Sleep - Health Newstrack

Sleep is the state of natural rest observed in humans and is characterized by a reduction in voluntary body movement, temporary blindness, decreased reaction to external stimuli, loss of consciousness, an increased rate of anabolism (the synthesis of cell structures), and a decreased rate of catabolism (the breakdown of cell structures). In humans, regular sleep is necessary for survival.

Using mice, researchers showed for the first time that the space between brain cells may increase during sleep, allowing the brain to flush out toxins that build up during…


Adolescents who sleep poorly may be at risk of cardiovascular disease in later life. “We found an association between sleep disturbance and cardiovascular risk in adolescents, as determined by…







During the dream phase of sleep, also known as REM sleep, our stress chemistry shuts down and the brain processes emotional experiences and takes the painful edge off difficult…

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