A lack of REM sleep may lead to an increased desire to consume unhealthy foods, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified neurons that appear to play a critical role in connecting sleep and emotions. The findings provide an important insight into the pathophysiology of insomnia and the role of orexin in arousal regulation. Researchers hope their findings will lead to new remedies for sleep disorders.
According to researchers, the nucleus accumbens, an area of the brain associated with pleasure and motivation, can also promote sleep. Researchers believe the findings might help answer why we often fall asleep when we are bored.
Researchers have identified novel neural pathways that help regulate sleep and wakefulness.