Why poor sleep affects our ability to learn

Sep 8, 2017 by

Researchers have figured out that a lack of sleep (quantity or quality) keeps the brain’s synapses excited, blocking the brain’s ability to learn....

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LearningRx reviews study on memory and “pink noise”...

Sep 2, 2017 by

The background noise we hear in everyday environments, known as “pink noise,” appears to enhance the quality of deep sleep in adults. It also improves their memory....

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LearningRx reviews study on sleep and dementia

Jul 14, 2017 by

A large-scale study from researchers at the Boston School of Medicine found that sleeping nine hours or more is linked to a greater risk of dementia. Education also plays a role, as being highly educated appeared to protect against...

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LearningRx reviews study on sleep apnea in children

Jun 28, 2017 by

A sleep study on children 7 to 11 years old who had sleep apnea found that they had substantial reductions in the volume of gray matter compared to children without obstructive sleep apnea....

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LearningRx reviews evidence that brain resets during sleep

May 27, 2017 by

Visual evidence that the brain resets during sleep Microscopic images showed researchers how the synapses between two nerve cells shrink during sleep and grow when we’re awake....

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Kids’ developing brain regions hit hard by sleep deprivation...

Dec 27, 2016 by

University of Zurich research have demonstrated that the brains of 5- to 12-year-olds respond differently to sleep deprivation than adults. Lack of sleep in children affects posterior regions of the brain, which deal with spatial perception, vision and processing...

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Brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

Sep 8, 2016 by

Scientists have discovered that using transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) to strengthen memory during sleep....

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