Researchers identify the sleep mechanism which enables the brain to consolidate emotional memory. Additionally, they discovered a popular sleep medication heightens the response to and recollection of negative memories.
A new study identifies lower amounts of sleep spindles can cause poor sleep patterns.
According to researchers, transcranial alternating current stimulation may help to improve memory when targeted to a specific kind of brain activity achieved during sleep.
Early risers have significantly weaker sleep spindle activity than those who prefer to stay up late at night, a new study reveals.
As we age, slow brain waves during non-REM sleep fail to time contact with sleep spindles efficiently, leading to a lessened ability to form new memories correctly, a new study reports.
Sleep spindles assist with the processing of relevant memories during sleep and help boost memory consolidation, researchers report.
Researchers shed light on how sleep spindles help secure memory storage and reactivation.
Your sleep history during middle age may predict Alzheimer's pathology later in life. A decrease in sleep quality between 50 and 70 years of age is associated with higher levels of tau and amyloid beta in the brain. Changes in brain activity and quality of sleep could be a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease.
Monitoring sleep spindles in sheep may one day translate to sleep based diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases in humans.
NMDA receptor hypofunction is involved in the reduction of sleep spindles and delta oscillations, which appear in the brain during deep natural sleep. Findings confirm the role NMDA receptors play in sleep disorders that accompany psychotic states.