Category Archives: Sleep

The Need for Sleep in the Adolescent Brain

Sleep is a basic need. Mounting evidence suggests this is particularly true during adolescence, a developmental period involving substantial changes in the brain regions supporting cognition, learning, and emotion. Although sleep loss is a normative psychosocially and biologically driven developmental process, it occurs … Continue reading

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Just one sleepless night can tell your body to start storing fat

Sleep is one of those physiological necessities that continues to puzzle researchers. But a new study illuminates how missing one single night of sleep can initiate a series of physiological changes, and not necessarily for the better. If you have ever … Continue reading

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How sleep washes away our worries

Lots of us have experienced the turmoil of worrying thoughts creeping in after we go to bed at night. What did I actually tell my friend about her husband tonight? Was she a little offended? And was that look from my … Continue reading

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