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2011-12-19 08:00:00

Researchers from the OOBE Research Center have reproduced Prophet Elijah's biblical angel encounter a total of 15 times. The experiment proved that the experience is a result of spontaneous lucid dreaming, as are many similar biblical encounters with angels, demons, and God. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 A group of volunteers reported at the OOBE Research Center and were instructed to perform certain procedures during morning awakenings in order to replicate the biblical account...

Wake-sleep Patterns Affect Brain Synapses During Adolescence
2011-10-10 04:39:10

An ongoing lack of sleep during adolescence could lead to more than dragging, foggy teens, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study suggests. Researchers have found that short-term sleep restriction in adolescent mice prevented the balanced growth and depletion of brain synapses, connections between nerve cells where communication occurs. "One possible implication of our study is that if you lose too much sleep during adolescence, especially chronically, there may be lasting consequences...

2011-05-05 22:18:30

A protein that helps the brain develop early in life can fight the mental fuzziness induced by sleep deprivation, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "It's interesting that NOTCH, a protein that plays such a prominent role in development, also has important functions in the adult brain," says senior author Paul Shaw, PhD, associate professor of neurobiology. "To our surprise, we found if NOTCH activity is boosted in the brains of sleep-deprived...

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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...

2011-03-02 08:00:00

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The NapMachine®, a pocket-sized media player that its inventor says facilitates one's ability to have a restorative nap, has been released by PowerNap (powernap.com), a company that has developed and marketed safe and natural sleep aids since 2001. Inspired by the success of PowerNap CDs that have been purchased by thousands of people needing a way to grab a quick nap, relieve jet lag or more easily fall asleep at night, the...

2011-01-12 15:33:54

The findings show that missing a night of sleep burns roughly 135 calories, the equivalent of two slices of bread or a 225 ml glass of semi-skimmed milk. In terms of physical exertion, this amounts to walking just under two miles. On the flip side, eight hours of sleep saved the same approximate amount of energy. 'While the amount of energy saved during sleep may seem small, it was actually more than we expected,' says Professor Kenneth Wright, lead author of the study and Director of...

2010-09-03 11:31:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - It happens to the best of us, we eat a delicious home-cooked meal -- and minutes later we hit the sack. There's no denying the eating can cause drowsiness, but what if not eating had the opposite effect? If we skipped that delicious turkey dinner, could we finally stay awake for the football game? A new study suggests that being hungry may be a way to keep oneself awake without feeling dazed or mentally challenged. A team of scientists at Washington University School of...

2010-06-09 17:48:45

Sleep corrects the drift in color perception that occurs during wakefulness Color perception drifts away from neutrality during wakefulness and is restored during sleep, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that prior wakefulness caused the color gray to be classified as having a slightly but significantly greenish tint....


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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