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Harvard Medical School Findings Reveal Brain Mechanisms at Work During Sleep  
10/17/2012 7:35:45 AM

New findings report the important role sleep plays, and the brain mechanisms at work as sleep shapes memory, learning, and behavior. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2012, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans. One in five American adults show signs of chronic sleep deprivation, making the condition a widespread public health problem. Sleeplessness is related to health issues such as obesity, cardiovascular problems, and memory problems.