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Medical News Today: Why narcolepsy is an autoimmune condition

Previous research has suggested that narcolepsy may be an autoimmune condition. Now, a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications finds additional evidence that…

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Medical News Today: Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts

When we sleep poorly, we may feel less inclined to participate in social activities. Now, researchers have found evidence that being sleep-deprived can not only…

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Medical News Today: What is a hypnic jerk?

Hypnic jerks, which people also refer to as hypnagogic jerks or “sleep starts,” are involuntary muscle contractions that some people experience as they are falling…

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Medical News Today: Why do we sleep? Scientists find brain repair mechanism

Sleep is an important part of the daily life cycle of most animals — including humans. But when an animal sleeps, it leaves itself defenseless…

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Medical News Today: Is insomnia genetic?

Studies into the heritability of insomnia go back over half a century. Recent research points the finger at hundreds of genes, yet they can only…

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Medical News Today: Sleeping more on weekends does not make up for past sleep loss

Whenever we sleep poorly throughout the week, we comfort ourselves with the thought that we will make up for lost slumber at the weekend. However,…

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Medical News Today: Sleep apnea: Daytime sleepiness might help predict cardiovascular risk

A recent study categorizing people with obstructive sleep apnea based on their differing symptoms found a strong link between excessive daytime sleepiness and cardiovascular disease….

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Medical News Today: How exercise can counter the effects of jet lag

New research in The Journal of Physiology suggests that exercising at certain times of the day can alter the circadian rhythms, potentially offering a new…

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