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Short sleep duration ups odds of metabolic syndrome

(HealthDay)—Short sleep duration (less than seven hours) is associated with increased likelihood of metabolic syndrome, according to a meta-analysis published online July 13 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Jul 23, 2015
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Sleeping on cerebral palsy difficulties

While a decent night's sleep is hard enough for some people to master children with cerebral palsy (CP) face added sleeping pressures with recent research finding the child's ability to sleep well hinging on their level of ...

Jul 21, 2015
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Sleep

Sleep is a natural state of bodily rest observed in humans and other animals. It is distinguished from quiet wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, and it is more easily reversible than hibernation or coma. It is common to all mammals and birds, and is also seen in many reptiles, amphibians, and fish. In humans, other mammals, and a substantial majority of other animals that have been studied (such as some species of fish, birds, ants, and fruit flies), regular sleep is essential for survival.

The purposes and mechanisms of sleep are only partly clear and are the subject of intense research.

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