Lack of sleep is not just bad for your concentration, but can lead to a cascade of problems that range from bad skin to weight gain. Sleep is a highly active process during which the day’s events are processed and restoration occurs. We cycle between two stages: rapid eye movement (REM) and slow-wave (non-REM). During […]

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