Researchers observe clinically silent hippocampal seizures in two Alzheimer’s disease patients during sleep; a period critical for memory consolidation.
In circadian rhythm sleep–wake disorders precision medicine is less developed than in other medical disciplines mainly because homeostatic sleep and circadian timing have a very complex phenotype with multiple genetic regulation mechanisms.
Researchers suggest that sleeping disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea are linked to stroke risk and poor recovery following a stroke.
The agony of the agonists: a review of impulsivity and withdrawal syndromes in Parkinson’s disease treatment
The use of dopamine agonists for Parkinson’s treatment is often associated with unwanted side effects. This review identifies strategies for managing or avoiding these effects and discusses future needs to improve the understanding of these phenomena.
Sleeping for less than 6 hours or more than 10 hours per night could increase the likelihood of suffering from low-grade inflammation in aging men.
Men and individuals over the age of 65 years report sleeping better when they have access to natural surroundings, such as a park or beach.
Rapid eye movement sleep may help to enhance experience-dependent plasticity in the developing brain
Rapid eye movement sleep may be important in actively converting waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains via the activation of an extracellular signal-regulated kinase.
Despite causing sleep composition changes, mild traumatic brain injuries do not appear to negatively impact memory consolidation during sleep.