Tagged: sleep

TOSP Episode 24: March 12th 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Mar 15, 2012

Greetings again, fine TOSPers! Apologies for the delay – a host of computer and time-related issues have delayed us a little. But here we are! This week, Elf and aimee talk many things atom/molecule-related, and some other pretty cool stuff, too 🙂 Specifically, we look at anti-atoms and the new science of … Read More

The (supposed) myth of the 8-hour sleep - Sleep on it

Karyn O'Keeffe Mar 12, 2012

Last week a sleep colleague and I gave a presentation to a group of GPs.  It was one of those slightly disorganised things where you know what you’re presenting but not a great deal about anyone else’s presentation.  Our introduction by a GP colleague of ours gave a light-hearted overview of the importance of sleep… including a recent … Read More

Chill out with melatonin-laced brownies? - Sleep on it

Karyn O'Keeffe May 18, 2011

To the casual observer, it may appear that some months ago I started to blog on sleep, wrote a few posts… and then simply disappeared from the blogosphere.  Unfortunately, April was a month of over-commitment on my part (I’m really good at that).  But, I’m back… During the last few days, my Google reader has been filled with reports of … Read More

Measuring sleep: The squiggles explained! (Part 2) - Sleep on it

Karyn O'Keeffe Apr 07, 2011

In a previous post, I provided an overview of the stages of human sleep.  But how do we determine what stage of sleep a person is in? The current gold standard for objectively measuring sleep is called polysomnography or PSG. This mouthful is derived from the Greek poly meaning ‘many’, somnus meaning ‘sleep’ and graphein meaning ‘to write’.  Polysomnography … Read More