Kristen Greif

Napoléon in Sainte-Hélène, by Franz Josef Sandmann.

Let Her Sleep For When She Wakes She Will Shake the World: Origins and Meaning

A quick look through Etsy will reveal countless inspirational boards emblazoned with the seemingly feminist quote, “Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” Or, sometimes, people will mix things up and instead claim, “Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move mountains.” Despite how prominent this expression is

Young woman standing between the angel and the devil drawings ; no rest for the wicked concept.

No Sleep for the Wicked: Origins and Meaning

At some point, you’ve probably heard the phrase no sleep for the wicked, or some variation of it. But while this phrase gets tossed around a lot, what exactly does it mean? And how in the world did this phrase come to be, anyway? Origins of No Sleep for the Wicked We hate to break

Portrait of sleeping women 20s in homewear having fun while resting at home together and yawning due to insomnia isolated over pink background.

Sleep Stages: Understanding How We Rest

Experts say that we’ll spend about a third of our lives sleeping. But just what happens when we catch those Z’s? While science doesn’t fully understand the whys and hows, we still know a bit about what happens during the various stages of sleep. Let’s break it down, stage by stage. Demystifying the Sleep Cycle

Napoléon in Sainte-Hélène, by Franz Josef Sandmann.
Kristen Greif

Let Her Sleep For When She Wakes She Will Shake the World: Origins and Meaning

A quick look through Etsy will reveal countless inspirational boards emblazoned with the seemingly feminist quote, “Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” Or, sometimes, people will mix things up and instead claim, “Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move mountains.” Despite how prominent this expression is

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Young woman standing between the angel and the devil drawings ; no rest for the wicked concept.
Kristen Greif

No Sleep for the Wicked: Origins and Meaning

At some point, you’ve probably heard the phrase no sleep for the wicked, or some variation of it. But while this phrase gets tossed around a lot, what exactly does it mean? And how in the world did this phrase come to be, anyway? Origins of No Sleep for the Wicked We hate to break

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Portrait of sleeping women 20s in homewear having fun while resting at home together and yawning due to insomnia isolated over pink background.
Kristen Greif

Sleep Stages: Understanding How We Rest

Experts say that we’ll spend about a third of our lives sleeping. But just what happens when we catch those Z’s? While science doesn’t fully understand the whys and hows, we still know a bit about what happens during the various stages of sleep. Let’s break it down, stage by stage. Demystifying the Sleep Cycle

READ MORE