Humans can learn new foreign words while asleep

On February 6, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Recent research reveals for the first time that people can learn new information while they are asleep. Learning can also occur during sleep, new research shows. Scientists already know that sleep consolidates learning of new information that we acquire during wakefulness. Now, researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland…

Quality, not quantity: humans evolved to get deeper, shorter sleep

On December 15, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Have you ever woken up after 8 hours of sleep and thought to yourself that you could sleep for a few more? Perhaps something from your evolutionary past is calling to you. A new study suggests human sleep is more efficient than that of other mammals because we have…

Discovery of unique muscle fibers of upper airway in humans

On December 7, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have discovered unique muscle fibers in the soft palate of the mouth in both infants and adults. The fibers seem to be present in greater number in snorers and sleep apnea patients. The findings were recently published article in the Journal of Anatomy. …