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White Noise: How It Helps Sleep

White Noise: How It Helps Sleep

By: Mina Woods-Corwin, Journalist
White noise is something our brain can focus on instead of getting distracted by random noises. Often, loud noises aren't what wake people up, but the change in sound.
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The Importance Of The Sleep Cycle

By: Wendy Cabrera , Journalist
It consists of four stages, including light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep. Each stage is critical for different functions of the body, including memory consolidation, emotional processing, and physical restoration.
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School vs. Sleep

By: Peyton Reed, Journalist
Because of early school start times, over 70% of high school students do not get enough sleep. Adolescents who do not get enough sleep have a higher chance of obesity, diabetes, and injuries.
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False Awakenings

By: Cynthia Sanchez Zambrano, Journalist
It can feel as though you're actually stuck in a dream
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What Happens When You Fall Asleep?

What Happens When You Fall Asleep?

By: Izaak Shaker, Journalist

Your brain has an internal clock, called the SCN (suprachiasmatic nucleus). When the brain gets signaled that it is nighttime, the SCN sends messages to the pineal gland. The pineal gland controls melatonin,...

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sticker snoring solution

Isn't it annoying when you start snoring at night and others get bothered form you. Of inserting something in your mouth or nose, the contraption simply adheres onto your cheeks, where it will be...

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