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In the U.S. alone, sleep disorder expenditure expanded 12% from 2008 to 2011 and drowsy drivers causes 1,550 fatalities in the U.S. annually. Now, scientists have discovered what may be causing this disruption in sleep, Bloomberg News reports. "While the noisy ping of a nocturnal e-mail or text message can...
While pulling an all-nighter can cause you to be grouchy or sleepy, it may also cause more significant brain damage, The Boston Globe reports. The finding is based on a study in Sleep that tested 15 men for serum levels of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and S100 calcium binding protein B (S-100B), two...
Reuters reports that "Scientists have found that the sleep disorder narcolepsy can sometimes be triggered by a scientific phenomenon known as 'molecular mimicry', offering a possible explanation for its link to a GlaxoSmithKline H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine." Researchers found that a portion of a protein from...