Everyone knows what a difference a good (or bad!) night’s sleep can make, but what happens when we sleep? The quality of our sleep has an enormous impact on learning, memory, cognition and physical health. But most importantly, sleep is absolutely essential for survival. Sleep deprivation, however, has become so prevalent that we can now describe it as an epidemic. Learn more about sleep and how improving its quality can transform your life.
We face many obstacles in our search for shut-eye, from bad beds to faulty genes. Fortunately, wrapping our heads around what keeps us awake can help us catch those z’s.
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At a shiny new lab in Japan, an international team of scientists is trying to figure out what puts us under.