Neuroscientist Receives Grant for Preschool Sleep Study

Neuroscientist Receives Grant for Preschool Sleep Study

AMHERST, Mass. – Neuroscientist Rebecca Spencer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a five-year, $2.64 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore, in a series of laboratory and preschool-based studies, whether mid-day...
Why Do We Fall Asleep When Bored?

Why Do We Fall Asleep When Bored?

University of Tsukuba researcher discovers why we have the tendency to fall asleep in the absence of motivating stimuli, i.e., when bored. Tsukuba, Japan – Losing yourself in your favorite things without sleeping, or falling asleep during boring lectures — As humans,...

Parent-to-Parent: Sleep Problems

Adoptive Families asked its readers, “What sleep problems did you encounter after you adopted your child, and how did you handle them?” After a week with very little sleep I bought the book Sleeping Through the Night, by Jodi A. Mindell. It advocates a modified Ferber...

Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to 3 Americans for Body Clock Studies

Three scientists used fruit flies to isolate a gene that controls the rhythm of a living organism’s daily life, reports The New York Times. Dr. Hall, Dr. Rosbash and Dr. Young were “able to peek inside our biological clock,” helping “explain how plants, animals and...