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Researcher discusses the mystery of why we sleep

Poor sleep can badly affect health but we still do not understand the purpose of sleep, said an Imperial researcher at a recent talk.
Doctors get enough sleep when hours are cut

Doctors get enough sleep when hours are cut

Long work hours, overnight call duty, and rotating shifts are implicit features of hospital medical practice. Rigorous schedules have been deemed necessary to fulfill...
Vital signs can now be monitored using radar

Vital signs can now be monitored using radar

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have devised a new radar system that can wirelessly monitor the vital signs of patients, eliminating the need...
Losing just 16 minutes of sleep could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distractions/

Missing just minutes of sleep can put your job at risk

Studies have reported bidirectional associations of sleep with daily stressors and negative mood. Still, little is known about how sleep is associated with workers'...
Self-reported sleep duration as a useful health measure in children

Self-reported sleep duration as a useful health measure in children

Parent report and child report of total sleep time and other sleep parameters is commonly used in research and clinical practice. In general, parent report...
Losing just a few hours of sleep can make you angrier

Losing just a few hours of sleep can make you angrier

Sleep and mood are closely connected; poor or inadequate sleep can cause irritability and stress. You probably know firsthand that sleep affects mood. After a...
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Optimal sleep linked to lower risks for dementia and early death

In a new study with Japanese adults aged 60 years and older, short and long daily sleep duration and hypnotic use are risk factors...
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Bad sleep habits start early in school-age children, study

By studying the sleep patterns of children aged six to 11 years old, scientists at the McGill University found that bad sleep habits in children...
Amber-Tinted Glasses Could Lead to Improved Sleep

Amber-Tinted Glasses Could Lead to Improved Sleep

How would you loosen up before sleep time? In the event that your answer includes Facebook and Netflix, you are currently diminishing your shot...

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