What Induces Sleep? For Fruit Flies It’s Stress at the Cellular Level

Sleep-deprived fruit flies helped reveal what induces sleep. University of Oxford researchers Anissa Kempf, Gero Miesenböck, and colleagues reveal that fruit fly sleep is driven by oxidative stress, the imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body.

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Family and Environmental Risk Factors are Linked to Poor Sleep in Young Children

Poor sleep habits and sleep disorders are very common in early childhood, especially in children exposed to multiple family and environmental risks like parental depression and poverty, say researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in a study recently published in the journal Sleep.

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