While Travelers Sleep, Brain Patrols for Danger

sleeping-beautTHURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — When you sleep in a new place, a part of your brain remains alert for potential threats, a new study finds.

The findings might help explain why many people sleep poorly on their first night in a hotel, a sleep laboratory or other new location.
“In Japan they say, ‘if you change your pillow, you can’t sleep,’ ” study corresponding author Yuka Sasaki, research associate professor of cognitive linguistic and psychological sciences at Brown University in Rhode Island, said in a university news release. “You don’t sleep very well in a new place. We all know about it.”

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http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20160421/while-travelers-sleep-brain-patrols-for-danger

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