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Sleep disturbances can impact memory and decision making because the part of the brain responsible for processing memory is uniquely susceptible to damage.

Mental health series discusses sleep deprivation

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter March 12, 2021

WSU students learned how sleep deprivation impacts wellbeing and performance in class during a Real Talk Thursdays event hosted by Cougar Health Services. Sleep deprivation is neurotoxic, which means...

A WSU researcher tested the effects sleep has on rats that are exposed to trauma.

Increasing sleep may reduce fear-associated memories from trauma

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2020

In a new study, researchers looking to ease the adverse effects after trauma used a light technique to manipulate sleep-promoting neurons in rat brains, which in return, eases adverse effects after trauma. The...

Emma has advice to those struggling to keep their eyes open during Zoom lectures. It includes staying hydrated and trying to limit your naps to 20 minutes.

Ask Emma: I can’t stay awake

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 2, 2020

Dear Emma, I have a problem. I can’t seem to stay awake during the day. I want to pay attention to my Zoom classes, but I can barely keep my eyes open. Thankfully, I have enough sense to turn my camera...

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