Sleep

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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First patient in U.S. treated for atrial fibrillation using new type of ablation technology

First patient in U.S. treated for atrial fibrillation using new type of ablation technology

NPS MedicineWise launches educational program to improve treatment of pediatric asthma

NPS MedicineWise launches educational program to improve treatment of pediatric asthma

U.S. medical panel thinks twice about pushing cognitive screening for dementia

U.S. medical panel thinks twice about pushing cognitive screening for dementia

New wearable sensor could help remotely detect critical changes in heart failure patients

New wearable sensor could help remotely detect critical changes in heart failure patients

New methods to decipher how natural substances affect the body’s hormone balance

New methods to decipher how natural substances affect the body’s hormone balance

New UChicago Medicine River East facility to offer high-quality outpatient care

New UChicago Medicine River East facility to offer high-quality outpatient care

Researchers say ‘yes’ to a heavy breakfast to lose weight

Researchers say ‘yes’ to a heavy breakfast to lose weight

A good night's sleep can help teens navigate challenging social situations

A good night's sleep can help teens navigate challenging social situations

Air fresheners may help prevent negative impacts of indoor malodors

Air fresheners may help prevent negative impacts of indoor malodors

Time of day influences brain’s global signal fluctuation

Time of day influences brain’s global signal fluctuation

Survey: 55% of American adults feel tired after spring daylight saving time transition

Survey: 55% of American adults feel tired after spring daylight saving time transition

Later school start times associated with drop in vehicle crashes involving teen drivers

Later school start times associated with drop in vehicle crashes involving teen drivers

Poor sleep in women linked to raised risk of heart disease

Poor sleep in women linked to raised risk of heart disease

Coping with adult nightmares

Coping with adult nightmares

Study provides insight into how poor sleep quality can increase heart disease risk in women

Study provides insight into how poor sleep quality can increase heart disease risk in women

Longer sitting times linked to higher heart disease risk among post-menopausal women

Longer sitting times linked to higher heart disease risk among post-menopausal women

Oxidative stress induces sleep in fruit flies, research shows

Oxidative stress induces sleep in fruit flies, research shows

New wearable device to diagnose Alzheimer's disease

New wearable device to diagnose Alzheimer's disease

Smelling your romantic partner’s T-shirt improves sleep efficiency

Smelling your romantic partner’s T-shirt improves sleep efficiency

Changing clocks is bad for your health, but which time to choose?

Changing clocks is bad for your health, but which time to choose?