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Michel Jouvet, Who Unlocked REM Sleep’s Secrets, Dies at 91

Dr. Michel Jouvet, a neurophysiologist who discovered the region of the brain that controls rapid eye movement, and who helped define REM sleep as a unique state of consciousness common to humans and animals alike, was found dead on Oct. 3 in Villeurbanne, France. He was 91.<p>Pierre-Hervé Luppi, a …

The Brain

6 Ways to Prevent Overuse Injuries

Endurance sports have a problem with overuse injuries. The stats are sobering: as many as 75 percent of runners will be injured in a given year. Many of those will come as a result of excessive and repetitive pressure on joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, according to a survey by Harvard …

Exercise

Drowsy driving: an overlooked danger to teen drivers

Close<p>A student falls asleep at the wheel. Though typically overshadowed in publicity by texting-while-driving and drunk driving, many parents and …

Sleep

How Messing With Our Body Clocks Can Raise Alarms With Health

Research that helped discover the clocks running in every cell in our bodies earned three scientists a Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday.<p>"With exquisite precision, our inner clock adapts our physiology to the dramatically different phases of the day," the Nobel Prize committee wrote of the work of …

Wellness

The Seven Pillars of Running Wisdom

<b>1. Running is good for you “in moderation,” which is defined as “a lot more than you’re doing.”</b><p>Some of my most passionately debated posts were written in response to the surge of “running too much will kill you” stories that flooded the media between 2012 and 2014. As a runner and running …

University of Calgary

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

• <b>Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm."</b>• <b><br>Your circadian rhythm, known as your internal body clock, helps regulate when you feel awake or asleep — and</b> …

Wellness

It's time to take sleep seriously

<b>Because the lack of sleep is killing us.</b><p>Do you recall Gilgamesh's ill-fated quest for immortality? Well, if current research is accurate, the ancient …

Sleep

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.

Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as …

ADHD

What’s the Best Way to Take an Afternoon Nap?

A sleep expert explains theories behind why humans have evolved to make time for a short midday snooze<p>By<p>Heidi Mitchell<p>Settling in for a midday snooze has been given a bad rap. Getting caught napping is often code in the U.S. for being lazy. Yet many cultures build catnaps into their normal …

Wellness

Navy sailor 'sleep deprivation' highlighted at Senate hearing on deadly accidents

According to Richardson, the Navy's longer workweeks are especially common with sailors on Arleigh-Burke class destroyers. However, he added, "We're …

Military

Can Better Sleep Keep You Flu-Free?

Health Hacks Did you know you can help protect yourself from catching the flu by getting the proper amount of nightly sleep?<p>0<p>shares //<p>share this page<p>0<p>…

Getting ZZZZs: Military sleep clinics keep troops on their toes by shutting their eyes

Recommended Content:<p>FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Navy Lt. Brian Holbrook knew something was wrong. He was tired all the time. Too tired, in his opinion, for …

Sleep

Children and sleep: How much do they really need?

How much sleep, and what type of sleep, do our children need to thrive?<p>In parenting, there aren’t often straightforward answers, and sleep tends to …

Scientists are unraveling the mystery of your body's clock – and soon may be able to reset it

For people who don’t get sleepy until 2 a.m., the buzz of an alarm clock can feel mighty oppressive.<p>Relief may be on the horizon, thanks to the …

You Have To Close Your Eyes To See The Military's Powerful New Weapon

Retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis says sleep is a key strategy.<p>On a March evening in 2002, the USS Oscar Austin began a nighttime transit through the Skagerrak, a busy shipping lane connecting Norway, Denmark and Sweden, when disaster nearly struck.<p>Retired U.S. Navy Capt. John Cordle was on the …

Sleep

Technology Used to Track Players’ Steps Now Charts Their Sleep, Too

BERKELEY, Calif. — For a preseason scrimmage in August, the University of California football team tried to replicate the game day experience as best it could. It stayed in a hotel the night before. It scheduled the kickoff earlier than usual to acclimate to the time zone in which it would play its …

College Football

No rest for the weary: Lack of sleep threatens safety and readiness

On a deployed Navy ship, a sailor’s day allows little time for sleep.<p>In port, it doesn’t get any easier. The day might start with an armed watch from …

Military

Let sleeping dogs lie…in the bedroom. That’s according to a new Mayo Clinic study that’s sure to set many tails wagging.<p>It’s no secret that Americans …

How to Binge-Watch Without Hurting Your Health

There's no doubt that settling down into a marathon TV viewing session is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend an evening (or morning or …

Top 4 tips to help you get the sleep you need

(BPT) - If you're reading this, there's a good chance you're not getting enough sleep. You could probably use a nap, and you're not alone.<p>Data from …

Previous research has linked poor diet to weight gain and high body fat, and eating later in the day has also been described as a risk factor for …

An Oxford psychologist says treating insomnia could help with anxiety and depression

Around a third of adults struggle to get enough sleep on any given night. For many of us, it’s a short-lived problem.<p>But clinical insomnia—defined as persistent difficulty falling and staying asleep, with additional negative effects for daytime functioning—affects 5 to 10 percent of adults.<p>We know …

Sleep

Sleepy teenage brains need school to start later in the morning

Millions of high schoolers are fighting with their alarm clocks as they start another academic year. As they struggle to get up early, parents battle …

Education

Lack of sleep could contribute to mental health problems, researchers reveal

Study finds therapy designed to treat insomnia also reduced paranoia and hallucinations, and improved depression and anxiety in patients<p>Mental health problems including psychotic experiences could in part be down to a lack of sleep, researchers have revealed.<p>A new study found that people who had …

Mental Health

Naval Hospital Bremerton Advocates the Importance of Sleep - You Lose if You Don't Snooze

BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Whether trying for a quick snooze, occasional siesta, or attempted slumber, Sailors and Marines are continually at risk for …

Wellness

37 Worst Breakfast Habits for Your Waistline

Yes, sitting too long can kill you, even if you exercise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a movement break every 30 minutes, say experts. No matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death, a new study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine found.<p>There's a direct relationship between time spent sitting and …

Research

I Want a New Drug: Using Exercise as Medicine

Step right up and hear the good news about the free wonder drug that promotes weight control, disease prevention, and much more: exercise as medicine.