Can we learn to rid ourselves of our implicit biases regarding race and gender? A new Northwestern University study indicates that sleep may hold an important key to success in such efforts. Building on prior research, the Northwestern investigators aimed to find out whether learning to alter habitual reactions to other people could be enhanced …
Toddlers who take a long time to fall asleep or wake up many times during the night have put many a desperate mom and dad to the test. Tired parents are often told that night waking is part of toddlerhood, and that it will soon pass on its own, but this is not the case …
A team of neuropsychologists at Saarland University, who have shown that even a brief sleep can significantly improve retention of learned material in memory.
Now, researchers report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on March 12 that sleep and workers’ general wellbeing could be improved if work schedules took workers’ biological clocks into account
There may not yet be a cure for insomnia, but Concordia University researchers are a step closer to predicting who is most likely to suffer from it — just in time for World Sleep Day on March 13. In his study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Thien Thanh Dang-Vu, from Concordia’s Center for Studies …
Scientists have discovered that switching on one area of the brain chemically can trigger a deep sleep.
A short nap can help relieve stress and bolster the immune systems of men who slept only two hours the previous night, according to a new study
Researchers link late evenings to repetitive negative thoughts
A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. This is only the second “sleep node” identified in the mammalian brain whose activity appears to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep sleep.
The regions of the brain below the cortex are important as we train our bodies’ movements and they interact more effectively after a night of sleep.