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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Researchers use artificial intelligence to discern degrees of loneliness in older adults

Researchers use artificial intelligence to discern degrees of loneliness in older adults

Study reveals higher incidence of immunology diseases in donor sperm-conceived adults

Study reveals higher incidence of immunology diseases in donor sperm-conceived adults

Experts review common and vexing issues affecting people with Parkinson's disease

Experts review common and vexing issues affecting people with Parkinson's disease

Researchers investigate molecular mechanism responsible for hypnotic effects of thalidomide

Researchers investigate molecular mechanism responsible for hypnotic effects of thalidomide

Prenatal cannabis exposure may increase risk for psychopathology in middle childhood

Prenatal cannabis exposure may increase risk for psychopathology in middle childhood

Weighted blanket intervention reduces insomnia severity

Weighted blanket intervention reduces insomnia severity

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia provides relief

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia provides relief

'Silent' wave of neurological consequences may be on its way due to COVID-19

'Silent' wave of neurological consequences may be on its way due to COVID-19

Existence of brain-first and body-first Parkinson’s disease subtypes

Existence of brain-first and body-first Parkinson’s disease subtypes

Early bedtime helps people with diabetes lead a healthy, active lifestyle

Early bedtime helps people with diabetes lead a healthy, active lifestyle

Non-invasive neurotechnology can improve insomnia symptoms and autonomic function

Non-invasive neurotechnology can improve insomnia symptoms and autonomic function

Researchers monitor changes in brain activity associated with learning new words

Researchers monitor changes in brain activity associated with learning new words

Children who experience neglect are more likely to have teen pregnancy

Children who experience neglect are more likely to have teen pregnancy

Microfiber pillows could harbor SARS-CoV-2 particles

Microfiber pillows could harbor SARS-CoV-2 particles

Study explores how sleep affects people's reaction to both stressful and positive events

Study explores how sleep affects people's reaction to both stressful and positive events

New poll highlights feelings of loneliness and isolation among older adults during COVID-19

New poll highlights feelings of loneliness and isolation among older adults during COVID-19

Sleep apnea patients could be at increased risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19

Sleep apnea patients could be at increased risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19

Measuring brainwaves produced during REM sleep can predict patients response to treatment from depression

Measuring brainwaves produced during REM sleep can predict patients response to treatment from depression

Yale researchers identify possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Yale researchers identify possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Federal program to reduce hospital readmission for COPD patients may increase mortality rates

Federal program to reduce hospital readmission for COPD patients may increase mortality rates