Researchers take a deeper look at synesthesia, revealing the condition could be linked to some autoimmune diseases. The paper also reports synesthetes have better memory and are more creative than those without the disorder.
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 simple actimeter device is helping researchers better understand sleep duration and quality in humans.
From consolidating memories to cleaning out toxins in the brain that accumulate during waking hours, researchers explore why sleep is so important and what happens when we don't get enough.
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.
A new study in Neurology reports people who don't get enough REM sleep may face a higher risk of developing dementia. Researchers noted people who developed dementia spent 17% of their time in REM sleep compared to 20% of time in REM sleep for those without the neurodegenerative disease.
MIT researchers have developed a new, non invasive method to help monitor sleep patterns. The device uses an advanced AI algorithm to analyze wireless signals around a person and translate the measurements into sleep stages. Researchers plan to use the technology to study how Parkinson's disease affects sleep.
On average, matriarch elephants only sleep for two hours a day when in the wild, a new study reports.
Researchers report Yohimbine, a dietary supplement derived from tree bark, shows potential in the treatment of sleep apnea, especially for those with anxiety disorders and high blood pressure.