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Friday Factoid: Hallucinations and Sleep

Katelyn Yunes, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Did you know that nonpathological hallucinations exist? Hypnagogic hallucinations are short-lived perceptual experiences that can occur while falling asleep. Similarly, hypnopompic hallucinations are short-lived perceptual experiences that can occur upon waking up and … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Are Weighted Blankets the Real Deal?

Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern   One of my favorite things about winter is that it gives me a reason to bust out all of my warm, fuzzy blankets.  This year, I decided to add a weighted blanket to … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Sleep Is Not What It Used To Be: Change in Sleep Trends

Analyzing the data of 398 participants aged 18 to 84, Americans reported getting less sleep than they were 15 years ago (Sheehand, Frochen, Walsemann & Ailshire, 2019). Sleep was categorized into three separate groups:  ≤6 hours (short sleep), 7-8 (adequate … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Sleep Can Affect Brain Size!

  A recent study examined the relationship between sleep and brain volume. The study, which was published in an online article from the journal Neurology, studied 147 adults. Two MRI scans were conducted on the participants 3 ½ years apart … Continue reading

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