Sleep

How Night Terrors Work

Night terrors, an uncommon sleep disorder, happen when the brain doesn't transition correctly to deep sleep. The result is terrifying, with the sufferer genuinely terrified, swatting at invisible attackers, and screaming for help - all while sound asleep.

What is exploding head syndrome?

Exploding head syndrome isn't nearly as weird as it sounds, and there are no brain parts being damaged. But if you suffer from it, you will definitely be freaked out. The good news is, despite its name, it's not dangerous at all.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of great articles, some of them really good. Here are the best of the bunch for your enjoyment.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of great articles, some of them really good. Here are the best of the bunch for your enjoyment.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week Josh and Chuck read tons of articles and some of them are pretty great. Here are the best of the bunch.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are the best of the bunch. Enjoy them with our compliments.

Swine Flu Vaccine is Making You Very Sleepy

I remember on a podcast published years back I mentioned that I hit a wall just about every afternoon, growing almost irresistibly tired by around 3:00 p.m. I posited that it was a crash after the effects of caffeine I'd drank in coffee all day wore off. But I remember a SYSK listener sent an email suggesting that it wasn't a caffeine crash but was the result of a lack of oxygen or an overabundance of carbon dioxide around the office. I never looked into the suggestion, but I was reminded of it when I came across an article on The Local -- "Sweden's News in English" -- that a rise in narcolepsy cases is being linked to the swine flu vaccine.

Hey there, folks. Time is short, short, short today but I don't want to deny anyone the chance to leave some comments here at podcast goodness central. Our trivia night this week has put me way behind! This week on the Stuff You Should Know podcast program, we discussed some thing pretty interesting and one that wasn't so great. Heh - sort of true.

Sleep is one of those funny things about being a human being -- you just have to do it. Have you ever wondered why? Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about the importance of sleep.