get it and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don’t. But let me start with a disclaimer: It’s safe to say that, when most speakers look to their audience and see people who are falling asleep, nodding off soundly,

Sleep Engineering

Sleep Engineering

Penny Lewis [ TEDx Grand Rapids] How To Improve Your Life by Manipulating Your Sleep. For a sleep scientist, I actually don’t sleep very well. Any little chink of light in the room and I’m awake all night. My eye mask is just as important to me as my laptop. I take sleep very seriously and I’m hoping this talk will make some

A Point of Repose

A Point of Repose

Evan Minsker [ Pitchfork ] The German-born British composer Max Richter has announced his latest endeavor—one of the longest single pieces in the history of classical music. Richter describes it as “an eight-hour lullaby” that’s appropriately titled SLEEP. The full eight-hour version will be available digitally on September 4 via Deutsche Grammophon. A one-hour adaptation of the piece, from SLEEP, will be released on CD, vinyl, and digitally

Russell Foster

Russell Foster

Russell Foster [ TED Edinburgh ]  What I’d like to do today is talk about one of my favorite subjects, and that is the neuroscience of sleep. Now, there is a sound — (Alarm clock) Ah, it worked! A sound that is desperately familiar to most of us, and of course it’s the sound of the alarm clock. And what that truly ghastly,

Patricia Garfield

ON DREAMS AND DREAMING with PATRICIA GARFIELD, Ph.D. JEFFREY MISHLOVE, Ph.D.: Hello and welcome. Tonight we’re going to be looking at “Dreams and Dreaming,” and my guest, Dr. Patricia Garfield, is an expert on that subject. She’s the author of the best seller, Creative Dreaming, as well as several other books in this field, including Pathway to Ecstasy, Your Child’s Dreams, and Women’s