Latest Rapid eye movement sleep Stories
UC Berkeley researchers have found that stress chemicals shut down and the brain processes emotional experiences during the REM dream phase of sleep.
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.
Scientists measure dream content for the first time and find that dreams activate the brain in a similar way to real actions.
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.
Large amounts of alcohol are known to shorten sleep latency, increase slow-wave sleep, and suppress rapid eye movement (REM) during the first half of sleep.
With the novel use of a technique that uses light to control brain cells, Stanford University researchers have shown that fragmented sleep causes memory impairment in mice.
Recently, optogenetics, which controls the activity of neuron using the light-activated protein, has been getting a lot of attention.
Napping on a slowly swinging bed helps us to both fall asleep faster and encourages a deeper sleep than stationary beds.
People with primary insomnia may be able to find relief by wearing a cap that cools the brain during sleep, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Monday, June 13, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS).
HONOLULU, May 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study presented today at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting suggests that sleep disturbances like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), excessive awakening and insomnia, may be a normal result of combat experience, rather than a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), major depression or other psychiatric conditions.