Accumulating evidence shows that sleep loss can severely hamper our ability to handle complex tasks, which, researchers note, can be ‘risky.’
Researchers at Northwestern University show, for the first time, how to trigger the brainâ€™s unique ability to solve problems during sleep.
This special feature explores the science behind lucid dreaming, an experience in which a person realizes they are dreaming as they continue to dream.
New research in mice singles out a group of neurons that may be responsible for our forgetting unnecessary information during the dreaming stage of sleep.
New research finds an association between self-reported optimism and the likelihood of having better sleep quality and longer sleep duration.
Telemedicine-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy is as effective as in-person therapy for people trying to manage chronic insomnia, new research shows.
A person may laugh in their sleep due to odd dreams or sleep disorders. Rarely, the cause is a neurological condition. Sleep laughing can also be normal, especially in babies. Learn more about laughing during sleep here.
Brain activity differences may help explain why distress from bad memories grows stronger in people with insomnia but fades in those without insomnia.
Five new studies conducted as part of a doctoral thesis show how sleep loss affects a person’s emotional perception and emotional response control.
Researchers have uncovered evidence suggesting that sleep loss can make us want to avoid social contact, while also sending a ‘keep away’ signal to others.