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Sleepwalking Is More Common Than Previously Imagined
2012-05-15 12:51:34

A California psychiatrist has released a study, published in the journal Neurology, that suggests sleepwalking may be more common than previously thought. “The numbers are very big,” says researcher Maurice Ohayon, MD, PhD, DSc, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is thought that medication use and certain psychological and psychiatric conditions can trigger sleepwalking, but the exact causes are...

2010-06-08 18:40:25

Excessive sleepiness is more common in the U.S. than in Europe, which raises concerns for public health and safety, according to a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 8, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that 19.5 percent of U.S. adults reported having moderate to excessive sleepiness, which was comparable between men and women.  Furthermore, 11 percent of...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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