Short sleepers are four times more likely to catch a cold

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists have long known that sleep is important for our health, with poor sleep linked to chronic illnesses and disease susceptibility.

The rise of intelligence enhancement

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Modafinil, which is typically used to treat sleep disorders, is a cognitive enhancer. Essentially, it can help normal people think better.

Eye movements in sleep 'change scenes' during dreams

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

For the first time, scientists have recorded from individual brain cells during the dreaming phase of sleep.

Poor sleeping patterns link to cancer

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

Irregular sleeping patterns have been 'unequivocally' shown to lead to cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests.

New sleep genes found

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

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.