Watch: Spinal fluid waves flow into your brain as you sleep

This may be the first video of cerebrospinal fluid waves flowing through a sleeping person's brain.

Boston University | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine brains sleep spine

Deep sleep can ease your anxious brain

A sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in anxiety levels. But there are several things you can do to get a deep night's sleep.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley | Nov. 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety brains sleep stress

Does cellular sleep hold the key to aging?

New findings on cellular sleep suggest it's not as harmless as once thought. Finding the "dimmer switch" could be a way to fight aging, say researchers.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging cells sleep

BreathJunior monitors sleeping babies with white noise

BreathJunior uses a smart speaker to play white noise that reflects off a sleeping baby to monitor movement, breathing, and crying.

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine babies parents sleep sound

Does early lead exposure rob kids of sleep later?

Children exposed to lead may have a harder time getting a good night's sleep, a new study suggests.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health lead-exposure sleep

Listen: How to get out of the insomnia rut

In this podcast episode, a sleep expert explains how you can tackle insomnia to get better shut eye and why 8 hours of sleep isn't right for everyone.

Duke University | Oct. 11, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine insomnia sleep

Are food comas a way to lock in long-term memories?

The brains of sea slugs suggest that food comas, or resting after eating a big meal, may be connected to long-term memory formation.

James Devitt-NYU | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains food memory sleep

Healthier food can fight sleep deprivation’s effects

There's a simple way for people working intense jobs with longs hours to fight the worst effects of sleep deprivation: eating healthier food.

Tracie White-Stanford | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine food sleep

To get better sleep, walk 1 more mile a week?

Researchers asked people to walk more, about a mile more every week over the course of a month. The findings suggest a way to improve sleep.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis | Sept. 26, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine exercise sleep walking

How bright flashes of light get teens more sleep

A new intervention helps teens get more sleep every night. The secret? Earlier bed times and bright flashes of light just before waking.

Erin Digitale-Stanford | Sept. 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms sleep teenagers

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