Hurray, sleeping around may be good for you

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 27 June 2014

Is it just us, or are vices becoming something to aim for? First, we found that drinking boosts immunity and that having a potty mouth is good for health. Now researchers from NYU and Cornell are suggesting that casual sex too, might do wonders for one too.

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Sleep with the polar bears at Canada’s Tundra Lodge

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 18 November 2013

Wouldn’t it be great to come face to face with a polar bear without the risk of being eaten alive? Welcome to Canada’s Tundra Lodge! ‘Strategically placed on a small spit of land that just out into the Hudson Bay’, this incredible part of the world attracts the highest number of polar bears in the world. The Tundra Lodge is a rolling hotel with sleeper train cars for polar bear watching, and if you’re lucky, a viewing of the Northern Lights, too.

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Beddit: the world’s first smart bed technology

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Saturday 9 November 2013

Beddit is absolutely the easiest way to track your health and sleeping patterns. All you have to do is sleep. Just put the tiny sensor strips under your sheets and wake to a full health report detailing your sleep quality, heart rate, breathing rhythm, movement, sleep stages, snoring, and the sleeping environment quality. All this can […]

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Hotel helps you sleep all day with light therapy, sound pillows and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 11 October 2013

Designed for hotel dwellers who need quality winks, the DeepSleep Package at Swissotel Berlin combines light therapy, power naps, aroma therapy, nutritious drinks and sound pillows to deliver just that. It’s a structured all-day-resting programme that starts in the morning with a wake-up call, followed by room service serving your wake-up drink, before you start […]

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Find out the sleeping pattern of every celebrity Tweeter

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 4 October 2013

If you’ve ever wanted to know when your favorite celebs sleep, now you can. Kinda creepy but also kinda cool, Sleeping Time logs the last 1,000 tweets from your fave Tweeters and then determines their approximate sleeping schedule. According to this nifty little app, Louis C.K. is most likely to sleep between 1am and 9am, […]

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Photos of soon-to-be parents in deep sleep

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 2 October 2013

When Russian photographer Jana Romanova saw her friends getting pregnant one after the other, she decided to document this stage of their lives by shooting portraits of them asleep in the morning with their partners at night, before the beginning of a new day — and soon, a new chapter. She then expanded the project […]

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Yes, NASA will pay you to laze in bed for 70 days

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 1 October 2013

Now this is truly a dream job for the new age: lie in bed for 70 days at NASA’s state-of-the-art bed rest facility of its Flight Analogs Research Unit in Galveston, Texas and get paid. While it sounds a lot less desirable once you find out the real purpose of the study — it will […]

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People sleeping in libraries

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 16 August 2013

Man, we need a nap. Flickr user George Oates compiled this rocking photo gallery of people snoozing away in libraries. Forget beds, we’ll take awkward neck cranes and hard desktops over our beds any day if it means sleep as sweet as what we’re seeing from these pictures.

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In Helsinki, they are hiring professional sleepers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 9 April 2013

What do you mean, you work so hard, you have no time to sleep? In Helsinki a hotel is now hiring professional sleepers to test out its beds. That’s it, we’ve found our dream job.

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Extreme sleeping, for those who slumber dangerously

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 6 October 2012

There’s sleeping. And then there’s extreme sleeping, which takes the restful state to one that’s almost perilous. Dark Roasted Blend has compiled a two-part collection of people living life dangerously in sleep mode, and it’s great.

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Brisbane band Art of Sleeping release their new single

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Friday 5 October 2012

If you’re yet to hear about Brisbane five piece Art of Sleeping, it’s time to check them out. Dazzling critics at BIGSOUND, the folk driven rockers have dropped their second single for 2012, Above the Water. Art of Sleeping are set to release an EP in October and join The Paper Kites on a national […]

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