Sleepless in Space: Study Highlights Sleep Problems Faced by Astronauts

August 8, 2014 11:24 AM

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A new study has found that astronauts suffer from chronic sleep deprivation.

The researchers at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Harvard Medical School and colleagues found that astronauts get around six hours of sleep during training and space flights. Also, several astronauts use sleeping pills, which could affect their perf...

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