Recovery from brain injury and better sleep go hand in hand

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

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), people also experience major sleep problems, including changes in their sleep-wake cycle. A new study shows that recovering from these two conditions occurs in parallel. The study is published in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “These…

Sleep disorders increase stroke risk, harm recovery

On August 4, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep disorders increase the risk of stroke and hinder recovery from the condition. This is the conclusion of a new review published in the journal Neurology. The new review concludes that sleep problems can raise stroke risk and hinder patient recovery. Around 50-70 million adults in the United…

Mathematical models explain east-west asymmetry of jet lag recovery

On July 13, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Travelers frequently report experiencing a significantly slower jet lag recovery after an eastward vs. westward flight. While some are quick to dismiss this complaint as being “all in their head,” new research suggests it may be caused by the oscillation of a certain type of brain cells. …