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For Sleep Scientists, Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
By assessing how well-rested and sleep-starved people retain information, psychologists and neuroscientists are making headway in understanding how sleep bolsters memory. What happens inside the sleeping brain to enable longer-lasting, s...
UK Government Forced to Pay Damages to Narcoleptic Kid
A 12-year-old British boy who developed narcolepsy in 2009 after receiving the swine flu vaccine stands to receive about $135,000 from the UK government, The Guardian reported. The boy’s family, whose names have not been released, filed ...
Sleep in a Dish Has Been Invented, Not Yet Ready for Drugstore Shelves
Thanks to new research from Washington State University, we can now study sleep outside the body.
Study: People with BFFs Sleep Better
Psychologists at the University of Utah find people with supportive social networks get better sleep. And no, a lot of coworkers don't count.
Sleep Crimes, Parasomnia and Justice in the Age of Medicated Slumber
Can we be held accountable for crimes and misdeeds we commit while sleepwalking and under the influence of sleep aids? Should we held accountable? Van Winkle's asks the experts who are wrestling with these very sensitive issues.
No Sensors Needed: ApneaApp Uses Sonar to Diagnose Sleep Apnea from Your Bedside
The forthcoming ApneaApp, created by Dr. Nathaniel Watson, professor of neurology and co-director of the UW Medicine Sleep Center, diagnoses sleep apnea without any wires or uncomfortable overnight stays at a clinic.
Can We Become Less Racist in Our Sleep?
Through novel memory reactivation technique, Northwestern researchers believe they can help us overcome gender and race biases in our sleep.