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2012-05-21 19:54:12

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Ever dreamt that you were attempting to run from someone, but couldn't get away and were actually running in place?  Well, a new sleeping mask may see to it that you are able to escape, scot-free, from now on. Scientists have developed a sleeping mask, known as Remee, that allows people to control their own dream. Remee, which is billed as a special REM enhancing device, helps steer people into dreaming by making the brain aware that it is dreaming....

2012-03-29 06:26:08

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Azumio(TM), Inc., a leader in mobile biofeedback applications and personal health data management with 20 million users, today announced Sleep Time(TM) by Azumio as the latest addition to its suite of bestselling iOS(TM) health software solutions. Sleep Time is the premier intelligent alarm clock and sleep analysis solution now available on the market. Utilizing the iPhone® accelerometer and newly developed sleep tracking algorithm,...

2012-03-14 12:58:03

People with symptoms suggesting rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, or RBD, have twice the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Parkinson's disease within four years of diagnosis with the sleep problem, compared with people without the disorder, a Mayo Clinic study has found. The researchers published their findings recently in the Annals of Neurology. One of the hallmarks of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is a state of paralysis. In contrast, people with rapid eye...

2012-03-09 08:00:00

As sleep is a natural part of everyday life, it's a topic that many people assume they know a great deal about. It seems, however, that much of what people know about sleep derives from myths and common misconceptions. Upon realizing that there are many conflicting ideas about sleep, LipoRid PM set out to distinguish the truth about sleep aids from the abundance of misinformation. (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 While the majority of individuals know they should be getting seven to nine hours of...

2012-01-18 10:56:56

A recent study by sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the first to suggest that a person's emotional response after witnessing an unsettling picture or traumatic event is greatly reduced if the person stays awake afterward, and that sleep strongly "protects" the negative emotional response. Further, if the unsettling picture is viewed again or a flashback memory occurs, it will be just as upsetting as the first time for those who have slept after viewing compared...

2011-12-14 11:46:10

Discovery leads to novel melatonin drug with potential to treat insomnia A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University has made a major breakthrough by unraveling the inner workings of melatonin, also known as the "sleep hormone." The research, conducted in collaboration with scientists in Italy, reveals the key role played by the melatonin receptor in the brain that promotes deep, restorative sleep. This discovery led the...

Dreaming Helps Take The Sting Out Of Painful Memories
2011-11-24 05:05:44

UC Berkeley researchers have found that stress chemicals shut down and the brain processes emotional experiences during the REM dream phase of sleep They say time heals all wounds, and new research from the University of California, Berkeley, indicates that time spent in dream sleep can help. UC Berkeley researchers have found that during the dream phase of sleep, also known as REM sleep, our stress chemistry shuts down and the brain processes emotional experiences and takes the painful...

2011-11-23 11:43:06

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have, for the first time, identified an intracellular signaling enzyme that regulates the wake-sleep cycle, which could help lead to the development of more effective sleep aid medications. Subimal Datta, PhD, director and principle investigator at the Laboratory of Sleep and Cognitive Neuroscience at BUSM, led the study, which points to a specific enzyme inside neurons in the brain that trigger an important shift in consciousness...

Image 1 - So That's What Dreams Are Made Of
2011-10-28 10:54:01

Scientists measure dream content for the first time and find that dreams activate the brain in a similar way to real actions. The ability to dream is a fascinating aspect of the human mind. However, how the images and emotions that we experience so intensively when we dream form in our heads remains a mystery. Up to now it has not been possible to measure dream content. Max Planck scientists working with colleagues from the Charité hospital in Berlin have now succeeded, for...

Poor Sleep Quality Can Affect Blood Pressure
2011-08-30 08:24:38

  A new study has found that older men who suffer from a lack of deep sleep are nearly twice as likely to have high blood pressure (HBP), reports BBC News. The new research, published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that reduced slow wave sleep (SWS) is a powerful predictor for developing the condition that causes deadly heart attack, stroke and other health problems. SWS, a deep stage of sleep, is characterized by non-rapid eye movement...