Dreaming brain rhythms lock in memories

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Disrupting brain activity in sleeping mice, specifically during the rapid eye movement (REM) phase, can stop the animals remembering things they learned that day, a study suggests. It is the clearest evidence to date that REM sleep is critical for memory. Humans dream throughout most of the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep phase. Credit:¬†THINKSTOCK By […]

Strange bed? Here’s why you may not sleep well

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If you have ever spent the night in an unfamiliar place and woken feeling a bit groggy, scientists might have the answer.¬†A study in the journal Current Biology suggests that one half of thebrain may stay alert to act as a kind of ‘night watchman’. Watchful “We know that marine animals and some birds show […]

How do we fall asleep and wake up? Scientists uncover key mechanism

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Insomnia, jet lag, seasonal affective disorder – new treatments could be in the cards for all of these circadian rhythm-related conditions, after researchers have uncovered a neurobiological pathway that plays a key role in falling asleep and waking up. https://chronoceuticals.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/circadian-rhythm-disorders-health-consequences-and-treatments-3.jpg Published in the journal Nature Communications, the study suggests that BK channels in the suprachiasmatic […]