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9 Groundbreaking Discoveries About Sleep

There’s a lot about sleep that we don’t understand, like why we even sleep in the first place, for example. Here are some amazing discoveries biologists have made while trying to solve the mystery of sleep.

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Sources:
https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/6429/fatal-familial-insomnia
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM198610163151605
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/06/magazine/3-case-study-fatal-familial-insomnia-location-venice-italy-to-sleep-no-more.html
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/016643289500020T

Brain activity
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12576-015-0414-3
http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/74/1/9
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/81/2111/597

Brain centers
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12576-015-0414-3
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1932-00279-000
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0361923006000463

Memory
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763414002474
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5020097/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3768102/

Healing
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16120095
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9456469
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306987711002234?np=y
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1299128/

Pain
https://www.uni-bamberg.de/fileadmin/uni/fakultaeten/ppp_professuren/physiologische_psychologie/Publikation/sleepmedicinereviews.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25915149
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/216974
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/176677

Blue light
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/q-a-why-is-blue-light-before-bedtime-bad-for-sleep/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23509952
http://www.pnas.org/content/112/4/1232

Dishwasher
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3551275/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24199995

Ancestors
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26654373

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