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What Happens to Your Brain When You're Sleep-Deprived Is Actually Terrifying

Getting enough sleep is like eating clean. Most of us strive to do it consistently, but there's always that odd day (or night, in this case) that …

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Your dreams may indicate your risk of developing dementia

How often do you dream?<p>According to the NHS, dementia is caused by gradual changes and damage in the brain, most often as a result of diseases in …

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Preemptive Caffeine Administration Blocks the Increase in Postoperative Pain Caused by Previous Sleep Loss in the Rat: A Potential Role for Preoptic Adenosine A 2A Receptors in Sleep–Pain Interactions | Sleep

Sleep and pain are reciprocally related, but the precise mechanisms underlying this relationship are poorly understood. This study used a rat model …

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Scientists found more evidence that we can learn during sleep

It may seem to you like time sleeping is time lost. To our brains, though, sleep is not only productive, but vital. Sleeping provides the chance for our brains to do some chemical house cleaning, which helps us feel rested, awake, and a lot less grumpy the next day.<p>And now, new research from the …

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Want to learn something? Sleep on it, but not too deeply : study

Scientists fascinated by the idea that humans might be able to learn while asleep -- a new language, say, or a piece of music -- have long been …

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The brain can learn new things while asleep

A new study found the human brain can recognize sound patterns heard while sleeping, adding evidence to the debate over whether it is possible to …

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How sleep helps us to remember and forget at the same time

Can we both learn and unlearn while we sleep? A new study suggests that we can. Both processes occur during different phases of sleep, the research …

New study offers insights into how we can learn while we sleep

Research from a team in Paris has found that new auditory memories can be formed while we sleep, as long as they are delivered during the right sleep …

New study confirms we can indeed learn in our sleep — but there’s a catch

It’s the dream of any kid too lazy to study: put on a set of earphones when you go to bed and learn while you’re sleeping. The good news? According …

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There Might Be a Way to Learn New Stuff While You Sleep

No more time wasted.<p>There might be a way to take advantage of time spent asleep, at least more than you already do. Researchers determined that the brain is capable of learning new information while asleep, based on a new, small study in <i>Nature</i> involving sleep and a lot of white noise.<p>In a lab, …

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