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2013-03-06 13:46:28

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have, for the first time, identified a specific group of cells in the brainstem whose activation during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is critical for the regulation of emotional memory processing. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, could help lead to the development of effective behavioral and pharmacological therapies to treat anxiety disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias and panic attacks....

Sleepwalking In Adults Has Real Health Consequences
2013-03-01 04:52:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study is warning that sleepwalking could have serious impact on an adult´s health and quality of life, potentially leading to sleep disruption, fatigue, psychological distress, and other ailments. Principal investigator Yves Dauvilliers, MD, PhD — a professor of physiology and neurology and director of the sleep lab at Gui-de-Chauliac Hospital in Montpellier, France — and colleagues showed that 58 percent of...

Poor Sleep Linked To Memory Loss
2013-01-28 05:02:44

[ Watch the Video: Good Sleep Equals Good Memory ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A lack of quality, deep sleep could play a vital role in the memory loss sometimes experienced by older men and women, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have discovered. Matthew Walker, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC Berkeley, and colleagues discovered that the brain waves generated during slow-wave sleep help move memories from...

2013-01-23 23:00:05

Dreamtrap has launched a survey among Android phone owners (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 On 23rd of January, 2013 Dreamtrap has launched a new survey among Android phone owners after a Beta Testing program re-launch for EASYWAKEme. This device is designed to help people who sacrifice their sleep for many reasons. An open survey among Android phone owners throughout the USA and Europe aims to make a research among a group suffering from sleep inertia caused by lack of sleep and irregular sleep...

2013-01-23 11:05:37

Tufts neuroscientists find that starry brain cells can be used to mimic sleep deprivation Neuroscience researchers from Tufts University have found that our star-shaped brain cells, called astrocytes, may be responsible for the rapid improvement in mood in depressed patients after acute sleep deprivation. This in vivo study, published in the current issue of Translational Psychiatry, identified how astrocytes regulate a neurotransmitter involved in sleep. The researchers report that the...

People Who Drink Before Bedtime Could Be Disrupting Their Dream Time
2013-01-23 11:03:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having a drink before bedtime may help you fall asleep faster, but experts warn that it isn´t offering any incentives on the quality of sleep time. Researchers from the London Sleep Centre have reviewed the evidence of having a tipple before bedtime to see what effect it has on nighttime slumber. The evidence gathered indicates that alcohol upsets our normal sleep cycle, and effectively disrupts our most satisfying type of...

2012-10-23 10:20:16

A new study shows that both length of time and percentage of overall sleep spent in different sleep stages are associated with decreased metabolic rate, increased hunger, and increased intake of calories (specifically from fat and carbohydrates). The findings suggest an explanation for the association between sleep problems and obesity. Researchers from St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia University investigated the effects of sleep architecture on hunger to determine whether...

2012-08-27 11:33:42

Is sleep learning possible? A new Weizmann Institute study appearing today in Nature Neuroscience has found that if certain odors are presented after tones during sleep, people will start sniffing when they hear the tones alone — even when no odor is present — both during sleep and, later, when awake. In other words, people can learn new information while they sleep, and this can unconsciously modify their waking behavior. Sleep-learning experiments are notoriously difficult to...

Muscles Paralyzed During Sleep
2012-07-18 17:15:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Finding may suggest new treatments for sleep disorders Understanding sleep disorders including REM sleep behavior disorder, narcolepsy and grinding of the teeth could be linked to two strong brain chemicals and a system network that works together to stop rapid eye movement and muscle movement during sleep. New research in the July 18 issue of  The Journal of Neuroscience may help scientists better understand and treat sleep...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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