Sleeping longer at night had little impact on work productivity or cardiovascular health. However, taking a short daytime nap helped improve productivity and well-being overall.
Combining EEG data and MRI brain scans, researchers discovered how, during sleep, the hippocampus sends memory information it has stored throughout the day to the cerebral cortex, allowing for memory consolidation.
Middle-aged women with higher levels of aerobic fitness sleep more each night and feel more rested than those who are less fit.
Daydreaming and mind-wandering appear to occur when parts of the brain fall asleep while other areas remain awake.
Three consecutive nights of sleep loss can have a negative impact on both mental and physical health. Sleep deprivation can lead to an increase in anger, frustration, and anxiety. Additionally, those who experienced sleep loss reported a change in phys…
Two existing medications have been repurposed to treat sleep apnea. Researchers report the medications reduce symptoms of sleep apnea by 30%.
In mice, natural melatonin is linked to a pre-hibernation state, allowing for a slower metabolism and survival when food is scarce or the temperature is too cold.
People report mental distress is reduced in the Summer compared to the Fall. Researchers speculate the seasonal improvement in mental wellbeing could be a result of improved diet, more frequent exercise, and improved sleep quality during the Summer mon…
Quality sleep is a biological necessity, researchers say. Inadequate sleep, sleep disorders, and sleep disruptions contribute to physical and mental health problems, and can cause public safety issues.
A new study sheds light on how COVID-19 has impacted sleep and mental health. Researchers found 32.9% of people reported a decrease in sleep and 29.8% said they slept more during the lockdown. Changes in sleep patterns correlated with self-reported men…