Sleep

Sleep is a physiological behavior that is common in all animal species. It forms around one third of a human life. It is not known clearly the exact functions of sleep but it seems to be essential for survival as prolonged sleep deprivation leads to severe physical impairment followed by cognitive loss and eventually death.
What is Sleep?

Sleep is a physiological behavior that is common in all animal species. It forms around one third of a human life. It is not known clearly the exact functions of sleep but it seems to be essential for survival as prolonged sleep deprivation leads to severe physical impairment followed by cognitive loss and eventually death.

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Controlling brain state transitions using a molecule responsive to light

Controlling brain state transitions using a molecule responsive to light

UC Davis Clinical Translational Science Center receives its third NIH award renewal

UC Davis Clinical Translational Science Center receives its third NIH award renewal

Dietary patterns of truck drivers linked with driving behaviors and crash risk

Dietary patterns of truck drivers linked with driving behaviors and crash risk

New consensus statement on sport-related concussion aims to help doctors provide optimal medical care

New consensus statement on sport-related concussion aims to help doctors provide optimal medical care

Depression, anxiety and stress during pandemic linked with lower quality sleep

Depression, anxiety and stress during pandemic linked with lower quality sleep

How coordination between the brains and bodies of infants develop during sleep

How coordination between the brains and bodies of infants develop during sleep

Change in diet and circadian clock can impact healthy fat tissue, finds study

Change in diet and circadian clock can impact healthy fat tissue, finds study

Johns Hopkins researcher receives prestigious award for breakthrough research in circadian science

Johns Hopkins researcher receives prestigious award for breakthrough research in circadian science

Bedtime music may affect sleep patterns

Bedtime music may affect sleep patterns

CPAP use by sleep apnea patients associated with lower cardiovascular risk

CPAP use by sleep apnea patients associated with lower cardiovascular risk

Deep neural network model can accurately predict the brain age of healthy patients

Deep neural network model can accurately predict the brain age of healthy patients

Free virtual event highlights new inventions on point-of-care medical technologies

Free virtual event highlights new inventions on point-of-care medical technologies

Review of COVID-19's long-term effects

Review of COVID-19's long-term effects

Persistent childhood insomnia symptoms linked with risk of internalizing disorders in adulthood

Persistent childhood insomnia symptoms linked with risk of internalizing disorders in adulthood

Having trouble falling asleep associated with cognitive impairment 14 years later

Having trouble falling asleep associated with cognitive impairment 14 years later

Healthy behaviors can prevent dementia, finds study

Healthy behaviors can prevent dementia, finds study

Researchers map brain activity that flows when people learn a new skill

Researchers map brain activity that flows when people learn a new skill

Researchers identify novel gene that controls sleep/wake cycle in mice

Researchers identify novel gene that controls sleep/wake cycle in mice

Sleep characteristics associated with cannabis use and binge drinking in teens, young adults

Sleep characteristics associated with cannabis use and binge drinking in teens, young adults

New algorithm can improve diagnosis, treatment of sleep disorders

New algorithm can improve diagnosis, treatment of sleep disorders