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Scientific American's October Issue Highlights Importance Of Sleep

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.18.2015 | Science

There's been a major resurgence of interest lately in sleep -- a subject that has long proved elusive to scientists -- in both the medical world and ...

How Sleep Resets The Brain's 'Emotional Compass'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.16.2015 | Science

As most of us know all too well, lack of sleep and a bad mood often go hand-in-hand. But a poor night's sleep doesn't just put a damper on your ow...

The Freaky Thing Your Brain Can Do While You're Asleep

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.13.2014 | Science

It turns out that our brains do way more when we snooze than was once thought -- and a new study suggests we can even identify and categorize words wh...

Anna Almendrala

The Frightening Connection Between Lack Of Sleep And A Shrinking Brain | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living

While all of our brains get smaller as we get older, a startling new study shows that the amount of sleep we get -- or the lack thereof -- could affec...

Sleep Study Looks At Link Between Shut-Eye, Exam Scores

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.22.2014 | Science

Does a good night's sleep really boost your performance the following day? A new study not only suggests that it can but also shows how big a differen...

More Evidence Sleep Deprivation Is Bad For The Brain

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Here's more evidence that sleep deprivation does not do good things to your brain. A small new study in the journal SLEEP shows that one night of ...

What's Happening In A Sleeping Child's Brain

Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Here's a good reason to make sure your child gets adequate sleep each night. A new study in the journal Brain Sciences shows that connections are ...

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: How To Make Sense Of Dreaming | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.04.2014 | Science

Dreaming is part of every good night's sleep -- but why do we dream? And how do we dream? Recent research reveals that our dreams are our mind at work...

Researchers Present Striking New Hypothesis On Why We Sleep (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living

We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, yet the reasons why we need to are still poorly understood. What we do know is that the brain is highly...

What Really Goes On In A Sleeping Teen's Brain

Posted 03.21.2013 | Healthy Living

A new sleep study reveals the multitude of changes the brain undergoes during adolescence. The study, published in the American Journal of Physiol...

A Better Understanding Of The Sleeping Brain

Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living

A new study is shedding more light on the relationship between sleep and memory. The entorhinal cortex, which connects the neocortex brain region ...

Sleep Problems May Contribute To Cognitive Decline

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A group of studies, all conducted independently, have reached a similar sobering conclusion: Sleep problems -- including several common sleep difficulties faced by millions of people on a regular basis -- may, over time, lead to cognitive impairment and even dementia.

Too Much, Too Little Sleep Linked With Alzheimer's Risk

Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living

Getting too little -- or too much -- sleep could be bad for the aging brain, according to new studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association Interna...

Sleep May Protect Positive Memories

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living

A new study sheds more light on the relationship between sleep and memory preservation, and shows that sleep may actually help to protect our positive...

Your Brain On Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's still a great deal of information about the effects of sleep on the brain that we don't yet understand, so any research that sheds light on this subject is exciting and potentially important.

Sleep Your Brain Younger

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleep is sort of like Goldilocks -- you don't want too little, and you don't want too much. What number is just right?