Quiet rest after learning helps us to remember the fine details

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Most of us know that without sleep, we are unable to create new memories. But is simply resting — without falling into the dreamy state — for only 10 minutes after learning something enough for us to memorize it in fine detail? Recent research suggests so. Struggling to remember the…

No rest for the aged: As people get older, sleep quantity and quality decline

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As people get older, they sleep less and wake up more frequently. Despite the thousands of sitcom jokes about it, these shifts in sleeping habits have a dark side. A recent review of scientific literature published in Neuron found that aging adults may be losing their ability to produce…

Study shows chronic fatigue associated with abnormal brain connectivity at rest

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Patients with chronic fatigue have decreased signaling and communication between specific brain regions when the brain is at rest, and less effective connectivity between these regions strongly correlates with greater fatigue, according to the results of a new study published in Brain Connectivity, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann…