Can Sunny Days Prevent Sleepless Nights? Biology Health 

Can Sunny Days Prevent Sleepless Nights?

By Shayna Keyles @shaynakeyles If you’re like most people these days, you’re glued to a screen for a good portion of your waking life. I know I’m guilty: I’m on the computer all day for work, on my phone to fuel my Instagram addiction, and in front of the TV in the evenings for a hearty dose of Netflix. Work, entertainment, and necessary services are all available on screens, which means our eyes spend a lot of time looking away from natural light. Some reports estimate that Americans over the…

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Cant Sleep, Lying Awake Biology Health 

Sleepless, Lying Awake in Your Hotel? This Might Be Why

A study released today shows that the left brain hemisphere is more wakeful than normal when sleeping in a new place for the first time, leaving exhausted travelers lying awake in hotels rooms around the world. The fact that many people sleep poorly during the first night in a new environment – such as a hotel room – is a well-known phenomenon. Now, results from a new study in Current Biology by Brown University researchers could point to why this is the case. We talked to the study’s lead author,Masako…

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