Health

Sleepy drivers involved in 100,000 crashes a year

(HealthDay)—Driving under the influence and distracted driving are well-known hazards, but few people think twice about getting behind the wheel when feeling drowsy, a sleep expert warns.

Health

I can't sleep. What drugs can I (safely) take?

If you're having trouble sleeping, medicines shouldn't be your first option. Exercise regularly, cut back on coffee (and other caffeinated drinks) after midday, eat less in the evening, ease up on "screen time" before, and ...

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea could favour tumor growth at young ages

A scientific study, conducted with animal models, states that sleep apnea can favour lung cancer growth in young individuals. Thus, aging would be a protecting factor against the fast tumor development, induced by this sleep ...

Neuroscience

A single control center for sleep and wake in the brain

Until now, it was thought that multiple brain areas were needed to control sleep and wakefulness. Neuroscientists from Bern have now identified one single control center for the sleep-wake cycle in the brain. The findings ...

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