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2009-10-01 10:59:34

The study is the first to show that the impact of alcoholism on sleep is similar in both men and women.

2009-04-16 15:32:53

Jet lag is the bane of many travelers, and similar fatigue can plague people who work in rotating shifts. Scientists know the problem results from disruption to the body's normal rhythms and are getting closer to a better understanding that might lead to more effective treatment.

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2009-03-21 14:35:00

Hugh Christie School in Kent County, Ssouthern England has been starting classes at 11:00 a.m. for nearly two years, for teens between 16 and 18 years old.

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2009-02-26 08:58:42

Research on the sleeping brain has revealed some fascinating stage-dependent interactions between areas involved in formation and storage of long term memories.

2009-01-05 08:38:15

An unusual sleep disorder could be a precursor to dementia or Parkinson’s disease.

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2008-11-25 10:50:00

Just in time for Thanksgiving, some new medical advice many people will be happy to hear: Take a nice, long, turkey induced nap.

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2008-08-29 14:11:39

Recent research suggests that people in their 80s and 90s typically get fewer hours of sleep, but are less likely to report feeling overly sleepy the next day.

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2008-04-17 09:35:00

Researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered sleep patterns in a type of anesthesia that are the closest ever to a natural, non-groggy snooze.

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2008-03-19 11:50:00

Somnambulism (sleepwalking), which usually involves misperception and unresponsiveness to the environment, mental confusion and amnesia about sleepwalking episodes, affects up to 4 percent of adults. There has been a sharp rise in the number of studies relating sleepwalking to aggressive and injurious behaviors, including homicides, but unlike most sleep disorders, sleepwalking is diagnosed on the basis of the patient’s clinical history, since there is no proven method of confirming...

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2008-03-03 15:15:00

Pigeons prevented from taking naps in the afternoon sleep more intensely at night


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.