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Jun. 05, 2015

What Is Sleep? A 'Superpower,' a 'Power Cleanse'

In his latest "Flame Challenge," Alan Alda asked people to answer the question: "What is sleep?" We talk with the winning respondents.

sleep, eric galicia, brandon aldinger, alan alda, matthew walker, sleeping, snoozing, napping, nap

Jan. 16, 2015

Tablets and Smartphones Might Be Sapping Your Sleep

Researchers say using tablets and smartphones before bedtime can shift your circadian rhythms.

charles czeisler, sleep, circadian rhythms, awake, mobile phones, smartphones, blue screen, tablets

Feb. 08, 2013

Science of Slumber: How Sleep Affects Your Memory

How much sleep does your brain need? Experts discuss the links between sleep, memory, and cognition.

memory, sleep, cognition, NIH

Jan. 30, 2015

Hitting the Sack: Sleep Cycles Can Affect Athletes’ Performance

An athlete’s performance can vary by up to 26 percent, depending on the time of day.

current biology, roland brandstaetter, super bowl, football, sleep, sleep deprivation, peak performance, athletes, bedtime

Oct. 08, 2010

To Sleep, Perchance To Slim

A new study says people may be sabotaging their diets in an unexpected way - through too little sleep.

sleep, obesity, fat, nutrition, diet

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