rapid eye movement

Scientists create a ‘dream’ app


April 10th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Scientists have come up with an app to let your create your perfect dream, by playing a 'soundscape' that seeps into the sleeping mind.Users can ... Read more...

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Dreams get rid of painful memories


November 27th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Dreaming seems to strip painful memories of their lingering bite. During the REM (rapid eye movement) dream phase of sleep, stress chemicals shut down, permitting the ... Read more...

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Sleep disorder could lead to Parkinson’s disease


July 31st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder, which involves abnormal behaviour when one experiences nightmares and vivid dreams, could lead to Parkinson's disease.People find themselves screaming, ... Read more...

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Experts back notion that sleep helps decision-making


June 20th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) The notion that a good night's sleep helps when making important decisions is now endorsed by scientists.They say that a good sleep enhances complex cognitive ... Read more...

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People who punch or kick in sleep signal Parkinson’s


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 2 (IANS) You may not have realised it but if you kick or punch at night while asleep, it may be a signal for an early onset of ... Read more...

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Brainwaves could help predict schizophrenia, depression


April 27th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Something as shortlived as a brainwave comes with its own unique fingerprint that remains unaltered over the years - a finding that could help predict schizophrenia ... Read more...

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Early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease revealed in dream sleep


March 29th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Danish researchers have discovered that very early symptoms of Parkinson's disease may be revealed in dream or REM sleep.Parkinson's disease is a brain disease best known for the ... Read more...

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Sleepless nights can trigger euphoria, risky behaviour


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) A sleepless night can not only make us cranky and moody but also trigger euphoria, potentially leading to poor judgment and addictive behaviour. Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Sleep really does help when it comes to recalling memories


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of York and Harvard Medical School suggests that sleep not only helps in learning a new piece of information, such ... Read more...

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Animals have spiritual experiences too


October 9th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Just like human beings even animals have spiritual experiences, says a prominent neurologist.Research suggested that spiritual experiences originate deep within primitive areas of the human brain-areas shared by ... Read more...

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Nightmares could be early sign of Parkinson’s


September 15th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Horrifying dreams could be an early sign of Parkinson's disease, say experts. Those who shout or cry in their sleep could be more likely to develop the condition within ... Read more...

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Horrifying nightmares ‘could be first sign of Parkinson’s disease’


September 15th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Those who shout or cry in their sleep could be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, scientists have revealed.Experts have found that people who suffer from a condition ... Read more...

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Vivid dreams improve our memories


August 15th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Vivid dreams have a way of boosting our memories, making us better problem solvers. People who go through a dream-filled sleep can recall information more easily and link ... Read more...

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A good night’s sleep may be key to improved memory


August 14th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): A good night's sleep could be the key to an improved memory and what's more - it could help you imagine the future too.The REM (rapid eye movement) ... Read more...

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Kicking during sleep signals Parkinson’s risk


July 29th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Kicking in sleep could mean you are more likely to develop dementia or Parkinson's, scientists warn. They say it could signal a higher risk up to 50 years before ... Read more...

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Sleep disorder may help predict Parkinson’s disease decades earlier


July 29th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Sleep disorder may be a sign of dementia or Parkinson's disease up to 50 years before the disorders are diagnosed, says a new study.Mayo Clinic scientists found identified ... Read more...

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Here’s why we dream


July 15th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 15 (ANI): Scientists may have finally uncovered why we dream - it could be a crucial tool for sorting and filing information and discarding mental trash, says an Australian researcher."One ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sleep deprivation linked to chronic migraine


June 24th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep deprivation leads to changes in the levels of key proteins that facilitate events involved in the underlying pathology of migraine, a new study ... Read more...

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Puberty linked to sleep disorders, alcohol abuse


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that during puberty, teens may suffer from sleeping disorders and thus resort to alcohol to get sleep - increasing susceptibility to alcohol abuse ... Read more...

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Severe sleep apnea reduces nightmare recall frequency


February 15th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) report a significantly lower frequency of nightmares than patients with mild or no sleep apnea, indicating that OSA suppresses the cognitive ... Read more...

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Dream-enacting behaviour common in healthy youngsters, says study


December 1st, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study by Canadian researchers has found that dream-enacting behaviour is common in healthy young adults.The study appearing in the Dec.1 issue of the journal Sleep also ... Read more...

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Sleep ‘boosts memory’


November 20th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): For anyone trying to remember a new skill, sleeping on it may be a good advice, says a new study.Scientists carried out an experiment in which sleeping volunteers ... Read more...

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New nasal spray perks up memory


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) There's some good news for students with feeble memories. A nasal spray developed by German scientists promises to boost late night cram sessions, provided a good night's sleep ... Read more...

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Alcoholism affects sleep during sober periods


October 1st, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 1 (IANS) Long-term alcoholism affects sleep even after long periods of abstinence, impacting men and women similarly, says a new study. The study indicates that in long-term alcoholics who had not ... Read more...

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Alcoholism negatively affects sleep despite long periods of sobriety


October 1st, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Long-term alcoholism can have detrimental effects on a person's sleep despite long periods of abstinence, according to a study.And the above pattern is similar in both men and ... Read more...

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Sleep patterns may help predict depression risk in teens


August 14th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Sleep patterns can help predict which adolescents might be at higher risk of depression, says Indian-origin researcher Uma Rao from UT Southwestern Medical Centre.Depressed adults experience rapid-eye-movement (REM) ... Read more...

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Sleep apnea occurring during REM sleep linked to type 2 diabetes


June 16th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) episodes occurring during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is significantly associated with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.Principle investigator Kamran Mahmood, MD, ... Read more...

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REM sleep enhances creative problem solving more than any other sleep or wake state


June 9th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A leading expert on the positive benefits of napping says that Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep enhances creative problem-solving.Dr. Sara Mednick, assistant professor of psychiatry at UC San ... Read more...

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Jet lag upsets body clocks in 2 neural centres to disrupt sleep


April 17th, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Washington have moved a step closer to developing more effective treatments for jet lag, by finding out that this problem disrupts sleep by ... Read more...

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Habitual snoring may be behind womens daytime fatigue


November 12th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study by researchers from Sweden has revealed that in women, habitual snoring may be an independent cause of excessive daytime sleepiness and daytimefatigue, regardless of ... Read more...

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Not enough REM sleep makes kids, teens overweight


August 5th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Not getting enough sleep or spending less time in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, could cause children and teens to suffer from obesity, as per a new ... Read more...

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Scientists find features of mammalian sleep in birds


June 27th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): American scientists have unearthed evidence of mammalian-like sleep in birds by studying zebra flinches.The study conducted by experts at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in ... Read more...

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Animals with big brains need more REM sleep


June 20th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): Analysing compiled studies on sleep patterns in 83 species of mammals with the help of statistical techniques, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Starnberg, ... Read more...

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Reduced REM sleep linked to overweight in children and adolescents


June 13th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new study has found that reduced REM sleep is associated with overweight in children and adolescents.Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is marked by extensive physiological changes, ... Read more...

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Anaesthetic may help treat sleep disorders, improve sleep medications


April 17th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): University of Alberta researchers have identified sleep patterns in a type of anaesthesia that are the closest ever to a natural, non-groggy snooze.According to researchers, the anaesthetic, ... Read more...

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