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Our sleep schedules aren’t simply personal preferences — they’re innate, biological predispositions that affect our physical and mental health.
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The idea that waking a sleepwalker could give them a heart attack or cause brain damage is a myth. But try not to wake them if you don’t have to.
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Learning new information isn’t quite so easy as popping in headphones and passively listening to taped lectures while you slumber — not yet, anyway.
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The pitch is appealing: sharpen your mind with a few minutes of brain games each day. Unfortunately, science suggests this promise is probably too good to be true.
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Having a bigger brain does not guarantee more cognitive power.
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Only physical trauma can create a hole in your brain.
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Moderate amounts of alcohol do not kill brain cells.
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Your brain constantly generates new cells and remains adaptable — or "plastic" — as you age.
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