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There is still a lot of mystery behind the science of why we sleep, other than we certainly need to! Unfortunately, with the near-constant presence of artificial light in the modern world (and the constant, instantaneous electronic access to stressors and stimulants, such as work emails, exciting television, or brain-grabbing video games), our sleep patterns have been deeply affected. Adequate good-quality sleep is a very important part of a healthy life, as it influences brain function, mood, hormone levels, weight, and a host of other bodily functions.

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Claudia Aguirre: What Would Happen If You Didn’t Sleep?

In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Claudia Aguirre shows what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep.

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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don’t sleep.

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Why Sleep Is Important

Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep.

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FindCenterLong is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.

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Sleep Is Your Superpower | Matt Walker

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature’s best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker.

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The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

Co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health and our decision-making and undermines our work lives, our personal lives–and even our sex lives.

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How Much Sleep Do I Need?

The amount of sleep a person needs depends on many things, including their age.

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FindCenterAlso, I could finally sleep. And this was the real gift, because when you cannot sleep, you cannot get yourself out of the ditch—there’s not a chance.

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How to Succeed? Get More Sleep | Arianna Huffington

In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night’s sleep.

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The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep

For Dr. Guy Leschziner’s patients, there is no rest for the weary in mind and body. Insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, apnea, and sleepwalking are just a sampling of conditions afflicting sufferers who cannot sleep―and their experiences in trying are the stuff of nightmares.

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