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End Your Sleep Deprivation - Empower Yourself With Sleep and Dreams Knowledge
Is sleep deprivation holding you back in life? Not only can being sleep deprived negatively affect your efficiency, mood, alertness, and decision maki....

Stanford Sleep and Dreams - Teaching About Sleep, Dreams, & A Healthier Life
The world famous Stanford Sleep and Dreams class celebrates its 40th anniversary by sharing with the world much of its sleep and dreams knowledge. ....

Ask Your Sleep or Dream Questions to Stanford Sleep Students
This website is run by the students of Dr. William C. Dement, the father of sleep research. This page gives you the opportunity to contact us with you....

Drowsiness Is Red Alert!! A Simple Phrase That Can Save Your Life
Drowsiness Is Red Alert! is a key-in phrase coined by Dr. William Dement that really does have the potential to save your life. It will leap into your....

Polysomnography - How Sleep Is Measured
Polysomnography is the process used for measuring various physiological processes during sleep. From Dr. Dement's earliest all-night, continuous recor....

The Importance of Sleep | Why Learn About Sleep?
Though the importance of sleep cannot be overstated, very few people know very much about sleep. In this first segment of Stanford Sleep and Dreams' q....

Quotes About Sleep | Famous and Funny Sleep Quotes
Ah sleeping. It takes up almost a third of our lives. These quotes about sleep provide some humor and insight into what bright minds of the past have ....

Natural Sleep Remedies - Sleeping Pills Can Only Go So Far
A list of effective natural sleep remedies. From bright light treatment to melatonin, this list brought to you by Stanford students can help you get t....

I Just Can't Sleep! What To Do In A Sleep Emergency
Many people lament that they just can't sleep! But knowing these helpful sleep hygiene techniques will have you resting up in no time. You can take ch....

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome - What It Is And How To Treat It
Delayed sleep phase syndrome involves a shift in the biological clock that makes it hard to sleep at night. DSPS affects millions of individuals, most....

The Heavy Effects Of Sleep Deprivation - What Happens When You Don't Get Enough Sleep
The vast majority of us experience the effects of sleep deprivation far too consistently in our lives, often without us even knowing it. Learn about t....

Learn About Sleep Debt To Optimize Your Efficiency & Improve Your Life
Life is often very busy and sufficient sleep can be hard to obtain. But all missed sleep accumulates as a sleep debt that can drastically limit your p....

The People Behind End-Your-Sleep-Deprivation.com
Information about Kevin Morton, Dr. William Dement, the Stanford Sleep and Dreams Web Design Team and Sleep Professionals Advisory Board.....

Our Professor Dr. William Dement - From Stanford Sleep and Dreams
Dr. William Dement, our professor in Stanford Sleep and Dreams, is the world's leading authority on sleep, sleep disorders, and the dangers of sleep d....

Outreach Projects 2010 - Stanford Sleep and Dreams
A collection of student-made Outreach Projects from Stanford Sleep and Dreams 2010.....

Celebrity Jeopardy - Stanford Sleep Outreach Project Video
A Sleep Outreach Project by Chase Harmon, Leah Belgarde, Sam Wright, and Ernie Haleck....

Sleep Blog From Stanford Sleep and Dreams
A sleep blog straight from the minds and research of Dr. William Dement's Stanford Sleep and Dreams. Information your health is begging you to learn a....

Lucid Dreaming and Athletics: The Dreamer's Advantage To Better Performance
Top athletes train extremely hard to gain the extra edge in their sport. But life is composed of two parts: wakefulness AND sleep. Lucid dreaming can ....

What Is Lucid Dreaming? Information on Lucid Dreams from Stanford Sleep and Dreams
What is lucid dreaming? Taking control of your dreams is a concept that doesn't cross the vast majority of peoples' minds. Find out what such a thing ....

What is Narcolepsy? Learn About Narcolepsy Symptoms, Treatments, Examples, Diagnosing
What is narcolepsy? Find out all about this dramatic neurological sleep disorder, narcolepsy symptoms, the causes of narcolepsy, treatment, methods of....

