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Tick tock: Time to sleep? Sleeping parasite has own internal clock

A team of researchers from iMM Lisboa led by LuĂ­sa Figueiredo and in collaboration with Joe Takahashi's group from Southwestern University has shown for the first time that the parasite responsible for sleeping sickness, ...

Humans evolved to get better sleep in less time

Insomniacs take heart: Humans get by on significantly less sleep than our closest animal relatives. The secret, according to a new study, is that our sleep is more efficient.

An astronaut's rhythm

Anyone who has flown long distances will be familiar with the jetlag that comes with travelling across time zones. Our body clocks need time to adjust to different daylight times as high-fliers and frequent travellers know ...

Switch to daylight saving time leads to cyberloafing at the office

(Medical Xpress) -- The annual shift to daylight saving time and its accompanying loss of sleep cause employees to spend more time than normal surfing the Web for content unrelated to their work, resulting in potentially ...

Sleep timer

A sleep timer is a function on many modern televisions that shut off the power after a preset amount of time. The setting is usually made either from the remote control or the television menus. They are intended to allow viewers to watch as they fall asleep.

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