Staying in bed an extra few hours in the morning feels like a mini vacation. Staying in bed for weeks on end feels like cruel and unusual punishment—but at least you can do it in the name of science. NASA pays research study participants to lie in bed as they study them. These brave souls are known as "pillownauts."
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Written by Joanie Faletto February 6, 2017
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