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Possible new treatment for sleep apnea

A study into obstructive sleep apnea has found a new way to increase airflow without arousing patients from sleep. Hypoglossal…

Brain growth dependent on sleep

Lack of sleep during adolescent years could have a detrimental effect on brain development. Using adolescent mice, researchers…
Human sleeping patterns could be about more than light and dark. Kristof Borkowski

Sleeping with the fishes: Somalian cavefish shed light on our body clocks

Eyeless fish that have evolved underground, completely isolated from the day-night cycle, may offer clues to how our body clocks work up here on dry land. Authors of a report published today in the online…

Link between sleep disorders and dementia

Older women suffering from sleep-relating breathing problems could be more susceptible to problems with mental function and…
Unconscious ups and downs are normal – and pretending otherwise is unhelpful. sharmili r

Broken sleep? It’s a rollercoaster ride

Most people believe normal, healthy sleep should be long and uninterrupted from start to finish. Well, guess what? They’re wrong. This erroneous public perception of sleep was apparent in survey studies…

Sleep on it

A good night’s sleep could help you make better decisions, a study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has found…
Wake up, it’s a beautiful … oh, shut up, let me be. mislav m/Flickr

Forget Bob Geldof: this is why you don’t like Mondays

Feeling sluggish? Grouchy even? Difficulties getting out of bed? Mondayitis can happen to the best of us. But rest assured: it’s a phenomenon science can actually explain. In fact, there are a range of…
Trouble holding on to your memories? A bad night’s kip might be to blame. planetchopstick/Flickr

To sleep, perchance to learn

So here it is, another morning. Another day of yawns. Another day of … oh … what was I saying? We all know that if you don’t get a good night’s sleep, you don’t function properly during the day. It could…
Late nights and jet-lag see us fighting our body clocks, but can we ever win? fmgbain/Flickr

Keeping time: how our circadian rhythms drive us

Do we control our body clocks or do those clocks, ticking imperceptibly, control us? It’s the kind of question that keeps sleep scientists awake at night. Rhythms are a good place to start. They are a…

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