Psychology

Study: People with BFFs Sleep Better
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Psychologists at the University of Utah find people with supportive social networks get better sleep. And no, a lot of coworkers don't count.
Is It Bedtime for Benzos?
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Benzodiazepines were supposed to replace barbiturates as a safe, effective treatment for anxiety. More than 50 years after first appearing in America's medicine cabinets, these highly-addictive psychotropic drugs are on track to becoming the world's favorite sleeping pill. Shouldn't we be worried?
Yes, Sleep Deprivation Makes Us Emotional Basketcases
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Behavioral scientists at Florida’s Nova Southeastern University are researching why exhausted people turn into total Debbie Downers.
Sleep Crimes, Parasomnia and Justice in the Age of Medicated Slumber
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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.
Is This Really the “Most Calming Video in the World”?
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More than six million viewers have flocked to watch a video that many allege has powerfully soothing effects.
Can We Become Less Racist in Our Sleep?
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Through novel memory reactivation technique, Northwestern researchers believe they can help us overcome gender and race biases in our sleep.