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3. One Eye Open

Bad sleep on your first night in a new place may be a hardwired, evolutionary fact of life. In a paper in Current Biology, researchers in Brown’s Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences reported that the brain’s left hemisphere remains more awake than the right during deep sleep—likely an adaptation that helps us stay alert in case of trouble.

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