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2011-04-28 06:05:00

A new study suggests that parts of the brain can actually fall asleep for a fraction of a second when tired, despite the fact that the organ as a whole is awake at the time. The implications of the study, which was conducted on rats, are far-reaching, particularly for people performing tasks where sleep deprivation could be dangerous, the scientists said. "Even before you feel fatigued, there are signs in the brain that you should stop certain activities that may require alertness," said...

2011-04-16 00:00:27

With only 30 percent of Americans getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night, the Better Sleep Council is announcing a public awareness campaign to stop the growing epidemic of sleep deprivation. The campaign will identify sleep deprived people for what they are - zombies! The Stop Zombieitis! campaign launches as part of Better Sleep Month in May 2011. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2011 The Better Sleep Council (BSC), in conjunction with the International Sleep...

2011-04-12 08:50:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Torture. The United Nations defines it as the "infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering." But how severe is severe? That judgment determines whether or not the law classifies an interrogation practice as torture. Now, a study published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, condemns this method of classification as essentially flawed. The reason: the...

2011-03-28 00:00:27

Editlab, an Atlanta-based video production and post-production company, earned the top ranking out of 1891 entries in the 2010 Accolade competition for its Federal Aviation Administration training video Grounded. Grounded is a safety training film for pilots and other airline personnel about the importance of sleep and the effects of sleep deprivation. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 27, 2011 Editlab, an Atlanta-based video production and post-production company, earned the top ranking out...

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2011-03-24 08:25:27

By Yasmin Anwar, University of California, Berkeley A sleepless night can make us cranky and moody. But a lesser known side effect of sleep deprivation is short-term euphoria, which can potentially lead to poor judgment and addictive behavior, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers at UC Berkeley and Harvard Medical School studied the brains of healthy young adults and found that their pleasure circuitry got a big boost after a missed night's sleep....

2011-03-15 07:55:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire)"” From overworked professionals to over-extended students, everyone worries about how much sleep they're getting. A new study from Duke University has shown yet another consequence of not sleeping enough: sleep deprivation can lead to a more optimistic outlook, resulting in riskier decisions. Using a functional MRI, scientists showed that a lack of sleep increases brain activity in the brain regions that assess positive outcomes while decreasing activity in the...

2011-03-09 13:23:18

The powers that be in Las Vegas figured out something long before neuroscientists at two Duke University medical schools confirmed their ideas this week: Trying to make decisions while sleep-deprived can lead to a case of optimism. The scientists showed, using a functional MRI, that a night of sleep deprivation leads to increased brain activity in brain regions that assess positive outcomes, while at the same time this deprivation leads to decreased activation in the brain areas that process...

2011-02-01 00:24:33

Patrick A. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. says sleep-deprivation can lead to many kinds of malpractice injuries. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) January 31, 2011 A Chicago medical malpractice attorney endorses a proposal to require sleep-deprived surgeons to acknowledge their sleepiness to patients before performing elective surgery. The proposal is put forth in the December issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Among other resources, the article refers to a National...

2011-02-01 00:02:12

"America's Sleep Doctor" Dr. James B. Maas and top bedding manufacturer United Feather & Down have teamed up to introduce the first support pillow built to relieve stress and body aches while relaxing. Des Plaines, IL (PRWEB) January 31, 2011 In his best-selling book "Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program that Prepares Your Mind For Peak Performance," and the sequel "Sleep for Success! Everything You Must Know About Sleep But Are Too Tired to Ask," sleep researcher Dr. James B. Maas...

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2011-01-28 07:30:00

According to a report published by the Mental Health Foundation, researchers say that lack of sleep needs to be treated as a major health issue, suggesting that there is a link between insomnia and poor relationships, low energy levels and inability to concentrate. Poor sleep has already been linked to depression, immune deficiency and heart disease. The report, titled "ËœSleep Matters', calls for general practitioners to have more training to recognize and diagnose the symptoms....


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