Without enough sleep, we lose our ability to concentrate and to function. Why is that so? Why is sleep so essential to our brains and to our lives?

The Drug of Choice: Caffeine and the Brain

Centuries of Craving Caffeine, particularly in the form of tea and coffee, has enjoyed a long history of adoration and exaltation the world over, dating back nearly 5000 years to ancient China. When coffee was introduced in Europe in the...
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Sleepyheads’ brains veer from restful path

Does sleep affect learning potential? New evidence is adding to scientific concern over the effects of widespread sleep deficits. A good night's sleep seems to clear the brain and help the well-snoozed individual negotiate the flow of daily affairs. In...
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How Long to Nap?

Naps are a great source of comfort for some.  The biggest question being how long should I nap and what benefits are derived from these naps.  Here are some guidelines: 10 to 20 minutes This power nap is ideal for...
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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...
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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...
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