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Latest Rapid eye movement sleep Stories

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?

Muscles Paralyzed During Sleep
2012-07-18 17:15:13

Finding may suggest new treatments for sleep disorders

2012-06-28 06:27:32

It’s hard enough sleeping with someone who tosses and turns at night, but imagine if they kicked and punched instead! Thankfully, researchers may have possibly identified risk factors associated with this rare sleep disorder.

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Food Choices, Elevated Anxiety Levels
2012-06-11 04:22:52

Using MRI scans, researchers have discovered how sleep deprivation can impact the parts of the brain where food-related choices are made, potentially explaining how obesity is linked to a lack of slumber.

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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.

2012-03-14 12:58:03

People with symptoms suggesting rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, or RBD, have twice the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Parkinson's disease within four years of diagnosis with the sleep problem, compared with people without the disorder, a Mayo Clinic study has found.

2012-03-09 08:00:00

As sleep is a natural part of everyday life, it's a topic that many people assume they know a great deal about.

2012-01-18 10:56:56

A recent study by sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the first to suggest that a person's emotional response after witnessing an unsettling picture or traumatic event is greatly reduced if the person stays awake afterward, and that sleep strongly "protects" the negative emotional response.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.