Sleep myths debunked, from swallowing spiders to drinking before bed

Have you ever heard the old wives’ tale that you swallow eight spiders in your sleep over the course of your life? Turns out you’re not alone, as a poll from US firm Mattress Advisor and OnePoll suggests. They tested the knowledge of 2,000 Americans to see just how much they know about the science of sleep and whether certain […]

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Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD

Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion suffer from a thrashing form of sleep behavior at a rate that is far higher than the general population, according to a new study by researchers at the VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health & Science University. The finding was published online this week in the journal Sleep. Researchers next […]

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Cozy Swaddle Blankets That'll Lull Your Baby to Sleep

Navigating nap and bedtime as a new mom can be intimidating. Hell, navigating sleep schedules as a seasoned mom can be intimidating because no two babies are exactly the same. Luckily, there are tried-and-true tricks that make lulling your little one to sleep a bit easier, like feeding them a warm bottle before putting them down to sleep and finding […]

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Does lack of sleep alter fat metabolism?

To find out how the uncomfortable schedule affected metabolism, the researchers gave participants a standardised high-fat dinner, a bowl of chilli mac, after four nights of sleep restriction. A new study adds to mounting evidence that lack of sleep can be harmful, saying that it can make people feel less full after eating, leading to the fat in food being […]

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Alzheimer’s research increasingly focused on links to sleep and other behaviors

Sleep and other behavioral topics are growing within Alzheimer’s disease research, according to a new report released today by Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health. To coincide with World Alzheimer’s Month, Elsevier analyzed Alzheimer’s research published since the 1970s offering a comprehensive view of the landscape of Alzheimer’s research worldwide for the past 50 years. […]

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Prince Harry Spills The Beans On Sleep Deprivation & Bliss Of Becoming A Father

The wait is finally over, and the newest royal has marked his arrival in the world! Prince Harry has officially been titled as a dad now. It’s been just a couple of days since the little one came out of his mother’s belly, but like any other new-born, he has already started giving sleepless nights to the first-time parents. Though, […]

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