Can Sunny Days Prevent Sleepless Nights? Biology Health 

Can Sunny Days Prevent Sleepless Nights?

By Shayna Keyles @shaynakeyles If you’re like most people these days, you’re glued to a screen for a good portion of your waking life. I know I’m guilty: I’m on the computer all day for work, on my phone to fuel my Instagram addiction, and in front of the TV in the evenings for a hearty dose of Netflix. Work, entertainment, and necessary services are all available on screens, which means our eyes spend a lot of time looking away from natural light. Some reports estimate that Americans over the…

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memories and sleep Biology 

Sleep Makes Memories More Accessible, Vivid

You may have heard that sleeping protects memories from being forgotten. According to new research, however, sleep can also make those memories easier to access. The results of a new study from the University of Exeter and the Basque Centre for Cognition, Brain and Language suggest that after sleep we are more likely to recall facts we could not remember before. The beneficial impact of sleep on memory is well established, and the act of sleeping is known to help us remember the things that we did, or heard, the…

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