After reading the article’s title, there is 80% of chance that you will yawn too. In reality, this reflex often linked to fatigue, boredom, stress or overwork,is contagious. The mere mention of yawning may be sufficient to cause it. Interestingly, this contagion has also been observed in chimpanzees. However, the real cause of this contagious […]
66% of women lose sleep during their menstrual cycle each month. This is mainly due to a rapid decline in progesterone, a hormone that has sedative qualities. Several other factors cause insomnia in women during menstruation, such as blood loss, depression, irritability, headaches and abdominal cramps.
Randy Gardner is the record holder of the longest scientifically documented time a person spent without sleep and without the use of stimulants. In 1964, Gardner, a 17 years old boy and a high school student in San Diego, California, remained awake for 264.4 hours (11 days and 24 minutes). During the experiment, the doctors […]
TheFatal Family Insomnia (FFI) is a very rare disease caused by a mutated protein, the prion, which directly attacks the central nervous system. This pathology is characterized by insomnia which gets increasingly severe until the total inability to sleep. It is followed by hallucinations, disturbance of the autonomic nervous system, motor disorders and dementia, quickly […]