Tag: sleep cycles

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This Nobel-Winning Discovery Could Transform the Way We Sleep

This fall, American biologist Michael Rosbash got a deep sleep-disrupting call from Sweden at 5 a.m. Though disorienting, the news was worth waking up for: He and two fellow scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research on circadian rhythms. Though Rosbash claims he was surprised that […]


Why Total Sleep is More Important Than REM Sleep

The average American adult slept nine hours a night in 1910, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. That average has dropped steadily ever since. Sleeptracker® data reveals that the average American now sleeps about six hours and 40 minutes. While sleep tracking apps and mattress monitors are helping put sleep at the […]