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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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‘Social prescribing’ may help lonely older adults to avoid harmful sedatives and painkillers

‘Social prescribing’ may help lonely older adults to avoid harmful sedatives and painkillers

Facing headwinds on new Alzheimer’s drug, Biogen launches controversial campaign

Facing headwinds on new Alzheimer’s drug, Biogen launches controversial campaign

Big leagues balk at endorsing vaccination

Big leagues balk at endorsing vaccination

Survey provides insights into 'pure awareness' state experienced by meditators

Survey provides insights into 'pure awareness' state experienced by meditators

Study evaluates physical activity and sedentary behavior in relation to OSA risk

Study evaluates physical activity and sedentary behavior in relation to OSA risk

Study associates feelings of discrimination and low status with long COVID-19 symptoms

Study associates feelings of discrimination and low status with long COVID-19 symptoms

UniSA professor calls for parents to check child's sleep before switching off

UniSA professor calls for parents to check child's sleep before switching off

Excess caffeine intake may be linked to increased risk of osteoporosis

Excess caffeine intake may be linked to increased risk of osteoporosis

Virginia Tech researchers receive $2.7 million grant to study mosquito's biological timing

Virginia Tech researchers receive $2.7 million grant to study mosquito's biological timing

Gene therapy delivered into the brain may be safe, effective in treating rare neurological disorder

Gene therapy delivered into the brain may be safe, effective in treating rare neurological disorder

Psychiatric patients have higher odds of hospitalization and death following COVID-19

Psychiatric patients have higher odds of hospitalization and death following COVID-19

Taking "z-drugs" with opioids increases risk of death

Taking "z-drugs" with opioids increases risk of death

A comprehensive approach to encourage citizens to follow Mediterranean diet

A comprehensive approach to encourage citizens to follow Mediterranean diet

Scientists decipher the activity of the brain in deep sleep

Scientists decipher the activity of the brain in deep sleep

Plant-based diet rich in soy reduces troubling menopause symptoms by 84%

Plant-based diet rich in soy reduces troubling menopause symptoms by 84%

New online educational program on shared decision making in lung cancer screening

New online educational program on shared decision making in lung cancer screening

Sleep twitches guide metamorphosis of motor cortex in rats

Sleep twitches guide metamorphosis of motor cortex in rats

Study assesses the prevalence of psychiatric symptoms before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Study assesses the prevalence of psychiatric symptoms before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Latest ATS/CSL Behring research grant recipient focuses on COVID-19 ARDS study

Latest ATS/CSL Behring research grant recipient focuses on COVID-19 ARDS study

Gene therapy shows promise in children with devastating genetic disorder

Gene therapy shows promise in children with devastating genetic disorder