Access to smartphones and tablets during bedtime could negatively affect children's sleep quality and quantity.
A new study from the Surrey Sleep Research Centre at the University of Surrey, claims that night shifts affect the brain performance of both sex differently and it is more disruptive to women's brains more than men's.
Plants and animals alter their behaviors based on the seasons. Humans, it turns out, are no different. Here are just a few ways we change with the season.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five adults in the United States regularly drinks alcohol to help them fall asleep, whether that be a cold beer, a glass of wine, or something stronger. However, new research has shown that this is actually a bad idea, as alcohol right before bed may interfere with the brain's built-in system for regulating sleep.
Mexican cave fish don't have a designated bedtime around which most of them sleep. That sets them apart from most animals and even some plants, for whom a specified time for sleep helps them to efficiently recharge. However, a new study suggests living in their lightless environment, sleeping whenever they please may help these fish save energy.
New research has found that parents of children with autism who practice better day-to-night transitions promote healthier sleep patterns and improve their overall behavior and quality of life.