Medical research

Metabolic cost of human sleep deprivation quantified

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the first-ever quantification of energy expended by humans during sleep, a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking ...

Health

Prevent sleep deprivation this daylight saving time (w/ Video)

Whether you work an eight-hour shift or around the clock, chances are you are not getting the sleep you need. Dr. Aparajitha Verma, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Methodist Neurological Institute, says ...

Neuroscience

How sleep deprivation harms memory

Researchers from the Universities of Groningen (Netherlands) and Pennsylvania have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how sleep deprivation negatively affects memory.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Finding the roots of memory impairment from sleep deprivation

Anyone who has pulled an all-nighter knows there is a price to be paid the next day: trouble focusing, a fuzzy memory and other cognitive impairments. For students, these impairments might just result in a bad grade. But ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Effects of sleep deprivation on hard-pressed students

It's not uncommon to hear of undergraduates pulling all-nighters to prepare for exams or finish papers. Even though a number of studies have shown that sleep deprivation is unhealthy and can actually be counterproductive, ...

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