A new study could be the first step to understanding the biochemistry that controls the switch from sleep to wakefulness, researchers believe.
Researchers have discovered a brain circuit that governs how certain memories are consolidated in the brain during sleep.
Researchers have created a new model that may help explain how different sleep patterns may help us to solve problems. The study reveals non-REM sleep helps us categorize information, where as REM sleep helps us to draw unexpected connections between information we have been exposed to.
A new study sheds additional light on how the brain consolidates memory during sleep. Researchers report rapid fluctuations in gamma band activity in the hippocampus during nREM sleep helps facilitate memory reactivation.
Deep sleep restores the medial prefrontal cortex mechanisms that restore emotion. This lowers emotional and physiological reactivity, preventing the escalation of stress and anxiety.
A new study shows how a three step brain oscillation plays an important role in memory consolidation.
Researchers have created a new math model that successfully reproduces complex brain activity during deep sleep.
People with insomnia have greater brain activity in regions associated with conscious awareness during NREM sleep, researchers report.
A new study links poor sleep quality in older adults with elevated levels of tau, a protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers report poor sleep quality later in life may be associated with declining brain health and may be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease.