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Newswise: How to protect your sleep during the Covid-19 pandemic
Released: 30-Mar-2020 2:25 PM EDT
How to protect your sleep during the Covid-19 pandemic
University of Warwick

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the lives of many throughout the UK, most people are unable to go to work, some have seen their hours cut, some have had their job prospects changed, and for the general population their normal routine is upset, which means their sleeping pattern may be compromised too.

Newswise: Past Your Bedtime? Inconsistency May Increase Risk to Cardiovascular Health
Released: 24-Mar-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Past Your Bedtime? Inconsistency May Increase Risk to Cardiovascular Health
University of Notre Dame

Researchers at Notre Dame found that individuals going to bed even 30 minutes later than their usual bedtime presented a significantly higher resting heart rate that lasted into the following day.

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Released: 13-Mar-2020 2:55 PM EDT
How associative fear memory is formed in the brain
University of California, Riverside

How does the brain form "fear memory" that links a traumatic event to a particular situation? A pair of researchers at the University of California, Riverside, may have found an answer

Newswise: Distracted, Drowsy and Deadly
Released: 10-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Distracted, Drowsy and Deadly
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Survey results from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) find that nearly half of U.S. adults have struggled to stay awake while driving. To help drivers stay alert at the wheel, the AASM offers tips for National Distracted Driving Month in April.

Released: 5-Mar-2020 1:10 PM EST
Better sleep? Prebiotics could help
University of Colorado Boulder

Dietary compounds called prebiotics, which are found in fibrous foods such as artichokes, onions, leeks and some whole grains, improve sleep and boost stress resilience, according to a new study

Released: 4-Mar-2020 1:35 PM EST
Pathways: The Circadian Rhythms Issue
NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences and Scholastic, Inc., have collaborated to bring Pathways, STEM and ELA resources, to educators and students. The third magazine issue and accompanying teaching materials explore circadian rhythms, including how they affect our lives every day and some inspiring scientists who are researching them.

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2-Mar-2020 4:55 PM EST
Daylight Saving Returns Amid Global Debate to End Clock Change
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Daylight saving is approaching again, perhaps for the penultimate time in some countries where a fierce debate is being waged over its impact on health and the economy.

Newswise: How our brains create breathing rhythm is unique to every breath
Released: 3-Mar-2020 3:10 PM EST
How our brains create breathing rhythm is unique to every breath
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Breathing propels everything we do—so its rhythm must be carefully organized by our brain cells, right? Wrong. Every breath we take arises from a disorderly group of neurons – each like a soloist belting out its song before uniting as a chorus to harmonize on a brand-new melody. Or, in this case, a fresh breath.


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