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A cure for age-related sleep problems?

As the quality of our sleep worsens as we get older, our overall quality of life suffers too. But age-related poor sleep quality may be reversible, according to new research in the journal Plos Biology. The German and British scientists behind the new findings speculate that new drug treatments could be developed based on their […]

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Human sleep influenced by Moon

A report in Current Biology offers the first scientific evidence that humans are affected by the geophysical rhythms of the moon. “The lunar cycle seems to influence human sleep, even when one does not ‘see’ the moon and is not aware of the actual moon phase,” says report author Christian Cajochen, from the University of […]

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Lack of sleep causing obesity epidemic?

Challenging the long-held notion that the main function of sleep is to give rest to the brain, researchers have found that not getting enough sleep has a significant impact on fat cells, reducing by 30 percent their ability to respond to insulin, a hormone that regulates energy. The new findings, detailed in the Annals of […]

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Sleeping Less And Self-Deluding More

New findings published in the American Journal of Epidemiology not only reveal that we don’t get enough sleep, but that we don’t get as many Z’s as we think we do. Other findings in the University of Chicago study show that blacks, men, and the poor, sleep less than whites, women and the affluent; and […]

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