An extra hour of sleep ‘boosts women’s likelihood of sex’

For women, each additional hour of sleep increases the likelihood of sex by 14%. This is according to a new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Although previous studies have looked closely at medical illness, psychological disorders and relationship dissatisfaction as factors that can lead to sex problems for women – such as a lack of sexual fantasies or diminished arousal – sleep…

Sleep Helps Detox Your Brain

New research shows that a recently discovered mechanism that removes waste products from the brain is mainly active during sleep. This revelation could transform scientific understanding of what sleep is for, and how it works and offers new directions for brain disease treatments. The team, from University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), write about their findings in the latest online issue of Science. Lead author…

FDA recommends reducing dosage of sleep aid Lunesta

Read original article here. The Columbus Dispatch – May 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that people prescribed the sleeping pill Lunesta should be starting with half the current recommended dose, part of the agency’s continuing effort to reduce sleep aids’ risky side effects, such as drowsiness while driving. The agency recommended a new starting dose of 1 milligram, down…

Want to learn a new dance or yoga posture? Sleep on it!

According to researchers at the University of Montreal, the regions of the brain that play an important role as we train our bodies’ movements interact more effectively after a night of sleep. While researchers knew that sleep helped us learn sequences of movements (motor learning), it was not known why. Read the article A night’s sleep helps us to learn motor sequences from Medical News…

Lucid dreamers solve more problems in reality

The movie Inception popularized the concept of “lucid dreaming,” where you wake-up within a dream and are not limited by the constraints of reality. A new study by the University of Lincoln in the UK suggests lucid dreamers are likely to have better problem-solving skills in reality. According to Dr. Bourke, who leads the research team, “It is believed that for dreamers to become lucid…