Sleep

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Sleep Makes Relearning Faster and Longer-Lasting

Sleeping between study sessions may make it easier to recall what you studied and relearn what you forgot, with lasting results… More

  • Which social skills go out the window when folks become groggy? What stressors make for lousy sleep... More

    Sleep and Social Stress: A Two-Way Street

    Which social skills go out the window when folks become groggy? What stressors make for lousy sleep... More

  • Sentencing data shows that judges in the US tend to give defendants longer sentences the day after switching to daylight saving time compared with other days of the year... More

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    Switching to Daylight Saving Time May Lead to Harsher Legal Sentences

    Sentencing data shows that judges in the US tend to give defendants longer sentences the day after switching to daylight saving time compared with other days of the year... More

  • We need to wake up to the fact that sleep is a vital component to safe driving, says psychological scientist... More

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    Waking Up to Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    We need to wake up to the fact that sleep is a vital component to safe driving, says psychological scientist... More

  • Treating workers’ sleep problems may be one way to improve employee satisfaction on the job, according to new research. After... More

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    A Full Night’s Sleep Boosts Satisfaction with Work

    Treating workers’ sleep problems may be one way to improve employee satisfaction on the job, according to new research. After... More

  • Not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming false memories, according to research published in Psychological Science, a... More

    Sleep Deprivation May Increase Susceptibility to False Memories

    Not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming false memories, according to research published in Psychological Science, a... More

  • The United States is facing a public health crisis when it comes to sleep, and psychological scientists are calling for... More

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    The Working World Has a Sleep Crisis

    The United States is facing a public health crisis when it comes to sleep, and psychological scientists are calling for... More

  • Scientists have understood for decades that the brain is “plastic,” meaning that our neural connections change and adapt in response... More

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    Sleep May Help the Brain Integrate New Language Skills

    Scientists have understood for decades that the brain is “plastic,” meaning that our neural connections change and adapt in response... More

  • Night-time departures, early morning arrivals, and adjusting to several time zones in a matter of days can rattle circadian rhythms... More

    Crew Schedules, Sleep Deprivation, and Aviation Performance

    Night-time departures, early morning arrivals, and adjusting to several time zones in a matter of days can rattle circadian rhythms... More

  • Each year, Daylight Saving Time forces everyone to move their clocks ahead before going to bed on Saturday night, and by Monday many are still feeling the effects of the hour of sleep that they lost... More

    The Dark Side of Daylight Saving Time: Science Sheds Light on Sleep Deprivation

    Each year, Daylight Saving Time forces everyone to move their clocks ahead before going to bed on Saturday night, and by Monday many are still feeling the effects of the hour of sleep that they lost... More

  • Bipolar disorder, like most psychiatric disorders, is characterized by the frequency and severity of its symptoms. Many people may exhibit... More

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    Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Circadian Rhythm

    Bipolar disorder, like most psychiatric disorders, is characterized by the frequency and severity of its symptoms. Many people may exhibit... More

  • Drowsy driving may receive less media attention than drunk driving, but research shows that it’s startlingly common and can be... More

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    Can People Tell When They’re Too Sleepy to Drive Safely?

    Drowsy driving may receive less media attention than drunk driving, but research shows that it’s startlingly common and can be... More

  • As the popularity of pharmaceutical sleep aids increases, more insomniacs are turning to their doctors for prescriptions and quick-fix solutions... More

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    The Science of Sleep: Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

    As the popularity of pharmaceutical sleep aids increases, more insomniacs are turning to their doctors for prescriptions and quick-fix solutions... More

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