Sleep

An online self-help program that helps people sleep better is more effective than the targets for face-to-face psychological therapy, a study involving over 7,000 NHS patients has found. Sleepio, a six-week digital treatment for insomnia, helped 56% of users beat the condition, whereas the target rate for...

The presence of dreaming during rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep indicates that memory formation may occur during this sleep stage. But a Japanese study published in June found that activity in a specific group of neurons is necessary for memory consolidation during REM sleep. Identifying...

From CBD oil to banana-peel tea, we get all kinds of unorthodox methods to help induce sleep come across our desk every week; but one that’s likely been all over your feed for the last few years are blue light glasses. Blue light glasses...

If you're like most people, the first 15 minutes after you wake up aren't your finest moments. Aside from morning breath, bed head, crusty eyes and grumpiness, you're not firing on all cylinders, mentally speaking, right after getting out of bed. This transitional...

Getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult at the best of times. But it can be even harder when you’re anxious or have something on your mind – a global pandemic, for example. Even if you’re struggling, getting a good night’s sleep...

When we think of the typical obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patient, we often imagine someone overweight, sedentary, middle-aged . . . and male. Until recently, many doctors viewed sleep apnea as mostly a man’s disease, and that resulted in many more men than...

If you find yourself struggling to quit sugar and unhealthy fats, it might be because you're not getting enough sleep, according to a study published in this month by the Journal of the American Heart Association. The researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical...

New research at the University of British Columbia has suggested that being exposed to a romantic partner’s scent can help improve sleep quality even when they are not present. For the study, the researchers analysed sleep data from 155 participants who were given two...

The exact reason why we sleep has long been one of the greatest mysteries of modern science, but a recent study offers a theory corroborated earlier research that sleep may act as a way for your brain to flush out all the waste...

Here at ISS, all kinds of unorthodox methods to help induce sleep come across our desk every week. The most recent of these being banana-peel tea. Supposedly boiling a whole washed banana in a saucepan with water for 10-15 minutes and drinking the...

The increase of sleep pods and relaxation rooms in offices, ostensibly introduced to combat increased stress and fatigue among employees, may actually be fuelling a 24-hour working culture. In recognition of the importance of sleep, innovative companies like Google, Nike, and Hootsuite have all...

With Superbowl LIV right around the corner, there is no better time to talk about the integration of fatigue science in the world of sport, especially the NFL. NFL teams obsessively track everything they can about a player: weight, muscle mass, hand-eye coordination and...