Five weird ways to fall asleep

Five weird ways to fall asleep

If your morning cup of coffee is chased with a second serving and coworkers nudge you awake in long meetings, then you’re probably tired, cranky and need to read this article. About one in three Americans lack the recommended seven hours of sleep, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control, and all of […]

Staying in bed will make you fat, study finds

Staying in bed will make you fat, study finds

Those extra Zs might mean extra LBs. A University of Glasgow study focusing on people with a genetic predisposition toward obesity found that too much sleep, or too little sleep, increased the chance of being heavier. The research, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, looked at 120,000 patients and tracked their sleep habits. […]

‘Sandman’s’ role in sleep control discovered

‘Sandman’s’ role in sleep control discovered

From Science Daily Oxford University researchers have discovered what causes a switch to flip in our brains and wake us up. The discovery, published in the journal Nature, brings us closer to understanding the mystery of sleep. Sleep is governed by two systems — the circadian clock and the sleep homeostat. While the circadian clock […]