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Sleep Homeostasis

The Small Schedule Mistakes That Ruin Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Curse you, internal body clock. It turns out that logging seven to nine hours of solid sleep isn't enough to guarantee a refreshed body and mind wh...

Drinking Alcohol Before Bed Is Ruining Your Sleep

Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living

By Beth Greenwood Getting better sleep may be as simple as skipping your nightcap. Alcohol might help people fall asleep initially. However, i...

Brain's 'Sleep Switch' Found

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Scientists have identified a protein molecule in the brains of fruit flies that they believe is the "switch" that controls the flies' internal drive to sleep -- and that a similar mechanism likely exists for human sleep as well.

Why Loss Of Sleep Is So Exhausting (At Least, In Worms)

Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that a night of not-enough-sleep makes us feel tired, stressed and all-around grumpy the next day. And now, researchers have found a mo...