A team of Chinese scientists developed a method to determine sleep quality based on a person’s manner of walking or gait.
Zhu Tingshao and colleagues at the Institute of Psychology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that upper body parts — such as the head, neck and shoulders — said more about an individual’s lack of sleep than lower body parts like the hips and legs.
It’s not unusual to find fellow commuters zoning out on the subway, a sign of diligence and a rite of passage into a hard-working society in Japan.
What’s bizarre, however, is how they know when it’s time to wake up.
Japan has once again topped a list of countries that sleeps the least, according to a new study by Finnish manufacturing company Polar Electro’s Japan branch.
The study compares the sleeping pattern of men and women from 28 different countries using the Polar A370 and Polar M430 model fitness trackers. The result, which shows Japan as the country that sleeps the least, according to IT Media via SoraNews24.
A sleeping bag for two that takes the shape of giant pants is now for sale in Japan, keeping your loved one within reach at night.
Seattle’s got nothing on the Sleepless in Seoul.
Nap cafes are becoming more and more popular in a sleepy South Korea. According to a Shinhan Card study published on June 14, the establishments are part of a quickly growing trend called “fast-healing“, wherein consumers look for relaxing experiences, such as nap cafes, massage chair parlors, and jim jil bangs (Korean spas), to fit in during their busy work day.
Science has determined that women need more sleep than men because of their “complex” brains.
Professor Jim Horne of Loughborough University in England said that women who don’t get enough sleep tend to develop high stress levels and different kinds of negative emotions.
Humans, take note of how to cat nap as demonstrated by a cat.
It’s no doubt that cats are serious nappers. One particular feline, Tetsuro, has captured the affection of Twitter users after @goma_chips posted a video of the sleeping cat.
Every employee’s nightmare, especially if they’re falling asleep on the job, is getting busted by their boss.
It might be especially embarrassing if your boss happens to be Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group. Richard Branson recently shared a photo of himself and the employee he found sleeping on the job.
A new startup is redesigning the alarm clock into a wearable device that literally shocks its wearers to wake them up.
The company behind the clock, Pavlok, guarantees its tested sensory input on its wearable devices can change a person’s behavior and lifestyle habits. The Shock Clock Wake Up Trainer is based on the idea of classical conditioning that Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov used on dogs to train them to reflexively respond to a stimulus.
Sleep researcher says people who have frequent nightmares may be more creative.
Dreams have always been a mystery to scientists who have theories as to what causes them and for what purposes they serve. There are two well-known theories as to why people experience nightmares.
Thanks to a new startup, sleepy drivers can be snoozing while a designated driver gets them safely to their destination overnight.
The Sleepbus, founded by Tom Currier and Jonathan Tyler, offers nightly non-stop trips between Los Angeles and San Francisco for $48 each way. It can be caught at the Santa Monica Pier North parking lot and unloads at the King Caltrain, San Francisco Station.
Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that white people are more likely than any other racial group to get a healthy amount of sleep.