From fruit flies to whales, virtually every animal sleeps. But why? Why do we need to spend nearly a third of our lives in such a defenseless state? Scientists are peering more deeply into the sleeping brain than ever before, discovering just how powerful sleep can be, playing a role in everything from memory retention and emotional regulation to removing waste from our brains. So why are we getting so little of it? Check out this special episode of PBS's Nova program, which aired on 2/26/20: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/mysteries-of-sleep/
For years, telemedicine has been pitched as a way to drive down costs, increase access to care and make appointments more efficient. If extreme measures like mass quarantines come to pass, telehealth could finally have its moment in the spotlight.
Sleep disorders fall into these seven groups: Insomnia; Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (apnea); Insomnia; Narcolepsy; Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders; Parasomnias; Restless Legs Syndrome.
Sleeping problems in people are more common among those who have parents with a history of sleeping issues, a new study suggests.
It’s a classic situation among couples: One person says the bedroom is too cold. The other says it’s too hot. There is a bitter battle for control of the thermostat. Sleep experts unanimously suggest keeping your bedroom cooler than standard daytime temps.
The people hardest hit when it comes to sleep deprivation are those we depend on the most for our health and safety: police and health care workers, along with those in the transportation field, such as truck drivers.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a study found a link between high social media usage and poor sleep patterns. Specifically, teens who report heavier social media use go to sleep later. And, late bedtimes are linked with poorer academic and mental health outcomes.