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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.
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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.

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Traffic noise exposure linked to higher risk of developing tinnitus

Traffic noise exposure linked to higher risk of developing tinnitus

A protocol to review the impact of COVID-19 on individuals with fibromyalgia

A protocol to review the impact of COVID-19 on individuals with fibromyalgia

Food swamp environments associated with greater odds of stroke among adults 50 and older

Food swamp environments associated with greater odds of stroke among adults 50 and older

A review of interventions and support options for long COVID patients returning to work

A review of interventions and support options for long COVID patients returning to work

What were the effects of prolonged personal protective equipment use during the COVID-19 pandemic?

What were the effects of prolonged personal protective equipment use during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Black and Hispanic stroke survivors in the U.S. less likely to be treated for certain complications

Black and Hispanic stroke survivors in the U.S. less likely to be treated for certain complications

Many young people don't believe they are at risk for heart disease, survey finds

Many young people don't believe they are at risk for heart disease, survey finds

A more nuanced approach is needed when prescribing antidepressants for pain, researchers say

A more nuanced approach is needed when prescribing antidepressants for pain, researchers say

Sleep medications increase the risk of dementia in whites, study shows

Sleep medications increase the risk of dementia in whites, study shows

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity promotes good-quality sleep

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity promotes good-quality sleep

California author uses dark humor — and a bear — to highlight flawed health system

California author uses dark humor — and a bear — to highlight flawed health system

Study focuses on plasticity of the synapses between the hypothalamus and hippocampus

Study focuses on plasticity of the synapses between the hypothalamus and hippocampus

Study aims to better understand the effect of spinal cord stimulation on chronic pain and sleep

Study aims to better understand the effect of spinal cord stimulation on chronic pain and sleep

Children's tonsils are major sites of prolonged SARS-CoV-2 infection

Children's tonsils are major sites of prolonged SARS-CoV-2 infection

Serotonin can potentially accelerate degenerative mitral regurgitation, study says

Serotonin can potentially accelerate degenerative mitral regurgitation, study says

Chemotherapy in the afternoon proved to be effective for female lymphoma patients

Chemotherapy in the afternoon proved to be effective for female lymphoma patients

Study reveals why hypoglycemic episodes worsen diabetic retinopathy

Study reveals why hypoglycemic episodes worsen diabetic retinopathy

Exploring methods to speed up the relief of migraine medications

Exploring methods to speed up the relief of migraine medications

Parent and child sleep problems associated with greater parental stress

Parent and child sleep problems associated with greater parental stress

Rural-dwelling Americans at higher risk of developing heart failure compared to their urban counterparts

Rural-dwelling Americans at higher risk of developing heart failure compared to their urban counterparts