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Sleep

How Long to Nap?

Naps are a great source of comfort for some. ┬áThe biggest question being how long should I nap and what benefits are derived from these naps. ┬áHere are some guidelines: 10 to 20 minutes This power nap is ideal for… Continue Reading →

What Happens When Your Brain Doesn’t Sleep?

We have reported before about how important sleep is for good brain function and long-term cognitive health, as well as some proven ways to improve your sleep. But what happens when your brain doesn’t sleep? Here is a fun, in-depth… Continue Reading →

Hans Selye: The Discovery of Stress

G.A.S. Spells Stress As with so many wondrous discoveries of science and medicine, it was by chance that Hungarian-born Hans Selye (1907-1982) stumbled upon the idea of the General Adaptation Syndrome (G.A.S.), which he first wrote about in the British… Continue Reading →

Our Enigmatic Internal Clocks

The Early Days of Jet Lag In the mid 1950s, United States Secretary of State John Foster Dulles flew to Cairo, Egypt to negotiate a treaty for the construction of the Aswan Dam. Dulles and the U.S. were competing with… Continue Reading →

The Sleeping Brain

We spend 1/3 of our lives asleep, and most people treat it as a highly enjoyable activity. We speak gleefully of “sleeping in on Sunday,” and parents of newborn infants often talk of sleep the way a man lost in… Continue Reading →

Researchers Examine the Effects of Sleep Deprivation on the Brain

Sleep debt has become a common phrase in health news recently, as many different research studies have shown that insufficient amounts of sleep can have lasting negative impacts on health. A new report published in the journal Nature provides some… Continue Reading →

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