Researchers report popular benzodiazepine sleep medications, such as Ambien and Halcion, caused test subjects to sleep through fire alarm drills. However, a newly developed class of sleeping medications perverse the ability to wake in response to threat.
Researchers have identified two subpopulations of neurons in the BNST that connect to separate populations of neurons in the lateral hypothalamus which appear to drive two opposing emotional states; avoidance and reward seeking
Researchers have identified novel neural pathways that help regulate sleep and wakefulness.
A new study reveals a connection between light sensitive nerve cells in the eyes and areas of the brain that regulate mood. The findings may help explain how light can induce some of the negative emotions that often accompany migraines.
Natural, restorative sleep can help stave off mental and physical decline as we age.
Researchers have developed a new compound that promotes wakefulness and acts as a remedy for narcolepsy in animal models.
Researchers discover Orexin, a protein associated with daytime sleepiness, may also play a critical role in bone development.
Administering a cocktail of amino acids to mice models of TBI, researchers improved sleep disturbances caused by the brain injuries.