Even when we sleep our brains are still engaged â€“ organizing our day, putting things into long-term memory, tying up loose ends and taking care of our life as we get our rest. When you are at rest your brain is not. Scientists first recorded brain activity, through the use of an electro encephalogram recording [...]
How many hours of sleep do you need? Sleep is an essential need for our bodies and our brains. It is during sleep that our minds go over the events of the day and form long-term memory. Without adequate sleep, of at least 7-9 hours a night, we are not able to function at optimum [...]
Study of Sleep Deprivation Identifies Genes That Hinder Memory Most people experience occasional sleep deprivation and recognize its impact on their mood and behavior, but there is little scientific understanding of how sleep loss actually affects brain function, especially memory and other cognitive functions. New research published in Frontiers in Neuroscience sheds new light on this problem.