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And the Nobel Prize Goes to…Circadian Rhythms

Why the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology has circadian rhythms researchers buzzing with excitement.
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Are You Sore, Stiff, and Unrested When You Wake Up?

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on October 05, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
The right equipment and attention to your daily habits can help you conquer these feelings.

3 Ways to Have Better Dreams

The ability to control dreams may seem impossible to acquire, but new research shows that even untrained individuals can take charge of their night lives.

Why Are Women So Exhausted?

By Jean Kim M.D. on September 26, 2017 in Culture Shrink
Women fought hard for the right to pursue multiple roles, but now approach burnout in a country that fails to sufficiently support working mothers.

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Fix Your Snoring Problem

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on October 19, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Find out which chronotypes are most likely to snore.

Get Your Teen Off the Phone

By Temma Ehrenfeld on October 19, 2017 in Open Gently
Therapy, sleep, exercise, and socializing in person may be more likely to help your depressed teen than an antidepressant.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: EEGs Show They Learn When Z'ing

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Non-invasive research looking at surface EEGs and sleep spindles shows dogs learn when they're sleeping. There were no age differences, but females do it better than males.

Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Make sure they are getting enough sleep and that they are eating correctly, doing exercise regularly, avoiding health hazards, and having regular checkups.

How to Have Lucid Dreams

By Michelle Carr Ph.D. on October 15, 2017 in Dream Factory
Researchers tested the effectiveness of three common lucid dreaming techniques.

How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Social Life

By David Ludden Ph.D. on October 15, 2017 in Talking Apes
Although the cognitive effects of sleep deprivation are widely known, few people pay much attention to the social side of sleep.
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Better Sleep with 5-HTP

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on October 12, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Relaxation, a strong bio clock, and better sleep: 5-HTP may help.

ADHD in Some Children Could Be Due to Insufficient Sleep

Biological delays in sleep onset at night, hectic family schedules, and artificial lighting have been linked to too little sleep and lower attention span in ADHD.

Weight Man-age-ment

By Christina Pierpaoli Parker on October 01, 2017 in Eng(aging)
Aging: a common attribution for weight gain, but a fair one?
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Alien Abduction Part III

By John Cline Ph.D. on September 30, 2017 in Sleepless in America
Alien abduction experiences may be due to a wide range of causes including hypnotic phenomena, surgical anesthesia, sleep state dissociations, and maybe alien abductions.
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Alien Abduction Part II

By John Cline Ph.D. on September 30, 2017 in Sleepless in America
Alien abduction experiences are probably more common than we realize. They are often frightening, sometimes life transforming, and can have both positive and negative aftereffects.

10 Ways to Fight Stress Spillover in Your Relationship

By Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D. on September 29, 2017 in Between You and Me
You may not be able to stop the stressors in your or your partner’s life, but you can use these evidence-based tips to prevent them spilling over and harming your relationship.

Mitochondria and Mood

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on September 29, 2017 in Inner Source
What are the energy packs of your cells, and could these be the underlying cause of mental health problems?

Lose Sleep, Feel Better?

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on September 29, 2017 in Cravings
Can sleep deprivation improve the symptoms of depression?

Are Dreams Less Real Than Waking Perceptions?

By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on September 29, 2017 in Dream Catcher
No good arguments have yet been produced to demonstrate that dreams are less real than waking perceptions.

Counting Sheep to Fall Asleep? Better Ways to Fight Insomnia

Restoring to your best each day requires sleep that leaves you recharged and refreshed.

Weight Loss and Sleep: Is There a Connection?

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on September 28, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Healthy weight and your sleep habits
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Alien Abduction, Part 1

By John Cline Ph.D. on September 28, 2017 in Sleepless in America
Experiencing "alien abduction" can change a life—for good or ill. Is it similar to other anomalous experiences or is it something else entirely?

The Sandman's Gift

By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on September 28, 2017 in Your Future Self
If a few hours of sleep need to be sacrificed here and there to get things done and be productive, it’s worth it, right? Wrong.

What Steals Our Sense of Humor?

By Anneli Rufus on September 22, 2017 in Stuck
What if we used to be funny, then stopped? Can we bring laughter back?
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School Start Time Movement Hits a Bump in the Road

California school start time bill fails.
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How Melatonin Helps You Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on September 15, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Learn all about how melatonin can help sleep and bio time.

Contagious Yawning is Hard-wired

New research suggests that the propensity for contagious yawning is rooted in the excitation and inhibition of the primary motor cortex.
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A Sleep Pioneer’s Labor of Love

By Kathleen Frazier on September 09, 2017 in From Sleepwalker to Sound Sleeper
Afraid to seek help for a sleep disorder? Find a great sleep physician.

Want to Feel More Upbeat? Here Are 8 Natural Antidepressants

By Susan Heitler Ph.D. on September 07, 2017 in Resolution, Not Conflict
Try this formula to ease mild to moderate depressed moods.

Exercise and Its Benefits for Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on September 06, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Making exercise part of your regular routine can contribute to healthier, more restful sleep—and may help improve sleep issues such as insomnia.
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Give Sleep a Chance

As modern life increasingly disrupts nighttime sleep, it's really useful to nap.

What You Need to Know About L-theanine

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on August 29, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Are you looking for ways to sleep better at night while also feeling relaxed during the day?

Hack Your Brain to Sidestep Jet Lag

By Andrea Bartz on August 25, 2017 in The Wandering Mind
A neurological approach to feeling better, fast.

How the Enlightenment Went Astray on Dreaming

To create a healthy ecosystem for technologically enhanced dream exploration, we must make sure we accept and trust the philosophical assumptions built into that ecosystem.