Early risers have significantly weaker sleep spindle activity than those who prefer to stay up late at night, a new study reveals.
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 developed smart sleepwear, embedded with self-powered sensors, which monitor heart rate, sleep posture and breathing. The technology will provide useful information to researchers, as well as the general public, to help improve sleep patterns.
People who experience sleep problems and attempt to alter their sleep patterns via maladaptive coping mechanisms, such as napping or using sleep aids, may experience worse quality of sleep.
Early birds use more fat for energy during both rest and exercise than night owls. Those who wake early are also more insulin sensitive, while those who stay up late are more insulin resistant, meaning they require more insulin to lower blood glucose levels and are more prone to consuming carbohydrates as an energy source over fats.
A sleep disorder known as exploding head syndrome is both real and often overlooked, a new study suggests.
Newly discovered rotating waves of brain activity that repeat during the night are responsible for forming associations between different aspects of a day's memories, a new study reports.
People who are genetically predisposed to be "early birds" only take a few days to adjust to time changes as a result of daylight savings. Night owls can take over a week to adjust to the time change.
Advanced sleep phase may affect as many as one in 300 people, and may be the result of a genetic trait.
A new study reports a short burst of exercise can dramatically improve long term retention of new motor skills.
Mouse study reveals slow-wave brain activity, which is indicative of sleep and resting states, is controlled by the claustrum. The synchronization of active and silent states across the brain via the slow waves contributes to consciousness.
Researchers recorded the electrical activity in over 1000 neurons around 100 sites of the brain during different states of consciousness in monkeys. The results were analyzed by machine learning. Results pointed away from the prefrontal cortex, an area monitored to safely maintain general anesthesia, and toward areas at the back of the brain. The study reveals deep brain and areas toward the back of the brain are more predictive of states of consciousness.