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Medical News Today: Is sleeping too much bad for your brain?

The largest sleep study ever conducted concludes that both sleeping too little and too much negatively impacts cognitive ability, regardless of age.

Medical News Today: How daytime naps could help us make better decisions

In a new study, scientists have tested the brain's ability to process unconscious information before and after a short bout of sleep.

Medical News Today: A new blood test may detect sleep deprivation

Sleeplessness can lead to a number of negative outcomes, from lost work to car crashes, but a new blood test may now be able to measure sleep deprivation.

Medical News Today: Why a regular bedtime may benefit your heart and metabolism

New research examines the cardiometabolic health risks associated with irregular bedtimes among older adults over a 10-year period.

Medical News Today: Lucid dreaming: Controlling the stories of sleep

In this Spotlight, we explore the phenomenon that is lucid dreaming. We explain what it is, what to do to achieve it, and whether it brings any risks.

Medical News Today: How to tell if stress is affecting your sleep

Stress can adversely affect physical and mental health. One common result of stress is an inability to sleep. Insufficient sleep can increase the risk of a range of health conditions. Reducing stress through exercise and medication can improve quality of sleep. Learn more about the link between stress and sleep here.

Medical News Today: How can I get to sleep easily?

Many people struggle with falling asleep. The time it takes to fall asleep varies from person-to-person, but there are several things that people can try to make themselves fall asleep faster. Tips to fall asleep naturally include exercise and avoiding caffeine around bedtime. Learn more about ways to fall asleep here.

Medical News Today: The 5 Most Impactful Findings From National Geographic’s ‘Science of Sleep’ Issue

'Sleep is an undiscovered country that each one of us travels to every night, but we really don't understand it very well.' National Geographic explore.

Medical News Today: Too much sleep could be worse for health than too little

Sleeping more or less than 7–8 hours is tied to higher risk of death and cardiovascular problems, with more being worse than less, says global study.

Medical News Today: Even minor sleep problems raise women’s blood pressure

A new study concludes that even minor sleep disturbances, such as finding it difficult to nod off, can increase the risk of hypertension in women.