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cover of May 30, 2015 issue

Jessica Marshall's Articles

  • Why cats nap and whales snooze

    At first, it may seem like a treat to stay up late—but the next day will be no picnic. There'll be yawning, heavy limbs, and a cranky disposition.

    At times like these, the desire to sleep can feel overwhelming.

    And it should.

    Growing kids need sleep, as do people of all ages. Indeed, research shows that health and safety both suffer when we try to get by with too little shut-eye. So it's fortunate that our bodies do such a good job of alerting us when it's time to hit the sack.

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