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Rappler's latest stories on sleep


How to get some sleep during a pandemic

May 30, 2020 - 6:53 PM

Here are some tips from an expert on how to fix our messed up body clocks

'Emotional' Will Smith campaigns against homelessness in New York

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:10 PM

'To not have a place to go and to be able to lay your head down with your children at night is a horrendous tragedy,' says Will, who made an appearance for the World's Big Sleep Out campaign

Actor Will Smith poses with fans at The World’s Big Sleep Out event in Time Square on December 7, 2019 in New York. (Photo by AFP)

WATCH: Good and evil duel in final trailer for 'Doctor Sleep'

Jun 14, 2019 - 2:32 PM

(UPDATED) The thrilling sequel to 'The Shining' comes 40 years after the iconic horror film, and Stephen King fans can hardly wait

Gotta catch some shuteye: Pokemon unveils 'sleep game'

May 29, 2019 - 7:21 PM

'It's a game with which you look forward to waking up,' Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara says

POKEMON SLEEP. A new game by The Pokemon Company and DeNA. Image from

Worry over kids' excessive smartphone use is more justified than ever before

Dec 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM

New research found brain changes among kids using screens more than 7 hours a day and lower cognitive skills among those using screens more than two hours a day

SMARTPHONE WOES. Sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common. GCapture/

Lee Jong-suk talks about his dramas, aegyo, and more during PH fan meet

Nov 24, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Here's what went down at Lee Jong-suk's fan meeting in Manila!

LEE JONG-SUK. The 'While You Were Sleeping' actor meets his Filipino fans on November 18 at the Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jam Aguilus/Rappler

Preventing infant deaths: The ABCs of safe baby sleep

Nov 24, 2018 - 8:30 AM

There are simple steps every parent can take to enhance the safety of sleeping infants, and it all begins with education

SAFE SLUMBER. Parents should make sure they know the ABCs of safe sleep for their babies to protect them. Image from Andrés Nieto Porras from Palma de Mallorca, España [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons

5 Lee Jong-suk roles we can't get enough of

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:01 PM

From a talented journalist to a dashing webtoon character, we list down the different Lee Jong-Suk roles that caught our fragile hearts

Photo from Lee Jong-suk's instagram

Lee Jong-suk is coming to Manila

Aug 12, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Tickets go on sale September 16!

CRANK UP IN MANILA. Actor Lee Jong-suk will be on this side of the world for a fan meet in November. Screenshot from Lee Jong-suk's Instagram page

How to get a good night’s sleep

Jul 20, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Avoid tossing and turning throughout the night when you follow these tips

Jung Hae-in reenacts lines from 'Something in the Rain'

Jul 02, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The Korean actor shares to Rappler his favorite lines from the drama

'SOMETHING IN THE RAIN.' Korean actor Jung Hae-in shares to Rappler his favorite lines from his most recent drama. Photo by Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Jung Hae-in makes Filipinos smile in 1st fan meeting

Jul 01, 2018 - 12:46 PM

#TeamBahay? Don't worry, we got you covered.

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES. Jung Hae-in talks about some of his childhood memories during his fan meeting in Manila. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Korean actor Jung Hae-in excited to meet 'cheerful' Filipino fans

Jun 30, 2018 - 9:11 AM

He also talks about how he prepared for his scene-stealing role as Han Woo-tak in 'While You Were Sleeping'

Jung Hae-in fanmeeting in Manila. Photo by Rappler

Tick tock: Study links body clock to mood disorders

May 16, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Individuals with a history of disrupting their body's natural rhythm – working night shifts, for example, or suffering repeated jetlag – tend to have a higher lifetime risk of mood disorders, feelings of unhappiness, and cognitive problems

Korean actor Jung Hae-in is coming to Manila!

Apr 23, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Are you looking forward to #SarangHaeInManila?

Image courtesy of CDM Entertainment

Night owls risk dying younger, should sleep in – study

Apr 12, 2018 - 2:28 PM

'This is a public health issue that can no longer be ignored,' says study co-author Malcolm van Schantz, who argues that 'night types' should be allowed to start and finish work later in the day

Want better sex? Try getting better sleep

Mar 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM

How are sleep and sex related? I’ll state the obvious: We most commonly sleep and have sex in the same location – the bedroom.

Sleep affects sex, and sex affects sleep. It’s important to pay attention to both. VGstockstudio/

Dark indie rockers The National win first Grammy

Jan 29, 2018 - 10:44 AM

The band is awarded for its album, 'Sleep Well Beast'

THE NATIONAL. The indie band wins their first Grammy award. Screengrab from

5 films to give you the chills this Halloween

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Planning to binge watch horror films and thrillers this weekend? Here are our recommendations!

NAIA no longer among 'worst airports' – survey

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Meanwhile, 4 regional airports in the Philippines remain among the top 25 best airports in Asia

NOT ANYMORE. Latest survey released by travel website The Guide to Sleeping in Airports showed that NAIA is no longer included in the top 20 worst airports in the world, and even in the top 5 worst airports in Asia 2017. Photo By Ben Nabong/Rappler

10 strange things about sleep

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Here are some interesting things we have learned about sleep

Want to learn something? Sleep on it, but not too deeply – study

Aug 09, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Participants in a study were able to memorize sound patterns played to them during two phases of sleep called Rapid Eye Movement REM and N2 researchers say

Lack of sleep boosts chance of death by heart failure

May 25, 2017 - 1:05 PM

If you have several heart disease risk factors taking care of your sleep is important if you want to lower your risk of death from heart disease or stroke

Apa yang dimaksud dengan 'clean sleeping'?

