The solution to insomnia may be easier and safer than sleep medications, which can have serious side effects including addiction, daytime sleepiness, depression, memory loss.
Star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes appear to play an essential role in sleep, scientists with the WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center are finding.
Four WSU faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences and two others were chosen to serve on the academy’s leadership board.
Working night shifts or other nonstandard work schedules increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, metabolic disorders, heart disease, stroke and cancer.
When we rest, some parts of our brain are active. When we are up and moving, parts of our brain are at rest.
WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center has embarked on a $2.8 million study to determine how poor sleep impacts decision-making.
Many of us have trouble sleeping. So, imagine trying to sleep in outer space.
By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research
SPOKANE, Wash. – If you spend your nights staring at the bedroom ceiling, you’re not alone. About a quarter of U.S. adults suffer from insomnia, which significantly impacts their quality of life.
A new study by a WSU College of Nursing researcher showed information on sleep issues and strategies could help police suffering from the mental and physical effects of chronic fatigue.
Individuals with a particular variation of the DRD2 gene are resilient to the effects of sleep deprivation when completing tasks that require cognitive flexibility.