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Deep sleep puts the 'REM' in remembering

When it comes to mental health and cognitive function, the importance of rapid eye-movement sleep - that deep, restorative stage of sleep that we cycle in and out of throughout the night - is so well established that experiments ...

May 13, 2016
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Survey: Common asthma warnings overlooked

A new national asthma survey commissioned by National Jewish Health shows that many adults are unaware of common symptoms of asthma in adults. Doctors say that the findings explain why many adults with asthma may not realize ...

May 11, 2016
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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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