Researchers activate problem-solving during sleep

Dec 19, 2019 by

In a fascinating new piece of research, scientists were able to get study participants solve puzzles in their sleep. The researchers had participants solve part a puzzle while listening to a unique sound. While the volunteers slept, the scientists...

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Sleep deprivation triples lapses in attention

Dec 10, 2019 by

New research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General found that sleep deprivation can triple the number of lapses in attention and double the odds of making “placekeeping” errors. These are errors in how well you follow complex...

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Sleep apnea may be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s

Mar 20, 2019 by

In new research from the Mayo Clinic, brain scans have revealed that there may be an association between sleep apnea and a particular Alzheimer’s biomarker....

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Technology disrupts sleep

Dec 26, 2018 by

New research indicates that certain cells in the eye that are sensitive to light can reset the internal clock in our bodies when exposed to light. The study points to the idea that screen time before bed–such as the...

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New study finds we can learn in our sleep

Mar 20, 2018 by

Researchers have discovered that when people were shown pictures with associated words, those words that were played while they slept were easier to remember thanks to the triggering of sleep spindles in the participants’ brains....

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Sleep apnea in children impairs memory consolidation

Dec 19, 2017 by

A team of researchers studying children with disturbed sleep found that there was a link to impaired memory. They also found a method that might help predict the level of disruption caused by the sleep loss....

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Obstructive sleep apnea linked to Alzheimer’s risk

Dec 14, 2017 by

There’s new evidence that older adults with obstructive sleep apnea may have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s due to the higher levels of amyloid beta. Amyloid beta is the main component of the hallmark plaques of Alzheimer’s....

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