External information is selectively suppressed during REM sleep phase
In general, it is believed that sleep leads to a disconnection of a person from the outside world. However, it has not yet been precisely determined what happens during the REM sleep phase - processing of external signals or their suppression. A group of French scientists decided to find out by using 18 participants for the experiment.
Which side is best to sleep on and why
Remember how many of us were told to sleep on our right side in childhood? It was thought that this is almost the only healthy sleeping position. Years passed, the habit remained. But how much is it really useful and justified?
The brain replays the wakefulness experience during sleep — direct evidence
Our brain does not go into “standby” mode during sleep — it organizes new long-term memories. By now, scientists have received reliable evidence that the replication of the experience gained on the eve continues during rest as well. For this, microelectrodes were used, and signals were received from two volunteers as part of a clinical trial of the “brain-computer” interface, designed for people with disabilities.
How to beat insomnia. New and proven methods for restoring normal sleep
In recent months, sleep quality has worsened in many countries around the world. For the record, no more than 25% of US residents felt fresh and rested in the morning, while among the British, only 11% could boast of regular, sound sleep. Insomnia caused by Covid and other anxieties can seriously harm health, the consequences of which will affect even when pandemia is over. So how to get back to a good deep rest?
Bad sleep negatively affects sex life - US studies
Problems of sexual nature are common for 31% of men and 45% (!) of women in USA. According to the results of scientific publications, such figures are often associated with insufficient duration and quality of sleep.
COVID-19 pandemic affects Americans` sleep - Better Sleep Council
“The 2020 State of America’s Sleep” research by The Better Sleep Council revealed mass sleep disorder among residents of the United States. The comparison of January and March statistics of this year with the previous year showed that there is a decrease in the performance of all characteristics. Researchers relate mental health issues to the coronavirus pandemic.