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The Restful Roundup: here’s the latest sleep news

The topic of sleep has been a big part of recent news, yet again. New research from University of Colorado Boulder found that getting too little — or too much — sleep can boost your risk of heart attack, even if you’re healthy. Meanwhile at the University of California San Francisco, the very scientists who identified the only human gene known to promote “natural short sleep” have discovered a second. Also, new study says naps aren’t a lazy indulgence. In moderation, they may actually be good for your heart.

Read all this and more, in the links provided below:

Time Magazine:  Go Ahead, Take a Nap. A New Study Says They May Be Good For Your Heart

New York Times: Wide Awake At 3 A.M.? Don’t Just Look At Your Phone

UCSF: After 10 Year Search, Scientists Find Second “Short Sleep” Gene

Healthline: Getting Too Much Or Too Little Sleep Can Hurt Your Heart

Consumer Reports: 5 Strategies To Help You Fix Frequent Nighttime Awakenings What Happens in Your Brain While You Dream

National Institutes Of Health: The Brain May Actively Forget During Dream Sleep


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