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2012-06-28 06:27:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — It´s hard enough sleeping with someone who tosses and turns at night, but imagine if they kicked and punched instead! Thankfully, researchers may have possibly identified risk factors associated with this rare sleep disorder. This disorder, called REM sleep behavior disorder, is characterized by people who do not have the normal lack of muscle tone that occurs during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. This causes them to act out their dreams in a physical way....

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Food Choices, Elevated Anxiety Levels
2012-06-11 04:22:52

Using MRI scans, researchers have discovered how sleep deprivation can impact the parts of the brain where food-related choices are made, potentially explaining how obesity is linked to a lack of slumber. The study, which was presented at SLEEP 2012, the 26th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), on Sunday, used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study the brain waves of 23 otherwise healthy adults, according to the American Academy of Sleep...

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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....

2012-03-14 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...


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