Week In Sleep: 6 More Weeks of Sleep

By Katie Szymanski  |  Feb 3, 2017
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While the groundhog was busy giving us an excuse to stay in bed for even longer, we caught up on the latest sleep news. Everything you need to know to sleep soundly this weekend: 

We all agree that sleep is our body’s way of recharging. But what exactly takes place when you lay down for the night? Scientists hypothesize that our brain uses the time to restore synapses to enhance learning and memory. (The Guardian)

Can’t fall asleep? Take the Great Indoors…outside. Research suggests that immersing yourself in nature can help reset your internal clock to a natural sleep cycle. (TIME)

This professor is shaking up the sleepy engineering program at UC Davis. The ‘Design of Coffee’ course has become the most popular chemical engineering class offering in the country. (Wired)

Breakfast is the most important (and delicious) meal of the day. According to a new study featured in the American Heart Association’s journal, it’s more necessary than we may think. Meal timing can effect your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes. (Refinery29)

Are Americans ready for pajamas as everyday wear? One fashion analyst sees strong predictions for the athleisure trend to spread to pjs. But we’ve known really this for years. (CBS)

 

 

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