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Tags results for 'sleep'

The Basis smart fitness watch will tell you exactly how much good-quality sleep you get

Posted in Software on 5th Jan, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The new analytics will tell you when you were in a light sleep, rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep, or deep sleep.

SHY Hypothesis Explains That Sleep Is the Price We Pay for Learning

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Why do animals ranging from fruit flies to humans all need to sleep?

SleepRate claims to have 85% success rate helping insomniacs get to sleep

Posted in Software on 25th Jan, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Our insomnia has gotten so bad that the CDC recently declared it a public health epidemic.

'Placebo Sleep' Can Improve Cognitive Skills

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2014 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
If you tell people they slept better than they did, they are likely to perform better on math and word association tests.

Studies find new links between sleep duration and depression

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Sub-optimal sleep may activate depressive genes, and increase the risk for major depression.

Nighttime Smartphone Use Can Sap Next Day's Energy

Posted in Hardware on 26th Feb, 2014 04:32 AM
by AlexMuller
It may be better for all concerned to avoid work emails late at night.

Childhood nightmares may point to looming health issues

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Mar, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Regular nightmares in childhood may be an early warning sign of psychotic disorders, researchers in the UK warn.

Lucid dreaming made easier with the Aurora EEG headband

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2014 12:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The Aurora headset is a tool for enhancing dreams, signaling the beginning of REM sleep, and inducing lucid dreaming.

Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2014 04:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.

Britain in the grip of an epidemic of insomnia

Posted in Hardware on 5th Apr, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Tablets and mobile phones blamed as more than nine in ten young people fail to get a good night’s sleep.

Mathematicians claim they’ve solved jetlag: with an app

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2014 02:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The new free app will help users synchronize their “circadian rhythms with the outside hour” eliminating that sleepy feeling travelers get when they cross time zones.

7 hours of sleep is optimal amount, new research suggests

Posted in Medicine on 5th May, 2014 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
7 seems to be the magic number when it comes to optimal sleep, according to research that looked at the connection between sleeping habits and age-related memory loss.

Seeking Roots of Consciousness, Scientists Make Dreamers Self-Aware

Posted in Science on 12th May, 2014 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Method to create lucid dreaming may help researchers learn more about the brain.

Sleep's role in memory formation discovered

Posted in Science on 7th Jun, 2014 10:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered how sleep is key to learning and forming new memories. How much sleep do you get and is it enough?

Bad sleep dramatically alters body health

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers.

Want better marks? Get a good night’s sleep

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Students who sleep 7 hours per night during the exam period score an average of 1.7 points higher (on a scale of 20) on their exams than peers who get only 6 hours of sleep.

The less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age, study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jul, 2014 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
These findings pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including Dementia.

What you eat may affect your body's internal biological clock

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Food not only nourishes the body but also affects its internal biological clock, which regulates the daily rhythm of many aspects of human behavior and biology.

Missing sleep may hurt your memory

Posted in Science on 21st Jul, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory.

Sleep sensor breaks through $1m on Kickstarter

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking kit has cracked $1.2m (£708,000) in its first week on Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform.

Britons spend more time on tech than asleep, study suggests

Posted in Online on 7th Aug, 2014 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
UK adults spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night's sleep of eight hours and 21 minutes.

Natural light in office boosts health

Posted in Medicine on 11th Aug, 2014 03:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Office workers with more natural light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life.

We may be one step closer to a cure for jet lag

Posted in Medicine on 17th Aug, 2014 02:43 AM
by AlexMuller
A drug that would tamper with the master sleep cycle gene to help haggard fliers quickly adjust to time differences.

Older People Sleep Less. Now We Know Why.

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and University of Toronto researchers offers, for the first time, a neurological reason for the phenomenon.

Sense, the sleep-watching orb, is waking up investors

Posted in Business on 25th Aug, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Sense has caught fire on Kickstarter, as almost 20,000 backers have made donations or pre-ordered the globe, adding another $2.4 million to the cash raised.

The brain can perform complex tasks and classify words during sleep

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2014 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers introduced participants to a word test while awake and found they continued to respond correctly while asleep.

Your Smartphone Could Soon Track Your Sleep and Listen Out for Sleep Disorders

Posted in Software on 26th Dec, 2014 05:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say they’ve come up with an accurate, simple way to monitor breathing while you sleep, no wearables required.

Sleeping over eight hours a day associated with greater risk of stroke

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2015 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
This risk doubles for older people who persistently sleep longer than average.

Could sleeping less be a Cause of weight gain?

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2015 10:07 PM
by AlexMuller
New research shows that losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep per day can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism.

Neuropsychology: Power naps produce a significant improvement in memory performance

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2015 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Psychologists have shown that a short nap lasting about an hour can significantly improve memory performance.

Neuroscientists pinpoint cell type in the brain that controls body clock

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2015 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Could lead to treatments for jet lag, neurological problems, and metabolism issues, but one simple solution is to not use electronic devices before sleep.

Why a long night's sleep may be bad for you

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2015 06:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Many of us try to get 8 hours of sleep each night. This is widely assumed to be the ideal amount; but some experts now say it's too much, and may actually be unhealthy.

