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2012-10-23 10:20:16

A new study shows that both length of time and percentage of overall sleep spent in different sleep stages are associated with decreased metabolic rate, increased hunger, and increased intake of calories (specifically from fat and carbohydrates).

2012-08-27 11:33:42

Is sleep learning possible?

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2012-05-21 19:54:12

Ever dreamt that you were attempting to run from someone, but couldn't get away and were actually running in place? Well, a new sleeping mask may see to it that you are able to escape, scot-free, from now on.

2011-11-23 11:43:06

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have, for the first time, identified an intracellular signaling enzyme that regulates the wake-sleep cycle, which could help lead to the development of more effective sleep aid medications.

Poor Sleep Quality Can Affect Blood Pressure
2011-08-30 08:24:38

A new study has found that older men who suffer from a lack of deep sleep are nearly twice as likely to have high blood pressure.

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2011-06-21 05:50:00

Napping on a slowly swinging bed helps us to both fall asleep faster and encourages a deeper sleep than stationary beds.

2011-04-27 11:40:25

New research finds that consistent, “signature” brainwave patterns first noticed in short-term studies of adults are so robust that they’re also detectable over a matter of years in the notoriously turbulent brains of teens.

2011-03-11 08:45:00

Why do we sleep? I mean, we spend so much of our time sleeping that it must be doing something important.

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2011-03-09 14:15:00

A UC Berkeley study suggests we're busy recharging our brain’s learning capacity during a dreamless light slumber that takes up half our sleeping hours.

2010-11-25 00:00:46

A team of sleep scientists led by Dr. Fabio Ferrarelli of the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that during non-rapid eye movement sleep (non-REM, or dreamless sleep), the brain waves produced by people with schizophrenia lack the normal pattern of slow and fast spindles. Madison, Wis.


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