Any disorder that affects, disrupts, or involves sleep.
The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research provides a section on its Web site for patient and public information, which includes publications and fact sheets, an interactive sleep quiz, and links to further online resources.
The National Sleep Foundation supports sleep-related education, research, and advocacy. Its attractive site contains extensive information about the prevalence and effects of sleep deprivation and many helpful on-line articles.
A teen-focused description of sleep and sleep disorders.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine sponsors YourSleep, which houses resources on sleep disorders, treatments, hygiene, studies, and more.
Researchers at the 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Copenhagen suggest that differences in sleep waves could reflect intelligence or disease states.
rising too early or too late can lead to health troubles.
Learning false information when sleepy can change a person’s memory of a photograph, researchers find.
discussed the molecular mechanisms linking sleep to depression and stress at
the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Milan last month.
Many recent studies have demonstrated that sleep benefits all aspects of neural plasticity. Currently under investigation are the underlying cellular mechanisms, which should explain why these benefits can only be obtained when the brain is off-line. One of our series of Reports on Progress.
Researchers are starting to build theories of what makes us self-aware based on research in unconsciousness, including anesthesia and recovery from coma.