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April 23, 2016

Dr. Raj Dasgupta, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, said the right side of the brain is associated with being artistic and creativ...

April 23, 2016

The study only offers a first glimpse into the brain’s activity when we’re sleeping for the first time in a sleep lab, hotel room, or the bed of a one-night stand. And according to Dr. Raj Dasgupta, a sleep specialist at the University of Southern California’s Keck Sch...

April 17, 2016

This is one reason some doctors are hesitant to suggest using trackers. “In some cases, [seeing the numbers] just accentuates the problem; it makes people more anxious,” says Dr. Richard Shane, a psychotherapist who developed the Sleep Easily Sleep Method, a research-b...

April 17, 2016

To figure out what’s blocking your airway and what surgery might be best for you, your doctor will use a skinny tube called a nasopharyngoscope. It goes in through your nose and down the back of your throat. If it sounds uncomfortable, don’t worry: Your doctor will eit...

April 15, 2016

"The bed is meant for one main thing: sleeping," says Raj Dasgupta, MD, a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "If you stay in bed, then it gives your mind the feeling that it's time to sleep and not start your day." Even worse, he says, is if you fall bac...

April 9, 2016

“People with a deficient CAR may have deficient levels of energy—or may not even be able to wake up at all,” says Raj Dasgupta, MD, an associate professor of sleep medicine at the University of Southern California and a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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April 8, 2016

While research is still short on how chronic sleep deprivation, as opposed to one night of sleep deprivation, would affect these signals, the study’s results are otherwise clear: Getting enough shut-eye makes it much easier to pay attention than if you're totally sleep...

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