Why do older people forget overnight? Study investigates

On December 20, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

New research suggests that ill-timed activity between two types of brain wave during deep sleep could be the reason that older people sometimes fail to remember that which happened only yesterday. The brain has only a small window of time to consolidate memory. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley…

How sleep helps us to remember and forget at the same time

On August 9, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

According to new research, while we sleep, our brains clear out unwanted memories and help us to form new ones. Can we both learn and unlearn while we sleep? A new study suggests that we can. Both processes occur during different phases of sleep, the research shows. Our brains have…

Traveling through space? Don't forget your sleeping pills and skin cream

On November 3, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that much of the medication taken by astronauts relates to the unusual environment in which they work and/or the work they are doing to complete their mission. If you are planning to take the long trip to Mars, don’t forget to pack…

Forget counting sheep – therapy could help chronic pain sufferers get a good night's sleep

Research conducted at the University of Warwick indicates that chronic pain sufferers could benefit from therapy to help them sleep better. The University of Warwick academics found that cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) were either moderately or strongly effective in tackling insomnia in patients with long-term pain. They…