Productive on Six Hours of Sleep? You’re Deluding Yourself, Expert Says

Productive on six hours of sleep? You’re deluding yourself, expert says

Getting through the workday on little sleep is a point of pride for some. But skimping on shuteye could be shortening your life and making you a less than stellar employee, according to Matthew Walker, founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Sleep’s Role in Memory Consolidation Unpicked

Sleep’s role in memory consolidation unpicked

Sleep spindles, a type of brain activity recorded during stage two of sleep, has repeatedly been associated with improving brain plasticity and consolidating memory. Scientists are now drawing closer to explaining the mechanism behind this effect. It is known that sleep is vital to our normal daily functioning, and that a lack of proper nightly sleep can seriously affect our cognition and general well-being.

Sleep tips for Shift Workers: How to Regain Control of an Erratic Sleep Pattern

9 ways to sleep better if you’re a shift worker

Sticking to a regular, healthy sleep cycle is tough at the best of times, but for shift workers it’s down-right impossible. Working changeable hours, day and night, forces individuals to sleep against the clock, consequently increasing their risk of chronic health conditions (including heart disease and cancer), poor mental health and early death.

Dream Loss – Sleep Deprivation Is Causing A Hidden Epidemic

Dream Loss – Sleep Deprivation Is Causing A Hidden Epidemic

At the bottom of many of the health issues attributed to sleep loss lies a hidden epidemic of dream loss, according to a newly published review of data. The paper, by Rubin Naiman, PhD, a sleep and dream specialist at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, describes the diverse factors that cause rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and dream loss.