Sleep Quality Influences the Cognitive Performance of Autistic and ...

One night of poor sleep significantly decreases performance on intelligence tests in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and also in neurotypical children (without ASD). This is the conclusion made by researchers at the Hôpital ...

May 29

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development, Sleep Disorders

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What we do not remember?

There are lots of article on human memory, however we do not remember certain memories or events. It is puzzling and interesting on why we forget things as well. Having an accident when you were young before 3, you might recall that, but not the ...

May 16

Categories: Other, Sleep Disorders

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Study shows how the brain can trigger a deep sleep

Scientists have discovered that switching on one area of the brain chemically can trigger a deep sleep.

Feb 24

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Sleep, Thinking, and Aging

Sleep is important, and perhaps it's most important when you're young

Feb 18

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Sleep Disorders

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Adolescents who sleep poorly and insufficiently may develop alcohol ...

Sleep difficulties and insufficient sleep are common among American youth. Prior research has shown that poor sleep can predict alcohol-related problems and illicit drug use among adolescents and young adults in high-risk samples. A new study has ...

Jan 21

Categories: Addictions, Child Development, Sleep Disorders

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Pre-sleep drinking disrupts sleep

For individuals who drink before sleeping, alcohol initially acts as a sedative - marked by the delta frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) activity of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS) - but is later associated with sleep disruption.

Jan 20

Categories: Addictions, Sleep Disorders

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Turn Off Your Screens Before Turning In

n this day and age, so much of our time is spent in front of screens. Does all the hype around studies showing that the use of screens can mess with your sleep make sense?

Jan 16

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Avoid Backlit Reading Before Bed

Volunteers who read from an iPad before bed took longer to fall asleep and had less restful nights than when they read from a printed book.

Dec 24

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Lack of Sleep During Critical Period of Night Linked to Dementia Risk

Missing out on this kind of sleep can lead to poor memory and dementia.

Dec 19

Categories: Dementia, Sleep Disorders

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Less Sleep Means More Stress for Teens

Teens stay up late at night and sleep late into the morning, a result of a natural shift in their circadian rhythms. That biological schedule puts them at odds with the adult world, as well as early start times for high school. But does the mismatch ...

Dec 12

Categories: Sleep Disorders, Stress Management

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How Lack Of Sleep Impacts Different Age Groups

Kids can get hyper, adults can gain weight - we all pay a heavy price for not sleeping

Dec 4

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Sleep and Obesity

Thanks to the obesity epidemic, we've seen an explosion of research on the problem of excess weight and the physiological mechanisms of weight control. It has turned out that body weight balance is far from the simple arithmetic of "calories in" and ...

Nov 26

Categories: Eating Disorders, Sleep Disorders

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Let the Body Rest, for the Sake of the Brain

We take it for granted, but most people have to wake up for work (or school or other morning obligations) long before they want to. Sleeping in is treated as a cherished luxury - it's somehow become normal that people wake up still exhausted, and ...

Nov 8

Categories: Sleep Disorders, Stress Management

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Less Than 5 Hours of Sleep Leads to False Memories

A recent study in Psychological Science found that sleep deprivation is linked to false memories. Among the 193 people tested, those who got 5 or fewer hours of sleep for just one night were significantly more likely to say they'd seen a news video ...

Oct 2

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Sleep deprivation may increase likelihood of false memories

In a study conducted by psychological scientist Steven J. Frenda of the University of California, Irvine and colleagues, sleep-deprived people who viewed photographs of a crime being committed and then read false information about the photos were ...

Sep 23

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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