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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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Fitness picture books help youth with autism to exercise more frequently

Fitness picture books help youth with autism to exercise more frequently

Study: Battery storage can help protect medically vulnerable households

Study: Battery storage can help protect medically vulnerable households

Study shows reliability and robustness of injectable anti-obesity medication

Study shows reliability and robustness of injectable anti-obesity medication

A new combination therapy for treating rare, fatal Sanfilippo syndrome in children

A new combination therapy for treating rare, fatal Sanfilippo syndrome in children

TBE patients continue to be affected by long-term problems

TBE patients continue to be affected by long-term problems

University of Missouri engineers plan to advance the commercial market for wearable bioelectronics

University of Missouri engineers plan to advance the commercial market for wearable bioelectronics

Toddler sleep habits could help explain the association between household poverty and BMI

Toddler sleep habits could help explain the association between household poverty and BMI

Neurons activated by visual stimulus keep more active during subsequent sleep, study shows

Neurons activated by visual stimulus keep more active during subsequent sleep, study shows

Material hardship linked to poor mental and physical health in young adults

Material hardship linked to poor mental and physical health in young adults

Loneliness associated with increased risk of internet addiction among adolescents

Loneliness associated with increased risk of internet addiction among adolescents

Rest during holidays has a restorative effect on DNA changes in shift workers with sleep disorder

Rest during holidays has a restorative effect on DNA changes in shift workers with sleep disorder

Survey reveals high prevalence of depression and anxiety in college students

Survey reveals high prevalence of depression and anxiety in college students

UNH's new report on child maltreatment shows mixed trends

UNH's new report on child maltreatment shows mixed trends

Person in the midst of vivid dream can engage in real-time communication

Person in the midst of vivid dream can engage in real-time communication

How have COVID-19 pandemic school closures impacted the health of children globally?

How have COVID-19 pandemic school closures impacted the health of children globally?

Researchers test the efficacy of commercial sleep trackers

Researchers test the efficacy of commercial sleep trackers

Timing of physical activity associated with cardiovascular health for individuals with Type 2 diabetes

Timing of physical activity associated with cardiovascular health for individuals with Type 2 diabetes

Study investigates fracture-associated drug use among long-term care residents

Study investigates fracture-associated drug use among long-term care residents

Lewy body dementia may share similar genetic profiles with Alzheimer's disease

Lewy body dementia may share similar genetic profiles with Alzheimer's disease

CPAP therapy increases physical activity in sleep apnea patients with a history of heart disease

CPAP therapy increases physical activity in sleep apnea patients with a history of heart disease