Researchers investigate the molecular mechanisms underpinning sleep.
According to a new study, a lack of REM sleep can have negative implications on how we judge other people's facial expressions.
According to a new study, even elite students face significant cognitive decline if they sleep less than 5 hours a night for a week or more.
A new study reports sleep loss can lead to alterations in gut bacteria that have previously been linked to diabetes and obesity in humans.
A lack of REM sleep may lead to an increased desire to consume unhealthy foods, a new study reports.
A new study reveals people are suffering dream deprivation as a result of being deprived of REM sleep. Researchers report dreams are essential for memory and mental health. Dream deprivation can lead to an increased risk of depression and illness.
Researchers report just one night of sleep loss can have a tissue specific impact on metabolism and the regulation of gene expression. The study could explain why those who suffer chronic sleep loss or work shifts are at greater risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
After just one sleep deprived night, the ability of the liver to produce glucose and insulin is altered, increasing the risk of developing metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researchers report.
Deep sleep restores the medial prefrontal cortex mechanisms that restore emotion. This lowers emotional and physiological reactivity, preventing the escalation of stress and anxiety.
Following a night of sleep deprivations, levels of tau in the blood increase 17% in healthy young men.