Couples that spend the night in the same bed show increased REM sleep and synchronization of sleep architecture

In many countries, sharing a bed with a partner is common practice. Yet, research investigating the relationship between bed sharing and sleep quality is both scarce and contradictory. Most studies have compared co-sleep to individual sleep in couples by only measuring body movements. However, Dr. Henning Johannes Drews of the Center for Integrative Psychiatry (ZIP), […]

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Increased caseloads may explain why reducing resident physicians’ work hours doesn’t always improve patient safety

In 2013, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital launched a multi-center study comparing a work schedule that included traditional, extended work shifts for resident physicians (24 hours or more) with a schedule that eliminated extended shifts and cycled resident physicians through day and night shifts (maximum, 16 hours). They expected the […]

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