tired workforce

76% of Workforce Tired Most Weekdays

The Virgin Pulse Institute, an evidence-based organization that puts research to work to help employees and companies thrive, released results of a study designed to better understand employees’ sleep disturbances and offer actionable insight to both employers and their workforce.

RLS fetus

Early Brain Development Implicated in RLS

Little is known about the cause of restless legs syndrome (RLS). In a study published online in Genome Research, researchers have demonstrated a common genetic variant associated with RLS alters expression of a critical brain gene during fetal development.

Sleep Debt Linked to Mating Disruption in Fruit Flies

Lack of sleep in young fruit flies profoundly diminishes their ability to do one thing they do really, really well—make more flies, according to researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

More Generic Lunesta Options Launch

As of this week, three new options are available for generic Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc’s Lunesta (eszopiclone), a pharmacological treatment for insomnia.


Scientists Model How Memories Stick Together

Scientists at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event. This new framework provides a more complete picture of how memory works, which can inform research into disorders like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, post-traumatic stress, and learning disabilities.