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Forgetting : When Memory Fails

From forgetting where you left your keys to forgetting to return a phone call, memory failures are an almost daily occurrence. Forgetting is so common that we typically rely on numerous methods to help us remember important information such as jotting down notes in a daily planner or scheduling important events on your phone’s calendar. 180 more words

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Exercise is no quick cure for insomnia

Exercise is a common prescription for insomnia. But hitting the treadmill one day won’t translate into better sleep that night, reports new research. It takes four months so people shouldn’t get discouraged. 146 more words

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Sleep: A Dynamic Activity

Until the 1950s, most people thought of sleep as a passive, dormant part of our daily lives. We now know that our brains are very active during sleep. 921 more words

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Kids' sleep patterns affected by electronic media time and media presence in the bedroom

July 25, 2013 — Children’s sleep disruption is worse with increased time spent watching TV or playing on the computer, finds research in Biomed Central’s open access journal… 172 more words

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Sleep Cycles - From Wikipedia

Sleep cycles, REM indicated in red.

Sleep progresses in a cyclical fashion through five stages. Four of these stages are collectively referred to asnon-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep whereas the last cycle is a rapid eye movement period. 316 more words

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2013 bedroom poll explores sleep differences

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) released is first international poll today, the 2013 International Bedroom Poll, comparing sleep times, attitudes, habits and bedtime routines of those in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan between the ages of 25 and 55 years old.

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More Reason To Sleep On It: Sorting Out The Brain’s ‘Inbox’

Imagine you’re cleaning off your desk. You sort some papers into folders with the relevant labels. Others you red-tag as “urgent” or yellow-tag as “semi-urgent.” Quite a few go directly into the large circular file at your feet, also known as the trash basket. 729 more words

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