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Category: Sleep

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July 28, 2016

No dream: electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

By targeting one facet of the brain’s electrical activity, UNC neuroscientist Flavio Frohlich, PhD, showed it’s possible to enhance memory, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Neurology, Research, Sleep, Treatment

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March 25, 2015

Conquering Sleep Problems

If you’ve been accused of getting up ‘on the wrong side of the bed,’ is it because you didn’t get much sleep on any side on the bed? Some simple changes in your daily habits may be effective in helping you rest easier. Exercise early. Activity too close to bedtime can wind you up and…


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Aziz Sancar

September 15, 2014

UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle

Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, the lab of UNC’s Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, discovered the mechanisms responsible for keeping the clock in sync.

Innovation, Research, Sleep

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January 2, 2014

Are you sleeping in the right position?

Did you know you could actually improve your health while you sleep? It’s true. Your sleep position—whether you’re a side, back or stomach sleeper—not only affects the quality of your sleep, it also can help alleviate or aggravate certain conditions, like sleep apnea, acid reflux and more.


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November 3, 2013

10 Tips for Healthy Sleep

November 3rd is the end of daylight savings time, allowing us to "fall back" an hour, and what better time than to improve your sleep habits? A healthy sleep schedule offers endless benefits, including lower stress, healthier weight, better brain function, and a stronger immune system. Here are 10 healthy sleep tips from the National Sleep Foundation.


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October 7, 2013

SIDS Awareness Month: Sleep Safe and Sound

October is National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness month. In 2011, the number of deaths in North Carolina attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) was the lowest in our history. While SIDS is not preventable, there are specific recommendations that can reduce the risks of SIDS.


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January 9, 2013

The 4 Sleep Stealers

When was the last time you got the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep at night? Even if you manage to push aside your worries, forgo late-night TV or leave the house in less-than-perfect shape and get to sleep at a decent hour, middle-of-the-night worries, your toddler’s nightmare or your own aches or pains wake you at 3 a.m...


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March 10, 2012

The Hidden Dangers of Sleeping Pills

People who take sleeping pills may be getting the benefits of a restful night’s sleep—but they may be getting more than they bargained for. New research shows that people who take prescription sleep aids regularly may increase the risk of early death and certain types of cancer...


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