There's a lot of information around about what happens when humans sleep, from rapid eye movements (REM) to dreaming. But the research involving the electrophysiological characteristics of sleep has mostly been limited to mammals and invertebrates.
Delving into the biology behind it all, to include brain perception as it relates to metabolic disorders -- as this study did -- further reinforces the importance of continually educating ourselves about this essential topic.
Two birds with one stone, y'all!
Reading between the lines of a recent study on the sleep habits of indigenous people.
Dr. William C. Dement, a professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, is considered the father of sleep medicine. In answer to my questions, he spoke about his early interest in sleep studies, the scientists who inspired him and how the study of sleep has evolved over half a century. Here is a transcript of our conversation.
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In the current study, the Hungarian-lead research team set out to create a controlled experiment in which children could
It's considered a badge of honor to dedicate hours upon hours at work only to have no energy left to dedicate your time to what's really important. Thankfully, this is beginning to change.
You've likely heard some of these core benefits before, but more recent studies have further explored the value of rest, providing some interesting insights.
If we want people to make carefully-considered moral choices, and if we want them to spot unethical behavior in others, then sleep needs to be a priority.