Sleep

Scientists Discovers Why We Need Sleep

Los Angeles, CA — Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to severe health problems in humans and other animals. But why is sleep so vital to our health? A UCLA-led team of scientists has answered this...

Study Links Gene to Sleep Problems in Autism

Spokane, WA — Up to 80 percent of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience sleep problems. The source of these problems has been as much of a mystery as the exact causes of ASD, which...

Learning New Vocabulary During Deep Sleep

Bern, Switzerland — Sleeping time is sometimes considered unproductive time. This raises the question whether the time spent asleep could be used more productively – e.g. for learning a new language?...

Unraveling Link Between Obesity and Sleep

Cologne, Germany — One night of sleep loss can increase the desirability of junk foods, finds a study of healthy weight young men published in JNeurosci. Building on insights from behavioural economics...

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