Falling Asleep on Summer Nights

Monday, 23 July 2012 by
In the middle of July, when the mercury hits the high nineties and even our sun-loving cat looks for a shady place to sleep, it's hard to believe it was ever cold here. It's hard to believe that there was ever snow on our front lawn. But the hallmark of life in New England is four full seasons, and we...
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While You Were Sleeping–They Weren't

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 by
As the sun sinks low on the horizon and the commotion of a busy day finally winds down, we get ready for the next phase of our daily activity–sleep. Humans aren’t alone in this nighttime ritual, many other members of the animal kingdom follow this diurnal pattern of daytime activity and nighttime sleep. Many do, but not all.One exception to...
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Living with a Jerk

Thursday, 24 May 2012 by
For the most part, going to sleep is an easy thing–like falling off a log. Sometimes though, the process takes an unusual turn. Perhaps you’ve found yourself drifting off and having a dream-like vision of, say, falling off a log, upon which you’re jolted awake at the moment of impact. You’ve just been through one of the many mysteries of...
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