Sleep Science

Why Do I Feel Like I’m Falling Right Before I Go to Sleep?
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That feeling of falling right before dozing off is a harmless involuntary muscle spasm called a hypnic jerk.
No Sensors Needed: ApneaApp Uses Sonar to Diagnose Sleep Apnea from Your Bedside
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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?
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Through novel memory reactivation technique, Northwestern researchers believe they can help us overcome gender and race biases in our sleep.
Why Does My Body Need Sleep in the First Place?
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Sleep deprivation is no longer a badge of honor, no matter how brilliant the tactics you're trying. Nothing is as restorative to your health as a good night’s rest.