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The Great Canadian Sleepwalk – the road to good nights

Tue, 2016-08-16 15:27

"To sleep - to sleep, perchance to dream”, these words made famous by William Shakespeare, in the play Hamlet are familiar to many of us. But did you know that sleep is just as important as diet and exercise for a healthy lifestyle?

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Rapid eye movement sleep: keystone of memory formation

Fri, 2016-05-13 11:47

By Bruno Geoffroy 

For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase where dreams appear – is directly involved in memory formation.

Now, a study published in Science by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University) and the University of Bern provides evidence that REM sleep does, indeed, play this role – at least in mice.

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Small increases in sleep improve grades

Mon, 2016-04-04 14:16

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

​Family and community involvement key in empowering students to make healthier choices regarding their sleep

Elementary school-age children who improved their sleep habits also improved in their academic performance, according to a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in partnership with the Riverside School Board in Montreal.

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It’s all in a good night’s sleep

Study finds link between sleep quality and grades of schoolchildren in math and languages
Thu, 2015-01-08 10:33

Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents. But a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal suggests it’s well worth the effort: the researchers found that a good night’s sleep is linked to better performance in math and languages – subjects that are powerful predictors of later learning and academic success.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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Putting sleep disorders to bed

Researchers at McGill and Concordia universities discover new way to improve internal clock function
Wed, 2013-08-21 12:01

Overnight flights across the Atlantic, graveyard shifts, stress-induced insomnia are all prime culprits in keeping us from getting a good night’s sleep. Thanks to new research from McGill University and Concordia University, however, these common sleep disturbances may one day be put to bed.

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Dr. Reut Gruber's research featured in Time Healthland, CBS News and CNN Health

Fri, 2012-10-19 09:21
Time Healthland: More Sleep Means More Focused, Emotionally Stable Kids
Read full artcile: http://healthland.time.com/2012/10/15/more-sleep-means-more-focused-emotionally-stable-kids/#ixzz29kYl97FI
CBS News: 27 extra minutes of sleep may make kids better behaved
Read article:http://www.cb

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Contact: Dr. Reut Gruber
Organization: Department of Psychiatry
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Source Site: /psychiatry