Why do we sleep? Scientists find brain repair mechanism

On March 8, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep is an important part of the daily life cycle of most animals — including humans. But when an animal sleeps, it leaves itself defenseless in the face of danger. So, what makes sleeping so important that we all take this risk? What effect does sleep have on individual brain…

Mechanism through which sleep improves memory uncovered

On June 16, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep researchers agree that sleep plays an important role in moving information from short- to long-term memory; however, attempts to uncover the underlying processes have yielded conflicting results. Now, for the first time, new research reveals that autonomic nervous system activity during rapid eye movement sleep appears to play…

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

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

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. An inactive daytime BK channel triggered higher neuronal activity in the…