Is Sleep Paralysis Abnormal? Causes and Explanations
Sleep paralysis, or waking up to discover you cannot move a muscle, can be a worrisome experience. But is it normal? Stanford students tell you the an....

Is Sleep Paralysis Linked To Sleep Apnoea?
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The Sleep Essentials Quick Guide From Stanford Sleep and Dreams
With this Sleep Essentials Quick Guide you can become more knowledgeable about sleep than 99.9 percent of the world in less than an hour, and for free....

Have Sleep Questions? Get Answers from Stanford Sleep and Dreams
Dr. William Dement, the father of sleep science, and Stanford Sleep and Dreams answer your sleep questions. Ask any question about sleep directly to u....

Learn The Types of Sleep Disorders - Dyssomnias, Parasomnias, and More
Dr. Dement and Stanford Sleep and Dreams show you the various types of sleep disorders, how they are affecting society, and what we can do about it. D....

Parasomnias: Sleep talking, murder, sex? What are parasomnias making you do in your sleep?
A fun and informative introductory guide to parasomnias from Stanford University's Sleep and Dreams. Learn the differences between arousal disorders a....

Somnambulism (Sleepwalking): Asleep with Your Eyes Wide Open
Learn about somnambulism, or sleepwalking from Dr. Dement's Stanford Sleep and Dreams. Somnambulism is a parasomnia that affects millions of individua....

The Defense "Rests" Its Case: Sleep-Related Violence in the Judicial System
Can a sleepwalker commit murder? In the strangest of court cases, lawmakers and the public are left to rely on experts and research when determining t....

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder - The Dangers, The Science, The Experience
REM sleep behavior disorder, or RBD, is often as tragic and troublesome as it is intriguing. What happens when someone acts out their dreams? What is ....

Somniloquy - When Is Sleep Talking A Cause For Concern?
Somniloquy, or sleep talking, is the production of speech or sounds during sleep without the person being aware. Learn more about talking in your slee....

Sleep Terrors Brochure by Elaine Patten
A brochure all about sleep terrors. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by E....

Privacy Policy | End Your Sleep Deprivation
Please be aware of our Privacy Policy before proceeding with any treatments or self-medication.....

What Is Bruxism? Stanford Sleep and Dreams Shows You
What is bruxism? Stanford Sleep and Dreams answers that question for you, as well as provides some solutions to aid you in ending your own teeth grind....

Sleep Disorders In Children Explained - What's keeping your child from a full night's rest?
Sleep disorders in children can be worrisome and often even elusive of detection. Stanford Sleep and Dreams shines light on what childhood sleep disor....

Why Do We Dream? | Stanford Sleep and Dreams | Why Do People Dream?
Why do we dream? Great minds have been concerned with this question for many years. Here you can learn the leading theories addressing the question of....

What Types Of Dreams Are There? | Stanford Sleep and Dreams
Information from Stanford Sleep and Dreams about the different types of dreams, from common dreams to lucid dreams to nightmares and even wet dreams.....

Sleep Websites - A Compilation Of Great Sleep and Dreams Resources
A list of sleep websites that are worth your time and attention. Supplement your sleep education from the information that Stanford Sleep and Dreams p....

Sleeping Positions and Personality - A Link?
Is there a significance to sleeping positions? Professor Chris Idzikowski of the UK Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service finds a correlation between ....

Driving and Narcolepsy: Should People With Narcolepsy Get Behind the Wheel?....

Night Waking With Internal Intense Body Heat?
I have been waking in the night with intense body heat at about 12 or 1 AM every night. This is not night sweats, as I am not sweating and have had ni....

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A Hypnic Jerk - Kicking Your Partner In Your Sleep?
A hypnic jerk, or sleep start, is is an involuntary muscle movement made during sleep, or while coming into or out of sleep. They are typically harmle....

