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A New Medication for Insomnia?

The discovery of orexins which are neuropeptide hormones – brain chemicals that are important in promoting wakefulness – which have given researchers new targets for developing sleep medications.

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Lack of Sleep Impacts Metabolism, Study Reports

A small study by researchers at the University of Chicago reports that sleep deprivation has a significant impact on the ability of the body’s fat cells to respond to insulin and, as a result, on the metabolism. The study followed seven young adults who slept either four-and-a-half hours or eight-and-a-half hours for four consecutive nights. After four more »

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