Sleep

Worms Reveal Why Melatonin Promotes Sleep

Storrs, CT — Melatonin is used as a dietary supplement to promote sleep and get over jet lag, but nobody really understands how it works in the brain. Now, researchers at UConn Health show that melatonin...

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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