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…

Breathing through mouth during sleep may increase tooth decay risk

On February 10, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A comparison of acidity levels in the mouths of individuals who did and did not breathe through the mouth during sleep finds mouth breathing may promote dental erosion and decay. The researchers found that at stages during the night, acidity levels in the mouths of individuals who breathed through their…

Weight loss through diet changes can improve sleep at any body weight, says Penn study

On December 17, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Weight loss due to dietary changes can improve sleepiness at any weight, says a study published by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania this month in the journal Sleep. The findings offer new insights into how weight fluctuations impact numerous aspects of sleep…

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…