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Sleep helps memory, right? Not for eyewitnesses


New research investigating the effect of sleep on eyewitness memory has found that having a period of sleep,…
Getting a good night’s rest is important for better bone health

November 13, 2019

Getting five or fewer hours of sleep a night is associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) and…
Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain

November 8, 2019

When it comes to managing anxiety disorders, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep…
Scientists identify brain circuit responsible for building memories during sleep

October 30, 2019

Neuroscientists at the University of Alberta have identified a mechanism that may help build memories during deep sleep.…
How kids can help their parents get a good night’s sleep

October 16, 2019

Children should encourage their parents to get a good night’s sleep, according to a University of Alberta sleep…
With NIH support, FSU sleep detective taking closer look at human clock genes

October 10, 2019

The phrase “like clockwork” suggests that clocks never go haywire. But they do. So do the internal clocks…
Key to Learning and Forgetting Identified in Sleeping Brain

October 4, 2019

Distinct patterns of electrical activity in the sleeping brain may influence whether we remember or forget what we…
Our sleeping habits are influenced by gender, age and geographical location

September 27, 2019

We definitely need sleep. However, some people sleep more than others.That oftentimes depends on how busy and healthy…
Teens sleep 43 more minutes per night after combo of two treatments, study finds

September 27, 2019

Teenagers got 43 more minutes of sleep a night after a four-week intervention that reset their body clocks…
Tired of being tired? Sleep On It!

September 25, 2019

Noting that sleep deprivation costs Canada over $21 billion a year in lost productivity, a bilingual Canadian campaign…
After 10-Year Search, Scientists Find Second ‘Short Sleep’ Gene

August 29, 2019

After a decade of searching, the UC San Francisco scientists who identified the only human gene known to…
Nursing researchers receive grants to develop smoking, sleep interventions

August 22, 2019

Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing have received two grants totaling more than $260,000 to…
Mom’s Voice May Help Babies Sleep Better in the NICU

August 19, 2019

Infants in the NICU were more likely to stay asleep during recordings of their mothers reading, finds new…
3D facial photography offers quick way to predict sleep apnoea

August 16, 2019

Three-dimensional facial photography can provide a simple and highly accurate method of predicting the presence of obstructive sleep…
1 in 300 Thrives on Very-Early-to-Bed, Very-Early-to-Rise Routine

August 7, 2019

A quirk of the body clock that lures some people to sleep at 8 p.m., enabling them to…
5 Ways to Reset Your Broken Internal Sleep Clock

August 7, 2019

Most of us sleep at night and are active during the day. However, some individuals travel a lot…
How Electronics Affect Sleep And What To Do About It (Infographic)

July 24, 2019

We live in a wired world at the height of a digital age. But even if our technologies…
Newly discovered neural pathway processes acute light to affect sleep

July 24, 2019

Either to check the time or waste time, people often look at their smartphones after waking in the…
Taking a Warm Shower 1-2 Hours before Bed Significantly Improves Sleep Quality

July 22, 2019

A systematic review of existing literature, conducted by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, the University…
Did you know that people used to sleep twice per night? Maybe we should return to this regime?

July 22, 2019

You have to sleep at least 8 hours per night. Otherwise you’re not going to be able to…
What Does Tiredness Do to Your Driving?

July 17, 2019

Alcohol and drugs are often assumed to be behind impaired driving. Yet, sleep deprivation, which can affect as…
Neural sleep patterns emerged at least 450 million years ago

July 12, 2019

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that neural signatures in sleeping zebrafish are analogous to those…
Disrupted sleep in one’s 50s, 60s raises risk of Alzheimer’s disease

June 27, 2019

People who report a declining quality of sleep as they age from their 50s to their 60s have…
Study Ties Poor Sleep to Reduced Memory Performance in Older Adults

June 25, 2019

A new study has found that variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the…
Screen Time and the Brain

June 21, 2019

Whether we like it or not, digital devices are everywhere. Some of us can barely put them down,…
Waking up early increases the risk of death, but not for everyone

June 18, 2019

Our modern world is moving at an incredible pace. This means that we also have to hustle. Many…
Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women

June 11, 2019

Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight…
Sleeping too much or too little negatively affects person’s cognitive abilities

May 28, 2019

Sleep is very important for you physical and mental health. Sleeping too little is one of the most…
Insomnia might Primarily be caused by Failure to Neutralise Emotionally Negative Memories

April 29, 2019

Published on 25 April in the leading scientific journal Brain, a new study argues that insomnia could primarily…
A good night’s sleep may be in sight

April 25, 2019

A third of all Americans have difficulty with sleeping, and many of them turn to melatonin supplements to…
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