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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.
Ever wonder why some people breeze along on four hours of sleep when others can barely function?
The popular consensus may be that new mothers do not get enough sleep, but that may be wrong.
Regulations that limit the number of hours worked also should provide guidance for shift start times to maximize workersâ€™ sleep opportunity and minimize the risk of on-the-job fatigue.
Findings suggest that a biphasic sleep schedule not only refreshes the mind, but can make you smarter.
A US study indicates 55 percent of adults reported sleeping on average for seven hours or less per night over the past month, researchers said.
According to a research abstract that will be presented on Thursday, June11, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, sleep selectively preservers memories that are emotionally salient and relevant to future goals when sleep follows soon after learning. Effects persist for as long as four months after the memory is created.
Older adults cope with sleep deprivation better than young adults, U.S. researchers said.
Older Americans with depressive symptoms and poor mental health tend to get seven hours of sleep per night or less, according to a research abstract.
Children between ages 4-5, who did not nap were more hyperactive and anxious than children who napped, U.S. researchers said.