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Why Do We Sleep? — ‘The Why’

why do we sleep

Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why do we sleep?”  Good question. (OK, it’s a little “Weekly Reader Science Page” but it beats answering questions about the assorted, odd intimate acts. Seriously? We thought a “Wake Up Call” ...

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Sleep Fights Off The Common Cold


According to a new study published in the journal Sleep, individuals who get less than six hours of sleep actually quadruple their risk of catching a cold. The study also confirms previous studies connecting short sleep to an increased rate ...

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Could 1 Nap A Day Save Your Life?


According to new research presented to the European Society of Cardiology annual conference in London, England, a nap a day could save your life. Specifically, a midday nap is reportedly “associated with reduced blood pressure” and could reduce the risk ...

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Can Sleep Make You Less Racist?


According to a new study published in the journal Science, sleep may hold the key to becoming less racist or gender-biased.  Scientists at Northwestern University in Illinois, claim that this can be accomplished simply by playing certain noises while people ...

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Too Much Sleep Could Raise your Risk of Stroke

How much you sleep could raise your risk of stroke

The findings of a new study have revealed that getting too much sleep could also increase the risk of stroke in individuals affected by high blood pressure, and possibly even triple it. In addition, getting less than 5 hours of ...

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Could Extra Sleep Help Those Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease?

Sleep Helps Restore Memory, Could be Effective Against Alzheimer's

Getting enough sleep throughout the day is important, and now, a team of researchers have found how it could actually prove to be a simple way to improve and restore one’s memory as well, which could make it probably one ...

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Exploding Head Syndrome Apparently More Common Than Previously Thought

Exploding Head Syndrome  Apparently More Common Than Previously Thought

Exploding Head Syndrome: It’s a rare phenomenon where a person is awoken by a loud noise that didn’t actually happen in reality, it’s all in their mind. Scientists at Washington State University recently conducted a study that found that a ...

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Power Naps May Help Boost Memory

Take power naps to boost your memory

Got exams coming up? Take note- the findings of a new study have now revealed that taking short power naps lasting for around 45 to 60 minutes could have a five-fold improvement in retrieval of information from memory. These findings ...

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Sleep May Help Spice Up your Sex Life

Sleep the secret to sexual success: study

The findings of a new study have revealed what seem to be rather interesting findings- it has been found that young women are more likely to desire sex and have it, if they’ve slept longer the previous night. Just getting ...

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Sleep Apnea May Raise the Risk of Road Accidents

Study Draws Link Between Sleep Apnea and RTA Risk

A strong link between sleep apnea and the affected individual’s likelihood of being involved in a road traffic accident seems to be quite high as per a new study conducted by a team of scientists. Countless lives can be saved ...

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