US Open Golf and Nefarious NapStealers

Nefarious NapStealers, Phil Mickelson and The US Open Golf Tournament

Leader Phil Mickelson teeing off on the 18th h...

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There are those who look forward to US Open Golf all year long. They spend sleepless nights, bothered by nefarious napstealers, trying to get some winks so they can be up bright and early to see their favorite golfer tee off. Since Tiger Woods is out this year with an injury, all eyes are on Phil Mickelson to see if he will finally win, when he has been so close so many times.

10 Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation

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In a civilization that simultaneously values productivity and distraction, many of us find our own selves cutting corners on our nightly allotment of sleep. While it’s easy to view the loss of a few hours of sleep as no big deal, over time, the lost hours build up and develop a sleep debt.
There are many symptoms of sleep deprivation affecting our bodies and our brains. Sleep deprivation can be a source of domestic unhappiness, career shortcomings and potentially life-threatening situations. Without further ado, here are 10 signs and symptoms of sleep deprivation.

What You Eat May Be A Siesta Thief

FMRI

A fMRI scan showing regions of activation in orange, including the primary visual cortex (V1, BA17). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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