If you want to know someone’s true character, don’t bother with personality tests, phrenology and the like. Just have a look at their bed linens. Yes, it turns out that the emerging field of sheetology* has much to tell us about people’s innermost selves.
The latest season of the Competitive Sleeping League has come to a dramatic close (watch highlights of the Championship here). With that, Sleepletes from around the world now set their drowsy eyes on next year's season and a shot at the Golden Dohm.
During the pause we thought we take a nostalgic look back at how far the sport has come. The history of the CSL is the stuff dreams are made of, springing onto the world's stage as if from nowhere. But how did it all begin?
We asked Rob Ullman - sports nut, pin-up artist, and creator of the Old-Timey Hockey Tales comic series - to illustrate the story, as told by 3-Time CSL champion and now CSL commentator Chip Fletcher.
No need to pinch yourself—it’s real. The whole “lucid dreaming” thing is having a pop-culture moment. On the heels of mind-expanding movies like Inceptionthere are now entire websites devoted to the phenomenon. If you’re curious (we certainly were), here’s a quick run-down on the topic.
Dreaming is, for lack of a better word, weird. No one knows exactly why we do it, though theoriesabound. Comedian Mitch Hedberg wasn’t a fan: “Dreaming is work. There I am, comfortable in my bed, and the next thing you know I have to build a go-kart with my ex-landlord.”
A recent #SleepFactFriday post reported that people who don’t get enough sleep are likely to have bigger appetites. That got us thinking: What other interesting and/or useful revelations about sleep are out there waiting to be discovered? We did some digging and here are a few that piqued our interest:
The Internet abounds with stories, running the emotional gamut from heartwarming to horrifying. Many of the best ones are true. A recent dive into stories of sleepwalking yielded some eye-opening results.