Rewards improve visual learning, but only after sleep

Rewards can boost visual perceptual learning tasks but only after getting some quality shut-eye, new research shows.

Brown University | Jan. 20, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology brains learning rewards sleep vision

Blue light can boost healing for mild brain injuries

Blue light early in the morning can aid the healing process for mild traumatic brain injury, potentially because it gets people on the right sleep schedule.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains circadian-rhythms light sleep traumatic-injury

Sleep is key for zebra finches learning to sing

Sleep may allow birds learning to sing to remember the useful things they learned during the day, and forget what's not important.

U. Zurich | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology birds brains learning memory motor-skills singing sleep

Cutting tongue fat can improve sleep apnea

Tongue fat is a risk factor for sleep apnea and losing tongue fat reduces the severity apnea, researchers have discovered.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn | Jan. 10, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine body-fat sleep sleep-apnea tongues

To get your teens to sleep more, set a bedtime

Though it may be difficult, researchers say that setting a clear and consistent bedtime can get teens the sleep they need.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester | Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine parents sleep teenagers

How to avoid sleep disruptions during the holiday season

Travel, activity, and lots of time with friends and family can take a toll on your sleep during the holiday season. Here are some tips to get your shut-eye.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers | Dec. 19, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine holidays sleep

Healthy sleep may offset genetic heart disease risk

Healthy sleep patterns may help offset the risk of heart disease and stroke, even in people who are genetically predisposed to the conditions.

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane | Dec. 19, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine genes heart-disease hearts sleep strokes

Nurses sleep 83 fewer minutes before work days

Nurses sleep on average 83 minutes less before a work shift compared to a day off. That's bad news for patients.

Rachel Harrison-NYU | Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine nurses patient-safety shift-work sleep

You’re more likely to mess things up without enough sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with our 'placekeeping' ability, which makes us make more mistakes on tasks that have more than a few simple steps.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Nov. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine attention cognition sleep

A bit more sleep cuts college student blood pressure

"A relatively minor commitment to get a little more sleep can make a real impact on improving your health."

Katie Bohn-Penn State | Nov. 21, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine college-students sleep

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