Latest Wakefulness Stories

Study Shows Extended Wakefulness Can Result In Neuronal Injury
2014-03-19 14:58:59

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Most people appreciate that not getting enough sleep impairs cognitive performance. For the chronically sleep-deprived such as shift workers, students, or truckers, a common strategy is simply to catch up on missed slumber on the weekends. According to common wisdom, catch up sleep repays one's "sleep debt," with no lasting effects. But a new Penn Medicine study shows disturbing evidence that chronic sleep loss may be more serious than...

Remembering Dreams Is Easier For Some People, But Why?
2014-02-18 06:10:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dreams are elusive things. Some people remember their dreams every morning, while others rarely recall anything. A research team, led by Perrine Ruby, an Inserm Research Fellow at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, examined the brain activity of these two types of dreamers, hoping to understand the differences between them. The findings, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, reveal that the temporo-parietal junction, an...

2014-01-29 23:27:35

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder and Health Researcher Sharon Kleyne’s Tips to Maximize the Value of a Good Night’s Sleep. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 The many physical and mental health benefits of a good night’s sleep are undisputed. According to water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne, the body repairs and rejuvenates itself while sleeping. Kleyne recently announced a list of suggestions to maximize the productiveness of one’s nightly sleep. One of the more...

2013-11-10 23:02:42

Spiritual Awakening Day is a day to celebrate the global shift in mass consciousness and the dawn of the Age of Aquarius. It is celebrated by sending Love, Gratitude and Joy into the Universe at 11 until 11:11 a.m. (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 Spiritual Awakening Day is a day to celebrate the global shift in mass consciousness and the dawn of the Age of Aquarius. It is celebrated by sending Love, Gratitude and Joy into the Universe at 11am until 11.11 a.m. 11.11 was chosen as the date and...

2013-08-27 23:00:23

Re-Awakening, created by Steven Aitchison and Angela Artemis, is a new program that instructs people how to get rid of stress and enter a deep relaxation. A full Re-Awakening overview on the site Vkoolelite indicates if the program is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Re-Awakening program, designed by Steven and Angela, helps people bring healing energy and vitality to their body, manifest their desires, and enter a deep relaxation. After the “Re-Awakening” program was...

2013-03-14 17:19:08

Antonio Zadra of the University of Montreal discusses his Lancet Neurology article Three myths about sleepwalking — sleepwalkers have no memory of their actions, sleepwalkers' behavior is without motivation, and sleepwalking has no daytime impact — are dispelled in a recent study led by Antonio Zadra of the University of Montreal and its affiliated Sacré-Coeur Hospital. Working from numerous studies over the last 15 years at the hospital's Centre for Advanced...

2013-01-09 05:02:02

New website sells the SleepAidPill, a proprietary, all-natural blend of ingredients that promises to bring relief to those suffering with insomnia. Salt Lake City (PRWEB) January 08, 2013 The Sleep Aid Pill is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, SleepAidPill.com. The site will sell a product created for those with insomnia that contains a unique and powerful sleep formula. The all-natural sleep formula utilizes eight well-known ingredients that have been commonly used...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'