Sleep 'prioritizes memories we care about'

Posted in Medicine on 11th Sep, 2016
by Alex Muller

A study has found that during sleep, the experiences you care about are more likely to enter your long-term memory.

Poor Sleep in Childhood Ups Risk of Later Depression, Anxiety

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

It creates more negative emotions and also alters positive emotional experiences.

Dreaming brain rhythms lock in memories

Posted in Medicine on 13th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

REM sleep is the phase during which, at least in humans, dreams take place; The question of whether it is important for settling new memories has been difficult to answer.

Brain structure is different in people who have insomnia

Posted in Medicine on 7th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Researchers used a special imaging technique to determine that people with insomnia have variations in amount of white matter, which links different parts of the brain.

Not enough sleep may help alzheimers take hold

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Disrupted sleep has long been a common complaint for patients in the early stages of Alzheimers, sometimes decades before they develop noticeable memory loss.