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Sleep is very important for the human body. Studies continue to show that a lack of sleep can be harmful and that sleep helps with memory recollection. There remains much about sleep that we still do not understand. Here is the latest sleep news coverage from Science, Space & Robots.

Sleep Deprived People Have Trouble Accurately Reading Facial Expressions
Researchers have found that people who are sleep deprived have more trouble reading facial expressions. (July 19, 2015)

Study Links Reduced Sleep to Childhood Obesity
A new study has linked reduced sleep to childhood obesity. Over 1,000 children were monitored in the study. (June 7, 2014)

Exploding Head Syndrome is a Real Sleep Disorder
Exploding head syndrome is a real sleep disorder says Washington State University researcher. (May 6, 2014)

Scientists Sequence Genetic Code of the Tsetse Fly
The genetic code of the tsetse fly has been sequenced. The fly gives birth to live young and is the sold transmitter of sleeping sickness. (April 24, 2014)

Study Finds Brain May Use Sleep to Flush Out Toxins
A new study has found that sleep may help flush toxins out of the brain. Researchers found the space between brain cells in mice brains increased when they were sleeping. (October 17, 2013)

Full Moon Can Disturb Human Sleep Say Scientists
A sleep study conducted by researchers from the University of Basel indicates that a full moon can disturb a person's sleep. (July 25, 2013)

FDA Lowers Recommended Dose of Insomnia Drugs, Including Ambien
ABC News is reporting that the FDA is warning that Ambien's effects can linger in the body. (January 10, 2013)

Ibis Hotel Group Installs Robots to Paint Your Sleep Patterns
The Ibis hotel group is installing robots in its Berlin, London and Paris hotels to paint your sleep patterns. (October 12, 2012)

Sleep Study Involving Noises and Smells Finds You Can Learn New Information While You Sleep
A new Weizmann Institute study has found that it is possible to learn while you sleep. (September 2, 2012)

Study Finds Sacrificing Sleep to Study Can Lead to Academic Problems
A new study has found that sacrificing sleep to study more can lead to academic problems. (August 22, 2012)

Stanford Study Finds Nearly 30% of Americans Have Sleepwalked
A new study from Stanford University School of Medicine researchers has found that nearly 30% of U. (May 14, 2012)

Twins Study Finds Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep a Night Can Make You Gain Weight
A new study on twins - described as a genotype-environment interaction twin study - has found that a shorter sleep duration is associated with increased Body Mass Index (BMI) and increased genetic influences on BMI. (May 3, 2012)

Pillow Robot Smacks You When You Snore
A pillow robot was created by scientists at Waseda University in Tokyo to help people suffering from sleep apnea. (December 12, 2011)

Study Finds Brain Neurons Turn Off in Sleep-Deprived Rats
A new study of rats found that the more rats are sleep-deprived, the more some of their neurons take catnaps - with consequent declines in task performance. (April 27, 2011)

Study Finds Sleep Might Help Clear Arteries
The Washington Post reports that a new five-year study has found that more sleep can reduce calcium deposits in people's arteries. (December 28, 2008)

Sleeping Soundly Provides Memory Boost
Need to learn something? Try an intense period of studying followed by a good night's sleep. (July 14, 2008)

The Marmot Never Summer Sleeping Bag
The 2008 Marmot Never Summer sleeping bag looks like it will always keep you snug and warm even on the coldest winter days. (March 12, 2008)

Nasal Spray Could Help the Sleep Deprived
Wired reports that scientists have discovered a brain hormone called orexin A that people could snort to reverse the effects of sleep deprivation. (December 28, 2007)

Pills to Replace Sleep
Sky News reports on the possibility that pills in the future could replace or reduce the need for sleep. (March 27, 2006)