Getting enough sleep?

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2015 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A mobile app helps physicians identify common sleep disorders in patients.

Sleep apnoea 'linked to memory loss'

Posted in Medicine on 16th Apr, 2015 03:58 PM
by AlexMuller
People who have difficulty breathing while asleep are more likely to develop memory problems early on, a study in the journal Neurology suggests.

Colors help set body’s internal clock

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2015 06:06 PM
by AlexMuller
'What this opens up is the possibility for enhancing existing ways of treating jet lag or things like seasonal depression disorder'

Insomnia Can Weaken the Heart, Cause Stroke

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2015 08:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Insomniacs face a much higher risk of stroke than restful sleepers, according to a recent study.

73% of insomniacs cured after therapy session

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jun, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A simple one-hour therapy session has helped to cure 73% of people suffering from acute insomnia, according to a new study from Northumbria University.

New sleep genes found

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jun, 2015 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Most of us need seven to eight hours of sleep a night to function well, but some people seem to need a lot less sleep. The difference is largely due to genetic variability.

Poor sleeping patterns link to cancer

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jul, 2015 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Irregular sleeping patterns have been 'unequivocally' shown to lead to cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests.

Eye movements in sleep 'change scenes' during dreams

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2015 10:22 PM
by AlexMuller
For the first time, scientists have recorded from individual brain cells during the dreaming phase of sleep.

The rise of intelligence enhancement

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2015 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Modafinil, which is typically used to treat sleep disorders, is a cognitive enhancer. Essentially, it can help normal people think better.

SpaceWorks Believes Cryogenic Sleep Holds the Key to Space Travel

Posted in Science on 28th Aug, 2015 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Bodies need too much maintenance for deep space travel. We need a supply of those things absent from space; water, food and oxygen.

Short sleepers are four times more likely to catch a cold

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long known that sleep is important for our health, with poor sleep linked to chronic illnesses and disease susceptibility.

Sleep may strengthen long-term memories in the immune system

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2015 01:25 PM
by AlexMuller
New evidence shows that lack of sleep puts your body at risk.

Sleep disruptions similar to jet lag linked to memory and learning problems

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2015 04:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Chemical changes in brain cells caused by disturbances in the body’s day-night cycle may lead to the learning and memory loss.

Why Using Your Phone or Tablet Before Bedtime Messes With Your Sleep Patterns

Posted in Hardware on 17th Nov, 2015 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The race for ever brighter, clearer and more vibrant display tech is keeping us awake.

Compared with other primates, human sleep is short and deep

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2015 08:16 PM
by AlexMuller
This unusual sleep pattern may have helped give rise to our powerful minds.

Scientists discover how your brain wakes you up

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2015 07:03 PM
by AlexMuller
One neural circuit is responsible for "rapid arousal from sleep and anesthesia."

Not enough sleep may help alzheimer’s take hold

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2016 08:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Disrupted sleep has long been a common complaint for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, sometimes decades before they develop noticeable memory loss.

Brain structure is different in people who have insomnia

Posted in Medicine on 7th Apr, 2016 03:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers used a special imaging technique to determine that people with insomnia have variations in amount of white matter, which links different parts of the brain.

Dreaming brain rhythms lock in memories

Posted in Medicine on 13th May, 2016 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
REM sleep is the phase during which, at least in humans, dreams take place; The question of whether it is important for settling new memories has been difficult to answer.

Poor Sleep in Childhood Ups Risk of Later Depression, Anxiety

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jul, 2016 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
It creates more negative emotions and also alters positive emotional experiences.

Sleep 'prioritizes memories we care about'

Posted in Medicine on 11th Sep, 2016 10:20 AM
by AlexMuller
A study has found that during sleep, the experiences you care about are more likely to enter your long-term memory.

Lack of sleep may disrupt development of a child's brain

Posted in Science on 4th Dec, 2016 11:25 AM
by AlexMuller
New brain scans reveal sleep deprivation damages children's brains more than previously thought.

We sleep less as we age because our brains don’t think we're tired

Posted in Science on 6th Apr, 2017 09:37 AM
by Alex Muller
Do older adults sleep less because they need less sleep, or because they simply can’t get the sleep they need?

How lack of sleep affects the brain

Posted in Science on 27th Jun, 2017 12:32 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists in Canada have launched what is set to become the world's largest study of the effects of lack of sleep on the brain.

Children who sleep less may age faster at a cellular level

Posted in Science on 5th Jul, 2017 04:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Lack of sleep doesn’t just turn children into a grumpy handful, it may also accelerate their cellular ageing, a process that could have long-term health effects.

Earlier School Start Times May Increase Risk of Adolescent Depression and Anxiety

Posted in Medicine on 4th Oct, 2017 12:37 PM
by Alex Muller
Teenagers with school starting times before 8:30 a.m. may be at particular risk of experiencing depression and anxiety.

Sleeping in rooms with even a little light can increase risk of depression

Posted in Science on 12th Mar, 2018 05:17 AM
by Alex Muller
Exposure to light at night, even at very low levels, has been linked to an increased risk of depression, according to a study published this month

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