What helps with insomnia during early pregnancy?

On October 26, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia during early pregnancy is usually due to factors such as hormonal changes. Many people experience insomnia at some point, during pregnancy. Better sleep hygiene, relaxation techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help. According to a 2018 study of 486 pregnancies, 44.2 percent involved insomnia during the first trimester. The…

What sleep talkers say during slumber

On January 20, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

“I can’t eat a dolphin” and “Can I have a bucket of water to do my homework, please?” are just some of the bizarre things that the Medical News Today team has said while sleeping. An exciting new study sheds light on this phenomenon and reveals some of the words…

Finding traces of memory processing during sleep

On May 18, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep helps us to retain the information that we have learned during the day. We know from animal experiments that new memories are reactivated during sleep. The brain replays previous experience while we sleep – and this replay strengthens memories overnight. Up to now, it was hard to demonstrate such…

Visual evidence shows brain 'resetting' during sleep

On February 5, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Throughout the day, the human brain absorbs a torrent of knowledge, processes the information, and learns, before “switching off” over night. New research explains this process in action. Microscopic images of synapses – the junction between two nerve cells – have been shown to expand with daytime stimulation and…

Why do we sleep badly during the first night in a new place?

On April 23, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Most people will have experienced the so-called first-night effect at some point in their life. When sleeping in an unfamiliar setting for the first time, it is likely to take longer to drop off, and the sleep we finally do get will be broken and unsatisfying. For the first time,…

How the brain consolidates memory during deep sleep

On April 18, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Using a computational model, UC Riverside study explains how the hippocampus influences synaptic connections in the cortex. Research strongly suggests that sleep, which constitutes about a third of our lives, is crucial for learning and forming long-term memories. But exactly how such memory is formed is not well…

Wake Up Narcolepsy organization releases new study findings during National Sleep Week

With this week’s National Sleep Awareness Week educating millions of people around the country about the health benefits of sleep, Wake Up Narcolepsy, the nation’s leading narcolepsy research and awareness organization, releases new findings from its study containing invaluable information for the 200,000+ Americans currently affected by the disorder….

Best to sleep on it: brain activity patterns during sleep consolidate memory

On February 20, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Why does sleeping on it help? This is the question tackled by new research at the University of Bristol, which reveals how brain activity during sleep sorts through the huge number of experiences we encounter every day, filing only the important information in memory. The new discoveries,…

Loss of sleep during adolescence may be a diabetes danger

On February 15, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

How much slow-wave sleep a teenage boy gets may predict whether he is at risk for insulin resistance and other health issues, according to Jordan Gaines, a Penn State neuroscience researcher. Boys who experience a greater decline in slow-wave sleep as adolescents have a significantly higher chance of…

Breathing through mouth during sleep may increase tooth decay risk

On February 10, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A comparison of acidity levels in the mouths of individuals who did and did not breathe through the mouth during sleep finds mouth breathing may promote dental erosion and decay. The researchers found that at stages during the night, acidity levels in the mouths of individuals who breathed through their…