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Hacking sleep: National Guard soldiers self-treat sleep issues

Alcohol, exercise and over-the-counter drugs are just some of the tactics used by sleepless soldiers Late-night patrols, extreme conditions, memories of violence, the danger of...

Sleep may stop chronic pain sufferers from becoming zombies

Chronic pain sufferers could be kept physically active by improving the quality of their sleep, new research suggests. The study by the University of Warwick's...

How Lost Sleep Leads to Lost Neurons

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...

Study in Fruitflies Connects Protein Misfolding, Sleep Loss and Age

Pulling an “all-nighter” before a big test is practically a rite of passage in college. Usually, it’s no problem: You stay up all night,...

Kids who sleep more, may eat less, new study finds

It seems everyone is looking for a culprit when it comes to childhood obesity: fast food, sugary drinks, super-sized everything. But it turns out...

Study reveals brain ‘takes out the trash’ while we sleep

In findings that give fresh meaning to the old adage that a good night’s sleep clears the mind, a new study shows that a...

Baby owls sleep like baby humans

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the University of Lausanne have discovered that the sleeping patterns of baby birds are similar...

Sleep Mechanism Identified That Plays Role in Emotional Memory

Sleep researchers from University of California campuses in Riverside and San Diego have identified the sleep mechanism that enables the brain to consolidate emotional...

Are smartphones disrupting your sleep?

Smartphones and tablets can make for sleep-disrupting bedfellows. One cause is believed to be the bright light-emitting diodes that allow the use of mobile devices...

Workplace daylight exposure tied to sleep, quality of life

A new study demonstrates a strong relationship between workplace daylight exposure and office workers' sleep, activity and quality of life. Compared to workers in offices...

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