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:47 PM

Tren ini dipopulerkan oleh aktris sekaligus pemerhati hidup sehat Gwyneth Paltrow

Blowin’ out a bad memory

Dec 16, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Most often a bad memory is not just one blow – it could be a string of them making it difficult for us to realize we can opt out

4 PH airports in Asia's best airports list

Oct 18, 2016 - 8:55 PM

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport however is still named one of the worst airports in Asia

AMONG THE BEST. Davao International Airport is among the best 30 airports in Asia, says a survey conducted by a travel website. Photo by Jim de Francia/Google Maps

You would want to sleep after reading this

Jul 15, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] We should really look at sleep as far from mere down time or a luxury for those who have the time

How some people can 'cheat' sleep and stay awake longer

Jun 13, 2016 - 9:26 PM

There is a way where you can trade an entire night s worth of sleep for a couple of short and timed naps: polyphasic sleep

Sleep better: 4 fixes for your bedroom

Jun 06, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Your future rests on a good night s sleep Make your space slumber ready with these tips

Love in the time of insomnia

May 13, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] If you or a loved one had a fatal disease would you abandon your careers and register for a PhD to do research to find a cure? One couple did

Scientists using smartphone app warn of 'global sleep crisis'

May 07, 2016 - 11:23 AM

The study finds social pressures weaken and or conceal biological drives in the evening leading individuals to delay their bedtime and shorten their sleep

Science says: Why you love sleeping in on weekends

Feb 21, 2016 - 9:50 AM

Here are tips on how to reduce weekend sleep ins – in case you want to wake up earlier

SLEEPING IN. People love staying in bed on weekends to catch up on sleep. Photo from Shutterstock

5 ways to get a better night's sleep

Feb 09, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Not getting enough sleep does a disservice to our brain and physical health But how can we improve our chances of getting a good night’s rest?

SLEEP DEPRIVED? You have more to worry about than eyebags if you lack sleep. Photo from

Lanao del Sur's 'Sleeping Beauty' mountain range on fire

Jan 22, 2016 - 10:10 AM

UPDATED The mountain range is too far too wide and inaccessible This is a terrible disaster to our environment says ARMM Vice Governor Haroun Alrashid A Lucman Jr

FIRE. The so-called 'Sleeping Beauty' mountain in Lanao del Sur catches fire on January 21, 2016. Photo courtesy of Khan Sharief

Wired and tired: Why parents should take technology out of their kid’s bedroom

Dec 17, 2015 - 3:37 PM

Given the increased importance for this age group of technology for socializing and learning helping them find balance will not only help with sleep but ensure that their use of technology is a positive rather than negative influence

NAIA no longer among the world's worst airports – poll

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:13 AM

UPDATED But it is still on the 8th spot of Asia s Terrible 10 airports according to the Guide to Sleeping in Airports website

FIRST MAJOR REHAB. In over 30 years, the Philippine government is implementing its first major renovation of NAIA Terminal 1. File photo from

Embracing the 'extra' life

Oct 17, 2015 - 9:29 AM

Extra rice? Extra sleep? Extra reps? Don’t hate appreciate

#SG50: What PH's NAIA should learn from SG's Changi Airport

Aug 10, 2015 - 12:26 PM

Ninoy Aquino International Airport should emulate Changi Airport s ways of providing comfort to passengers to improve also the gateway s revenue generating capacity

Why Philip Stein is an ‘affordable, luxury technology brand’

May 31, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Co founder and president Will Stein shares how the brand is growing its unique selling proposition continuous belief in the growing Philippine market and an upcoming ‘treat’ for Filipino customers

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Typhoon Maysak, Aquino on NAIA 1, Ali for Pacquiao | The wRap

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:37 PM

The Philippines braces for typhoon Maysak President Aquino praises NAIA terminal 1 renovations Muhammad Ali roots for Pacquiao

Aquino says 'worst airport' now looking much better

Apr 01, 2015 - 6:37 PM

‘It’s like I have entered a completely different airport ’ President Benigno Aquino III tells reporters as he inspects the 34 year old NAIA 1 which is undergoing rehabilitation

President Benigno S. Aquino III inspects the operations and security set-up at the Departure Area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Pasay City on Wednesday (April 01, 2015). The President wanted to make sure that all security preparations were in place to ensure safe travel during the Holy Week. Photo by Gil Nartea Supera/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:30 PM

The World Health Organization urges countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases which kill 500 000 people globally each year

Webhits: Lost dog in Super Bowl

Feb 03, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Heart tugger anyone?

Movies playing this week: 'Taken 3' and more

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:03 PM

Heading to the movies?

'Small screens' prevent kids from sleeping – US study

Jan 05, 2015 - 5:02 PM

The study notes Presence of a small screen but not a TV in the sleep environment and screen time were associated with perceived insufficient rest or sleep

'Portable light-emitting devices' impact health – study

Dec 24, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Do you use an electronic device right before bedtime? This one s for you

Are you an early bird or a sleepyhead?

Oct 19, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Check out the infographic to find out

NAIA ‘improves’ ranking among the world’s worst airports

Oct 16, 2014 - 7:46 PM

But it s still on the 4th spot of the world s worst according to The Guide to Sleeping in Airports

You snooze, you lose

Oct 09, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Are you a Sammy Snooze? Read to find out

Men's fitness: What habits to change as you age

Aug 30, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Keeping fit at 40 shouldn t be too hard if you follow our list of good health and fitness habits

FLEXIBILITY AND MAINTENANCE. This should be the main focus of your new work out routine. All graphics by Mara Elize Mercado