Sleep Terrors and Nightmares: How Are They Different?

Sleep Terrors and Nightmares: How Are They Different?

There is a lot of talk in the news lately about a new study published by the U.K.’s University of Warwick in the journal Sleep, which points to an as-yet-unexplained connection between sleep terrors and nightmares, if in high enough frequency in childhood, and future problems with psychosis. But little is said about the difference […]

Insomniac Brains Work Differently

Insomniac Brains Work Differently

Insomniac brains work differently than those who can sleep well, according to a small study involving those 50 years of age and older.  A scant 28 people were involved in the study, but the findings suggest that insomniacs have physical reasons behind their inability to sleep well, if at all. According to the US National […]

Sleep Switch Molecules Discovered

Sleep Switch Molecules Discovered

The molecules triggering a sleep switch has been discovered and may answer the question why human beings sleep at all, according to researchers at Oxford University.  Researchers believe that the neurons activated when people are tired are the same ones that are involved when people are put under anesthetic, and there is hope that the […]