How To Get Restful Sleep
I am a 51 year old woman who has had sleep issues for awhile. I can fall asleep after reading, but I don't sleep restfully. I have gotten into the ....

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome Brochure by Nelson Estrada
A brochure all about Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outrea....

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I'm On A Bed - Stanford Sleep Outreach Project Video
A Sleep Outreach Project by Waddie CrazyHorse, Nicole Tantoco, Kaipo Lucas, and Sarah Roe from Stanford Sleep and Dreams....

A Narcoleptic Journey - Stanford Sleep Outreach Project Video
A Sleep Outreach Project by Jaime Kane, Cheryl Miyake, and Catherine Murashige from Stanford Sleep and Dreams....

Sleeping with the Enemy - Stanford Sleep Outreach Project Video
A Sleep Outreach Project by Amber Goboy, Morgan Moncada, Annie Prossnitz, and Melina Lopez from Stanford Sleep and Dreams....

Stanford's Most Wanted - A Sleep and Dreams Parody
A Sleep Outreach Project by Amber Goboy, Morgan Moncada, Annie Prossnitz, and Melina Lopez from Stanford Sleep and Dreams.....

Thrillers of the Night - A Video Overview of Various Sleep Disorders & Events
A Sleep Outreach Project by Erika Kaneko, Kava Afu and Charles Mbatia from Stanford Sleep and Dreams.....

A Greater College Debt - Sleep Article By Matthew Ashton
A Greater College Debt. An article by Matthew Ashton from Stanford Sleep and Dreams.....

Get More Sleep! An Article By Nick Wenner
An article by Nick Wenner. Personal stories and science combine with the message to get more sleep.....

Getting Enough Sleep - An Article By Nile Bane
Getting Enough Sleep. An article by Nile Bane from Stanford Sleep and Dreams.....

Marcia Foti's Sleep Outreach Project
A letter to the editors by Marcia Foti.....

Sleeping is the Most Productive Part of Your Day
Sleeping is the Most Productive Part of Your Day is an Outreach Project by Nicole DeMont from Stanford Sleep and Dreams.....

Sleep Debt And Sleep Disorders: What YOU Should Know and Why
Sleep Debt And Sleep Disorders. An Outreach Project by Hallie Ivester from Stanford Sleep and Dreams.....

Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Outreach Project
Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea is an Outreach Project by Christine Kim from Stanford Sleep and Dreams.....

What Teens Should Know About Sleep
What Teens Should Know About Sleep is an Outreach Project by Jonathan Hsieh from Stanford Sleep and Dreams.....

Sleep and Dreams Outreach - Tabling and Teaching in White Plaza
Adam Klein, Claire Fisher and Lindsay Lamont took to the streets for their Sleep and Dreams Outreach Project, teaching hundreds of students and other ....

Bedtime Blues - A Project At Bing Nursery
A Sleep Outreach Project at Bing Nursery School by Lisa James & Ariel Smith from Stanford Sleep and Dreams....

Sleep and Dreams Burbank Outreach Presentation | Jessica & Alexander
Each year members of Stanford Sleep and Dreams head over to neighboring Menlo Atherton High School for sleep awareness presentations. This one feature....

Sleep and Dreams Menlo Atherton High School Presentation
Each year members of Stanford Sleep and Dreams head over to neighboring Menlo Atherton High School for sleep awareness presentations. This one feature....

Sleep and Dreams Menlo Atherton High School Presentation | Chris & Adina
Each year members of Stanford Sleep and Dreams head over to neighboring Menlo Atherton High School for sleep awareness presentations. This one feature....

Sleep and Dreams Menlo Atherton High School Presentation | Barbara & Laura
Each year members of Stanford Sleep and Dreams head over to neighboring Menlo Atherton High School for sleep awareness presentations. This one feature....

Bruxism - More Than Just A Headache In The Morning? Brochure by Gena Eddy
A brochure all about bruxism. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by Gena Ed....

Hypopnea Brochure by Jane Yoon
A brochure all about hypopnea. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by Jane Y....

