Sleep Info

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Science Learning What Makes Us Tired

Johns Hopkins researchers say they’ve identified brain cells that are responsible for why delaying bedtime creates chronic sleepiness. The researchers reached their findings by studying fruit flies, whose sleep is remarkably similar to that in people.  In a report on the research published online on May 19, 2016 in Cell, the scientists say they found…
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Sleep Deprived Teens at Risk for Depression and Suicide

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A psychology professor who specializes in childhood development says the consequences for kids skipping sleep can be dire. George Mason University professor Adam Winsler, along with collaborators from Old Dominion University and Eastern Virginia Medical School, gathered data from the Fairfax County Youth Survey in Virginia. This assessment given to all county students in grades eight,…
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Use Sleep To Your Advantage When Studying For Exams

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Kids across the U.S. are wrapping up their school year.  While they’re obviously looking forward to summer vacation, many of them have one obstacle in the way — exams. Cramming for exams is almost a rite of passage for high schoolers and even some middle school students, but it’s never been a good idea.  Unfortunately, what…
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Sleep Disorders Very Common in Athletes

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Professional athletes suffer from sleep disorders more frequently than generally thought, but the good news is that the experts say those problems are easily fixed. Published in the Journal of Sports Sciences, a new Finnish study clearly shows for the first time that systematic measures can improve the sleep of professional athletes. The study carried…
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Scientists Find Molecular Key to Exhaustion

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It happens to everyone: You stay up late one night to finish an assignment, and the next day, you’re exhausted. Humans aren’t unique in that; all animals need sleep, and if they don’t get it, they must make it up. The biological term for that pay-the-piper behavior is “sleep homeostasis,” and now, thanks to a…
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Do Trees Sleep?

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The title of this article sounds like the kind of question a young child would ask, but it’s actually something that scientists are looking into, as a way to learn more about how plants impact our climate. Most living organisms adapt their behavior to the rhythm of day and night. Plants are no exception: flowers open…
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REM Sleep Critical for Memory Formation

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For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase where dreams appear – is directly involved in memory formation. Now, a study published in Science by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University) and the University of Bern provides evidence that REM sleep does, indeed, play…
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Obesity and Depression Can Cause Sleepiness

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It has been established in the last few years, and we’ve reported at length, that lack of sleep can cause obesity as well as depression.  New research indicates that obesity by itself can cause the reverse of sleeplessness — daytime drowsiness. Obesity and depression — not only lack of sleep — are underlying causes for regular…
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Does the Full Moon Impact Sleep?

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Since the beginning of human history, the full moon has been blamed for all kinds of things.  From poor behavior to werewolves, the lunar cycle has a bad reputation, but does it impact your sleep?  If you’re a child, it does … but only a little. To establish if lunar phases somehow do affect humans,…
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Video Game Addicts Risk Lost Sleep, Obesity and Cardiovascular Issues

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Young people with serious high videogame addiction tendencies may be at risk of sleep deprivation and disorders associated with obesity and poor cardio-metabolic health, according to new research from Canada. The study, published in the scientific journal PLOS One, examines the growing global gaming phenomenon and its impact on youth health. Dr. Katherine Morrison, co-author of…
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