The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science | Life and style | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/24/why-lack-of-sleep-health-worst-enemy-matthew-walker-why-we-sleep

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Genetic Architecture of Subcortical Brain Structures in Over 40,000 Individuals Worldwide | bioRxiv

http://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/08/28/173831

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1% less REM Sleep => 9% increased risk for Dementia 12 years later

http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2017/08/lack-rem-sleep-linked-higher-dementia-risk/?utm_content=buffer5e93c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Why We Sleep Under Blankets, Even on Hot Nights

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/blankets-summer-hot?utm_content=bufferf2b2e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Marquis et al (2017)

REM Sleep Theta Changes in Frequent Nightmare Recallers
SLEEP, August, 2017
Louis-Philippe Marquis; Tyna Paquette; Cloé Blanchette-Carrière; Gaëlle Dumel; Tore Nielsen

Study Objectives: To replicate and expand upon past research by evaluating sleep and wake electroencephalographic spectral activity in samples of frequent nightmare (NM) recallers and healthy controls.
Methods: Computation of spectral activity for sleep (non-REM and REM) and wake electroencephalogram recordings from 18 frequent NM recallers and 15 control participants.
Results: There was higher “slow-theta” (2–5 Hz) for NM recallers than for controls during wake, non-REM sleep and REM sleep. Differences were clearest for frontal and central derivations and for REM sleep cycles 2-4. There was also higher beta activity during NREM sleep for NM recallers. Findings partially replicate past research by demonstrating higher relative “slow-theta” (3-4Hz) for NM recallers than for controls.
Conclusions: Findings are consistent with a neurocognitive model of nightmares that stipulates cross-state anomalies in emotion processing in NM-prone individuals.

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Sense of purpose aids sleep, US scientists find | Science | The Guardian

https://amp.theguardian.com/science/2017/jul/10/sense-of-purpose-aids-sleep-us-scientists-find


On wakefulness fluctuations as a source of BOLD functional connectivity dynamics | Scientific Reports

http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-06389-4

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