Your mood, your memory, your ability to deal with life’s daily stresses, are all sacrificed when you aren’t able to get a good long, deep sleep; especially the important REM (rapid eye movement or dreaming) sleep.
Your performance at work and your relationships with family and friends can suffer, too. Studies have even drawn a correlation to sleep deprivation and weight gain.
Plenty of books and websites are devoted to insomnia. It could probably be described as an epidemic in western cultures.
Sleepiness during the day is unsafe, if you’re driving or doing work with heavy machinery. Sleepiness can be caused by heavy snoring, hypersomnia, narcolepsy, and other sleep-related disorders. Continue reading →
The footprint is just 914 sq ft (85 sq meters). The architects have managed to elegantly combine 21 floor plates positioned at various levels and connected by a system of stairs and ladders that create an easily accessible, light-filled space.
The house is surrounded by homes of a more conventional design in a quiet neighborhood of Tokyo. At night curtains provide some privacy as you’ll see in the short (3:27) video above (5 photographs). Continue reading →