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New Study May Explain Poor Sleep in Strange Places

Ever wonder why you don’t sleep well the first night in a new place? New research may explain the phenomenon. Writing in the journal Current Biology, researchers from Brown University suggest that one-half of the brain “remains more awake” than the other, apparently to keep us prepared for potential trouble. The so-called “first-night effect” is commonly experienced by frequent travelers who often notice less restorative sleep during the first night in a hotel or other location. The...

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