Tag: developments in sleep
Cooling the brain reduces metabolic activity. Insomnia can be caused by excessive metabolic activity in the brain’s frontal cortex; a device is being designed that gently cools the frontal cortex during sleep in the hope that this will help to alleviate insomnia.
Fruit flies may help scientists find the genetic roots of insomnia. Scientists have bred a strain of fruit fly to have many of the characteristics and complications of insomnia in people in an attempt to discover which genes are affected in the insomniacs.
Getting more sleep than usual could increase athletic performance. Researchers at Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Laboratory noticed a difference in athletic performance even if sleep was extended by only a half-hour.
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