Week In Sleep: Brunch In Bed

By Tom Packman  |  Apr 8, 2017
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While you were busy counting excuses to stay in, we caught up on the latest sleep news. Everything you need to know to sleep soundly this weekend:

Do you consider yourself a night owl? Scientists have discovered a night owl genetic mutation that affects 1.2% of the population. People impacted by the gene feel as if they are constantly jetlagged due to their unique sleep cycle. (NBC)

You are what you eat… and sleep. According to a recent study, your brain’s sensitivity to food smells is increased when you are sleep deprived. This makes you more likely to go for junk food instead of more healthy options. Getting a full 8 hours doesn’t mean we’ll say no to pizza though. (Huff Post)

BREAKING: Netflix ditched their star rating system. You can now give a show either a thumbs up or down, and it will provide future recommendations based on your feedback. This will add to your ‘% Match Score’ that will decide how likely you are to be interested in a show. (CNN)

Ever wonder why kids can nap all day and sleep all night?  But when you want to fall asleep you can’t? It turns out your brain is actually responsible. (NY Mag)

How long do adults typically sleep for? Do we really need to sleep for 8 hours a night? Are we sleeping less than we used to? Sleep scientists weigh in on the great sleep debate. (News – Medical)

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