Insomnia: What It Is And How To Treat It | A Brochure by Jacob Riley
A brochure all about Insomnia. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by Jacob ....

What You May Not Know About Insomnia - A Brochure By Peter Petrovics
A brochure all about insomnia. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by Peter ....

Do I Have Insomnia? Informational Brochure by Vaeme Afokpa
A brochure all about insomnia. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by Vaeme ....

Escape from Insomnia! A Brochure by Young Hun Jung
A brochure all about insomnia. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by Young ....

Narcolepsy - Control your sleep. Today | A Brochure by Connor Lanman
A brochure all about narcolepsy. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by Conn....

Narcolepsy Brochure by Chris Trader
A brochure all about narcolepsy. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by Chri....

Narcolepsy: Life is short, stay awake for it! A Brochure by Karee JuVette
A brochure all about narcolepsy. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by Kare....

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Brochure by Rebecca Hanley
A brochure all about obstructive sleep apnea. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Pr....

Sleep Apnea! What you need to know - NOW! A Brochure by Blaise Johnson
A brochure all about sleep apnea. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by Bla....

REM Behavioral Disorder Brochure by Benjamin Barad
A brochure all about REM Behavioral Disorder. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Pr....

Restless Leg Syndrome Brochure by Ryan Thatcher
An informational brochure all about restless leg syndrome. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Slee....

Restless Legs Syndrome Brochure by Danny Organ
A brochure all about Restless Legs Syndrome. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Pro....

Sleep Disorders and Driving Brochure by Blake Crowe
A brochure all about Sleep Disorders and Driving. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreac....

Sleepwalking - Do You Know What You Did Last Night? A Brochure by Joy O'Hare
A brochure all about sleepwalking. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by Jo....

Sleepwalking Brochure by Ebony Mia Smallman
A brochure all about sleepwalking. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by Eb....

Sleepwalking Brochure by Alysha Shivji
A brochure all about sleepwalking. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by Al....

Sleepwalking Brochure by Elizabeth Fries
A brochure all about sleepwalking. Read, download, and use for your own distributional or general information purposes. A Sleep Outreach Project by El....

Vital Information About Sleepwalking | A Brochure by Chris Jenkins
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About This Site

Welcome! This site is continuously being created by students of Dr. William C. Dement's Sleep And Dreams course at Stanford University.

We made this site as a call to action for people all over the world to live healthier, happier, safer, and more productive lives by learning about their own sleep. We have faith that reading the information provided on this site will motivate you to be smart about your sleep deprivation and strategic about your alertness in order to live life to your fullest, most energetic potential.

In fact, we challenge you to do so! What do you say, are you up for the challenge?

The Stanford Sleep Book

Stanford Sleep Book Picture

Dr. Dement's pioneering textbook has been the core text for Sleep and Dreams since 1980, but it has just recently been made available to the wider public for the first time.

In it you'll find a more detailed account of the most important things you need to know about sleep, alertness, dreams, and sleep disorders. Studies, statistics, plus plenty of Dr. Dement's classic anecdotes painting the history of sleep medicine.

Preface | Intro | Contents | Get A Copy

More Sleep Resources

The Zeo

A revolution in personal sleep tracking, the Zeo is a wireless headband that transmits your brainwaves in realtime to a dock (pictured here) or your smartphone. The result? You can wake up and see exactly what stages of sleep you were in during the night! Unprecedented personalized sleep knowledge.

Sleep Paralysis: A Dreamer's Guide

Sleep Paralysis Treatment Book

Ever woken up paralyzed? A surprising number of us have, believe it or not. But few know the actual causes of this phenomenon, and fewer still how to exert control over it. Dream researcher and sleep paralysis expert Ryan Hurd shares breakthrough insights into how to do just that.

Important Disclaimer

Please Note:

The information found on this page and throughout this site is intended for general information purposes only. While it may prove useful and empowering, it is NOT intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgments of healthcare practitioners.

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