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Brain Activity During Slow-Wave-Sleep Differs Between Mammals And Birds
2014-03-05 10:40:23

Max Planck Institute When we drift into deep slow-wave sleep (SWS), waves of neuronal activity wash across our neocortex. Birds also engage in SWS, but they lack this particular brain structure. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany together with colleagues from the Netherlands and Australia have gained deeper insight into the sleeping avian brain. They found complex 3D plumes of brain activity propagating through the brain that clearly differed...

2014-03-05 08:26:39

New research challenges the traditional view of sleep paralysis NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep paralysis is a terrifying experience which causes people to become temporarily unable to move while falling asleep or waking and is accompanied by the sense of something evil in the room. Scientists have a number of, as yet, unproven theories about the origin of the hallucinations that accompany sleep paralysis, but do not know the exact cause of them and have...

2014-03-04 23:31:26

Life Science Nutritionals (LSN) is pleased to announce the launch of their newest gummy product, Adult Essentials Night Time Sleep Aid. Scheduled to hit Shoppers Drug Mart store shelves across Canada this spring, Adult Essentials Night Time Sleep Aid is a natural sleep aid. Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Life Science Nutritionals (LSN) is pleased to announce the launch of their newest gummy product, Adult Essentials Night Time Sleep Aid. Scheduled to hit Shoppers Drug Mart...

2014-03-04 23:27:47

Sleep Tracks made by Yan Muckle is the latest program for people who want to learn how to reboot their brain for sound sleep. A full review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if Sleep Tracks is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Sleep Tracks is the latest program for people who want to reboot their brain for sound sleep. This program provides them with simple and easy exercises, safe and natural remedies, and step-by-step instructions to help them get rid of conditions such as...

2014-03-04 23:02:18

Dental Sleep Medicine Education Company, Sleep Group Solutions is pleased to provide dental continuing education credits to Solstice Benefits members and providers looking for education in Dental Sleep Medicine. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) remains one of the more common sleep disorders in America, affecting over 20 million people each night.  Adversely, OSA remains undiagnosed in over 80 percent of those who suffer.  Sleep Group Solutions is a...

2014-03-04 13:09:08

People with sleep apnea appear to be at higher risk of pneumonia than people without, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Sleep apnea is characterized by disrupted sleep, caused when the upper airway becomes obstructed by soft tissue, cutting off oxygen. It has been linked to several types of heart disease and cognitive impairment. People with obstructive sleep apnea are at higher risk of aspiration while sleeping. To determine whether sleep...

2014-03-04 08:32:28

SAN DIEGO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Athletes are always looking for ways to gain strength, speed and endurance over the competition. Yet, one place they often overlook in their regime is their sleep habit. Cool-jams' Performance Sleep Products feature moisture wicking sleepwear and temperature regulating bedding to help an athlete's body achieve the optimal sleep temperature. "Cool-jams Inc. has discovered that being smart about sleep is as important as diet and exercise," said...

2014-03-04 08:32:20

Empirically-proven treatment program has potential to improve sleep patterns for children, adolescents, and adults COMMACK, N.Y., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- East End Psychological Services, P.C. (www.eepservices.org) is helping children, adolescents and adults who suffer from insomnia with cognitive-behavioral therapy. Their program uses a variety of scientifically-proven strategies to improve sleep. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140304/PH75571LOGO-a Photo -...

2014-03-03 23:27:00

National Sleep Awareness Week spreads the awareness of the importance of sleep. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 In today’s overscheduled society, sleep may feel like a luxury, when in fact, it’s a necessity. Sleep is vital to our health, safety and overall well-being. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Insufficient sleep has been linked to car crashes, poor work performance and problems with mood and relationships. Sleeping...

2014-03-03 08:37:37

- Global leader in luxury hospitality introduces new bed as preference for personalization grows TORONTO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey indicates that the only thing we all have in common when it comes to a good night's sleep is that our needs and preferences are diverse, and for those seeking rest away from home, the demand for a personalized sleep environment is increasing. For the 92% of survey respondents who expressed distinct preferences on the firmness of a bed, there's...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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