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Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that the brain strengthens and maintains recently acquired memories during sleep and a new study has found that introducing new memories to a sleeping brain...

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2013-12-10 16:24:30

Findings may help explain the mechanics of sleepiness and wakefulness MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuroscientists at SRI International have discovered a brain circuit that appears to be related to the restorative function of sleep. The findings point to a biochemical and physiological explanation of how sleep need, which gradually builds up during wakefulness, is dissipated during sleep. "We all know sleep is important for restoration in some way, but...

Sleep Better And Improve Your Memory With Sound Stimulation
2013-04-12 08:10:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study reveals that the slow oscillations in brain activity that occur during slow-wave sleep are critical for retaining memories. Playing sounds synchronized to the rhythm of the slow brain oscillations of sleeping people enhances the oscillations, the researchers found, and boosts memory retention. The study, published in Neuron, demonstrates an easy and noninvasive method of influencing human brain activity to improve sleep...

2012-12-14 00:20:46

KODA, Japan, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- airweave inc. has been pursuing better sleep by verifying the effect of its highly-resilient mattress pad "airweave" on sleep from a scientific point of view under the company's basic policy of "The Quality Sleep". The company started selling "airweave" in 2007. As part of this effort, sleep research with SCN lab*, one of the most prestigious research centers in the world, was conducted last year. The result of the study was presented at the 7th...

Anesthesia More Similar To Sleep Than Originally Understood
2012-10-26 15:07:30

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Close your eyes, inhale slowly, and then exhale. Lie back and feel your body slowly relax as you melt into the cushion. Everything fades away as darkness slowly takes over and a feeling of peace passes over. For those who love sleep, the aforementioned sentiments might seem familiar. They might even seem familiar to those who have been anesthetized for surgery, where the brain turns off and tunes into sleep mode. In...

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...

2012-08-30 23:01:05

A new Android sleep app is set to entice groggy sleepers away from their reliance on the snooze button whilst providing an all-round enhanced bedtime experience. Rise Up! Radio/Alarm - the most fully-featured nightstand app for Android phones and tablets - has just launched in the Google Play Store. London, UK (PRWEB) August 29, 2012 Rise Up! Radio/Alarm harnesses extensive sleep research to give app users the ultimate sleep experience from the moment they go to bed till they wake in the...

2012-08-29 22:23:22

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 'GOOD SLEEP 2012', All things for 'Deep Sleep, Convenient Sleep' is held on 30th Aug. to 1st Sept. at COEX, KOREA. This fair is organized to let the world know the importance of sound sleep as well as to arouse social concern about deep sleep. Pleasant environment for deep sleep, sound therapy, aroma therapy for sound sleep, oxygen bed, products which induce deep sleep and others are displayed, also visitors can have a consulting concerning...

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,...

2011-12-06 23:45:00

Central Ohio Sleep Physician Dr. Jim Fulop provides information on sleep texting disorder, especially how it is affecting teens Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 OhioHealth Sleep Services physician Dr. Jim Fulop says sleep texting disorder is on the rise in Central Ohio and around the country. âœSleep texting disorder is an increasing problem, especially among teens,â said Dr. Fulop. âœSleep texting is when a person...

Wake Up Refreshed With Brain-monitoring Alarm Clock
2011-10-21 03:14:23

We all know the feeling, the short, sharp shock of waking to the sound of an alarm clock. Whether the traditional clattering metal bells, the incessant beeping of digital or the dulcet tones of today's radio news reader. Even the chance to slap the snooze button to grab a few extra moments between the sheets does not leave everyone feeling refreshed when they finally crawl out of bed. Now, researchers in India think they have the answer. Writing in a forthcoming issue of the International...