Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified specific neurons in the zona incerta that appear to help promote sleep. The discovery could help develop new treatments for insomnia and other sleep disorders.
Using optogenetics, researchers manipulated pulses of neural activity during non REM sleep that made mice either remember of forget things they had learned. This novel study demonstrated that altering sleep spindle oscillations during sleep has an impact on memory formation and retention.
Natural, restorative sleep can help stave off mental and physical decline as we age.
Sleep may be regulated by inflammasome NLRP3, researchers report.
A new study reveals how tactile experiences are encoded in the brain as we sleep.
According to a new study, the brain activity of those who dream during NREM sleep is closer to the activity of awake people, compared to those who do not dream.
A new study reports on a link between lack of restorative sleep and an accumulation of amyloid beta.