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Our study is the first to show that the cortex regulates sleep.
Dreams help us regulate our emotions and adapt to stressful events. Repetitive content may represent an unsuccessful attempt to integrate difficult experiences.
The sleep of young children varies a great deal. The myth of sleeping through the night at a specific age creates unrealistic expectations that can harm parents’ confidence.
You’ll probably want to wash your sheets after reading this.
Kids may not be able to communicate when they’re sleepy, or perhaps can’t even identify this. Then there’s always the fear of missing out on things going on in the waking world.
When you lose focus or your mind goes blank, sections of your brain may be having a quick snooze.
Doing at least 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week can be enough to reduce or eliminate some of the health harms of poor sleep.
Diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea usually requires a labour-intensive overnight sleep study. But new technology can tell patients if they have OSA in 30 seconds, while they are wide awake.
A doctor offers tips on how to safely get exercise, sleep and drinking habits back into shape as the pandemic wanes.
Our new Cochrane review found antidepressants led to only small improvements in depression symptoms on average compared with placebo.
To keep our health care providers healthy, we need to help them sleep.
Distraction in poor sleepers could be linked to a different brain process than previously thought.
Getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis can help you do well in school or at work. It might even make you better-looking.
Victoria Police recently won the rights not to be contacted out of work hours. They are not the only employees who need a proper break from work.
Waking up to a tuneful melody or favourite song can make us feel more alert than the traditional high-pitched ringing or buzzing of an alarm clock.
It’s been a stressful year, and for 61% of US adults, a year of unwanted weight change too. This isn’t surprising, as stress, eating and motivation are all linked through hormones in the brain.
Colour-changing patterns in snoozing octopuses are characteristic of two alternating sleep states.
Sleeping through a live performance would usually indicate it wasn’t engaging. But as a film about Max Richter’s Sleep concerts explains, this is exactly the response the composer was hoping for.