Sound sleep helps heal traumatic brain injuries

Apr 15, 2021 by

A new study published in the “Journal of Neurotrauma” has found that sound sleep plays a critical role in healing traumatic brain injury....

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The 13 factors that shape brain health

Mar 24, 2021 by

The American Heart Association has outlined a list of 13 crucial factors that affect the maintenance of cognitive abilities....

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Sleep is vital to associating emotion with memory

Feb 26, 2021 by

Researchers at the University of Michigan have confirmed that sleep tattoos memories into your brain. The team found that groups of neurons activated during prior learning, especially when emotion is involved....

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Sleep loss may disrupt the brain’s ability to “unlearn” fear...

Nov 30, 2020 by

A new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging has found that getting less sleep than normal can impair the brain’s capacity to regulate fear. This may explain why frequent sleep disturbances make people more...

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Brain damage from sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s looks identical...

Oct 26, 2020 by

A team of researchers at the School of Health and Biomedical sciences at RMIT University found multiple similarities between Alzheimer’s and sleep apnea in terms of brain damage. In both, plaques appear first in the same locations and spread...

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Study says body clock rhythms, not sleep, dispose of brain’s toxic waste...

Sep 24, 2020 by

Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center recently conducted tests on mice to study their bodies’ circadian rhythms. They found that this system governs the glymphatic system—nerve cells that serve as the waste disposal system in the brain....

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Sleep Apnea Tied to Alzheimer’s-like Changes

Apr 17, 2020 by

In a new French study, researchers discovered amyloid plaques—a characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease—in the brains of people who have sleep apnea. The results of the research were published in the journal JAMA Neurology....

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