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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.

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.

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.

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.

2011-08-16 12:21:37

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.

2011-07-25 23:37:36

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.

2011-07-21 12:25:31

Recently, optogenetics, which controls the activity of neuron using the light-activated protein, has been getting a lot of attention.

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2011-06-21 05:50:00

Napping on a slowly swinging bed helps us to both fall asleep faster and encourages a deeper sleep than stationary beds.

2011-06-13 14:43:34

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).

2011-05-15 11:30:00

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.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.