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Sleep’s memory role discovered

Sleep’s memory role discovered “We thought sleep helped, but it could have been other causes, and we show it really helps to make connections and that in sleep the brain is not quiet, it is replaying what happened during the … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Sleep Deprivation

Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Sleep Deprivation Sleep disorders and sleep deprivation, a recent study has found, is linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The body needs adequate amounts of sleep, during which our brains get cleansed of the daily … Continue reading

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Sleep ‘cleans’ the brain of toxins

Sleep ‘cleans’ the brain of toxins The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins built up during a hard day’s thinking, researchers have shown. The US team believe the “waste removal system” is one of the fundamental reasons … Continue reading

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Sleep ‘boosts brain cell numbers’

Sleep ‘boosts brain cell numbers’ Scientists believe they have discovered a new reason why we need to sleep – it replenishes a type of brain cell. Sleep ramps up the production of cells that go on to make an insulating … Continue reading

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Carry on camping – can a week under canvas reset our body clocks?

Carry on camping – can a week under canvas reset our body clocks? Researchers say that camping for a week can reset the biological clock that governs our sleeping patterns. The scientists argue that modern life disrupts our sleep through … Continue reading

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Full Moon ‘disturbs a good night’s sleep’

Full Moon ‘disturbs a good night’s sleep’ Findings revealed that around the full Moon, brain activity related to deep sleep dropped by nearly a third. Melatonin levels also dipped. The volunteers also took five minutes longer to fall asleep and … Continue reading

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