Although many people value equality and tolerance, we are repeatedly exposed to social biases though our daily media consumption and other interactions. Those can lead us to have negative, unconscious reactions in opposition to our values. What if science and an afternoon nap could help?
When I was a child, upon waking in the middle of the night I would force myself to cry so that my mom would hear me and sit with me. I hated feeling as if I was the only person in the world awake. Of course I wasn’t – 65% of American report “frequent” sleep problems such as difficulty falling asleep or waking during the night. A flurry of research has shown that poor sleep can have negative effects on everything from learning, to cardiovascular disease, to obesity.