Psychology & Psychiatry

Using your favorite song as an alarm can help you wake up more alert

This morning after waking when the alarm went off, you may have experienced a feeling of grogginess and lack of alertness. This is a physiological phenomenon termed "sleep inertia." If you experience this, you are not alone. ...

Health

A coffee and catnap keep you sharp on the nightshift

A simple coffee and a quick catnap could be the cure for staying alert on the nightshift as new research from the University of South Australia shows that this unlikely combination can improve attention and reduce sleep inertia.

Health

How to sleep like a pro athlete

Do you want an easy way to improve your game? Get a bit more sleep, and the results could surprise you.

Genetics

Researchers pin down the genetics of going under

(Medical Xpress)—Falling asleep in your bed at night and being "put to sleep" under general anesthesia – as well as waking up in the morning or coming out of anesthesia – aren't quite the same thing, yet they share ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Making a change: Status quo bias in health decision making

Medical noncompliance—or failure to follow the doctor's orders—is estimated to increase healthcare costs in the US by $100 billion per year. Patients sometimes opt not to take medicines, for instance, because the side ...

Sleep apnea

Want to boost your memory and mood? Take a nap, but keep it short

We're told to have power naps to keep us safe on the road and improve our alertness if we've had insufficient sleep. They even help our surgeons stay awake during long shifts. But siestas and nana naps can also leave us feeling ...

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