Sleep deprivation leads to false confessions

Sleep deprivation may lead individuals to confess to crimes they did not commit, according to a recent American study. Famous psychologist Elizabeth Loftus, who has been studying false memories for many years, is amongst its authors. Researchers have asked 88 … Ler Mais

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Sunlight is our main sleep synchronizer. Therefore exposure to ultra bright light is successfully used in sleep disorders that are caused or accompanied by a dysfunction of the circadian system. Phototherapy has concrete indication in cases of sleep phase delay, … Ler Mais

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Night eating may occur in two syndromes, which partly overlap but are distinct from one another. In the night eating syndrome, the patient gets up to eat and does it unconsciously, with confusional components, having no recollection of the episode. … Ler Mais

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There are three factors in adolescence that, once combined, can have a negative effect on sleep. Two of them are physiologic (organic): teenagers tend to sleep later, they have a mild “phase delay” and, alongside it, an increased need for … Ler Mais

Sleep, by Edgar Degas

French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas performed this work during the years between 1883 and 1885, in monotype – an artistic process that produces a single print. Degas (1834-1917) enjoyed this printing process because it gave him greater freedom of improvisation … Ler Mais

The Dream (The Bed) by Frida Kahlo

The Dream (The Bed), by Frida Kahlo, is a 1940 oil painting where sleep, dreams and death entwine with a strong surrealist undertone. In this painting Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) sleeps in a bed that resembles the four-poster bed where she … Ler Mais