Smoking, head injury, pesticide exposure, farming and less education may be risk factors for a rare sleep disorder that causes people to kick or punch during sleep. The study results were published in the June 27, 2012, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Tag Archives | Rapid Eye Movement (REM)
Researchers at the University of Toronto are the first to indentify a potential cause for a severe sleep disorder that has been closely linked to Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. “Our research is the first to establish a potential genetic link to human REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). That’s important because between 60 and […]
During a large-scale study of the socioeconomic costs of this neurodegenerative disease, Danish researchers, some from the University of Copenhagen, discovered that very early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may be revealed in dream or REM sleep. The results were published in the Journal of Neurology, February 2011.
Scientists have long puzzled over the many hours we spend in light, dreamless slumber. But a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests we are busy recharging our brain’s learning capacity during this traditionally undervalued phase of sleep, which can take up half the night. The results of the study were published in […]
It is one thing to learn a new piece of information, such as a new phone number or a new word, but quite another to get your brain to file it away so it is available when you need it. A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at the University of […]