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According to a recently published study, the circadian clocks of eight people were successfully synched with the timing of sunrise and sunset by doing nothing more than spending one week exposed only to natural light while camping in the Rocky Mountains.
While previous studies have uncovered a link between a lack of sleep and weight gain, new research published in Monday’s edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has discovered the reasons why the phenomenon occurs.
Adults who take one of the world's most commonly prescribed sleep medications are significantly more at risk for nighttime falls and potential injury.
The findings show that missing a night of sleep burns roughly 135 calories, the equivalent of two slices of bread or a 225 ml glass of semi-skimmed milk.
In the first-ever quantification of energy expended by humans during sleep, a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking slightly less than two miles.
If it takes a while to clear the cobwebs after waking up, that's understandable -- "sleep inertia" leaves some people so groggy they might as well be drunk, researchers said on Tuesday.
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