1-in-5 Americans experiences mental illness

A new national US report reveals that 45.9 million American adults aged 18 or older, or 20 percent of this age group, experienced mental illness in the past year. The rate of mental illness was more than twice as high among those aged 18 to 25 (29.9 percent) than...

Pre-sleep drinking disrupts sleep

For individuals who drink before sleeping, alcohol initially acts as a sedative — marked by the delta frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) activity of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS) — but is later associated with sleep disruption. Significant reductions in EEG...

Alcohol’s Effects On Normal Sleep

Sleep is supported by natural cycles of activity in the brain and consists of two basic states: rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. Typically, people begin the sleep cycle with NREM sleep followed by a very short period of REM...

Sleep on It’ Is Sound, Science-Based Advice

In recent years, much sleep research has focused on memory, but now results of a new study by University of Massachusetts Amherst psychologist Rebecca Spencer and colleagues suggest another key effect of sleep is facilitating and enhancing complex cognitive skills...
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