Sleep
In animals, sleep is a naturally recurring state characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity and inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles. It is distinguished from ...
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Rare Genetic Mutation Lets Some People Function with Less Sleep
Ever wished you could get by with less sleep? Some people can--and don't seem to be any worse off for it--thanks, possibly, to one unusual mutation
What If You Stopped Sleeping?- Day 3 is when the real fun begins...
What If You Stopped Sleeping? Day 3 is when the real fun begins...
Five Tips For Falling Asleep Quicker
Sleep expert Matthew Walker describes the perfect conditions for falling asleep quicker. Following is a transcript of the video. Matthew Walker: My name is Matthew Walker. I am a professor of neurosc...
US scientists win Nobel Prize for study on biological clocks
Three American scientists won the 2017 Nobel Prize for unravelling the mysteries of our circadian rhythms-- the biological clocks that control how humans, animals and plants behave throughout the day ...
(RARE) Interview with James Watson and Francis Crick
DNA Interview with James Watson and Francis Crick
DNA Nobel Prize Winner Francis Crick Says our genes Were Planted Here By Aliens Directed Panspermia
Ever hear of Panspermia? It's an idea from Nobel Prize winner Francis Crick. He wrote in the book 'Life Itself', that given how complicated the DNA molecule ...
Oxygen Shift May Be Key to Resetting Biological Clock
In a new study in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers found that small shifts in the oxygen levels in the air could help mice adjust to jet lag.
The bigger the yawn, the bigger the brain, scientists find
Species with longer yawns have bigger brains, finds a new study that credits yawning for promoting brain growth and activity.
Developing Brain Regions In Children Hardest Hit By Sleep Deprivation
The reduced amount of sleep leads to an increased need for deep sleep in maturing areas of the brain. This affects posterior regions of the brain, which are involved in vision, spatial perception and...
Psychotherapy Sessions Are Best In The Morning When Levels Of Helpful Hormone Are High
Patients make more progress toward overcoming anxiety, fears and phobias when their therapy sessions are scheduled in the morning, new research suggests.
Amazing Benefits of Sleeping on Your Left Side
It is very common for me to have a patient tell me that they have all their issues on just one side of the body. A pain in the left foot, a bad left hip, a bad left shoulder, left-sided abdominal pai...
This Is Why You Should Sleep on Your Left Side (Backed by Science)
Have you been sleeping wrong this entire time? Learn why this particular posture is key for good rest.
Study: Many Parents May Be Placing Babies In Risky Sleep Situations
Many parents may unwittingly be placing their babies at increased risk of dying by putting them to sleep in ways that make sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other forms of sleep-related death...
Why It's Harder to Recover from Jet Lag When You Fly East
A new paper in the journal Chaos demonstrates why it's more difficult to adjust to a new time zone when traveling east compared with traveling west.
Your Brain Has A "Delete" Button--Here's How To Use It
This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.
Neuroscience of sleep
The neuroscience of sleep is the study of the neuroscientific and physiological basis of the nature of sleep and its functions. Traditionally, sleep has been studied as part of psychology and medicine...
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Pineal gland
The pineal gland, also known as the pineal body, conarium or epiphysis cerebri, is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces melatonin, a serotonin derived hormone, which affects th...
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Night owl (person)
A night owl, evening person or simply owl, is a person who tends to stay up until late at night.The opposite of a night owl is an early bird, a lark as opposed to owl, someone who tends to begin sleep...
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Jet lag
Jet lag, medically referred to as desynchronosis and rarely as circadian dysrhythmia, is a physiological condition which results from alterations to the body's circadian rhythms resulting from rapid l...
Non-rapid eye movement sleep
Non-rapid eye movement sleep, or NREM, is, collectively, sleep stages 1–3, previously known as stages 1–4. Rapid eye movement sleep (REM) is not included. There are distinct electroencephalographic an...
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Rapid eye movement sleep
Rapid eye movement sleep is a stage of sleep characterized by the rapid and random movement of the eyes. Rapid eye movement sleep is classified into two categories: tonic and phasic. It was identifi...
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Dream
Dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not definitively understood...
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Sleep medicine
Sleep medicine is a medical specialty or subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders. From the middle of the 20th century, research has provided increasing kn...
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Sleep deprivation
Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep; it can be either chronic or acute. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or ...
Sleep disorders
A sleep disorder, or somnipathy, is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person or animal. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental, social and emoti...
Insomnia
Insomnia, or sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired. While the term is sometimes used to describe a disorder demonstrate...
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Sleep debt
Sleep debt or sleep deficit is the cumulative effect of not getting enough sleep. A large sleep debt may lead to mental and/or physical fatigue.There are two kinds of sleep debt; partial sleep depriva...
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Snoring
Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. In some cases the sound may be soft, but in other cases, it ...
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