Latest Wakefulness Stories
An ongoing lack of sleep during adolescence could lead to more than dragging, foggy teens, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study suggests.
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.
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.
BEACHWOOD, Ohio, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The NapMachineÂ®, 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.
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.
It happens to the best of us, we eat a delicious home-cooked meal -- and minutes later we hit the sack.
Sleep corrects the drift in color perception that occurs during wakefulness.
Zebrafish studies reveal pathways affecting sleep and wakefulness that are likely shared with humans.
Bats, birds, box turtles, humans and many other animals share at least one thing in common: They sleep. Humans, in fact, spend roughly one-third of their lives asleep, but sleep researchers still don't know why.
If you've been recently rescued from sleepwalking, here's a possible reason why you went zombie - lack of sleep.