Learning During Sleep: A Dream Comes True?

Publication date: Available online 15 January 2020Source: Trends in Cognitive SciencesAuthor(s): Simon Ruch, Katharina HenkeCan information that is processed during sleep influence awake behavior? Recent research demonstrates that learning during sleep is possible, but that sleep-learning invariably produces memory traces that are consciously inaccessible in the awake state. Thus, sleep-learning can likely exert implicit, but not explicit, influences on awake behavior.
Source: Trends in Cognitive Sciences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Related Links:

ConclusionCaffeine is an effective countermeasure to driver sleepiness, however, high caffeine consumers do not exhibit any benefit to driving safety indicators. In fact, there is some evidence for safety concern because high caffeine consumers self-report more crashes and worse driving safety indicators than low caffeine consumers. High caffeine consumption was associated with poor health behaviours. Further research is needed to fully understand the implications of high caffeine use. Interventions aiming to reduce truck driver sleepiness should be cautious in promotion of caffeine in isolation; a wholistic approach to im...
Source: Safety Science - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in SportAuthor(s): Jade McNeill, Steven J. Howard, Stewart A. Vella, Dylan P. CliffAbstractObjectiveTo examine whether meeting the Australian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines was associated with cognitive and psychosocial development in preschoolers.DesignProspective observational studyMethodsCross-sectional (n = 247) and 12-month longitudinal (n = 185) data from the PATH-ABC study were examined. Physical activity was assessed by accelerometry. Parents reported children’s screen time and sleep. Children w...
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsFitness tracker sleep efficiency and wake counts demonstrate clinical utility as predictive of asthma-specific night-time wakening and daily FEV1. Fitness tracker sleep data demonstrated predictive capability for daily asthma outcomes.
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: MS is beneficial where the main aim is to attain a significant and long-lasting weight loss results. The RCTs have depicted the superiority which surgical mechanisms hold over medically based therapy, for enhancing glycaemic control, and achieving remission of diabetes. This type of surgery improves life quality, reduces incidences of other obesity and diabetes relating diseases like microvascular illness, sleep apnea, fatal disorder, and fatty liver disease. PMID: 32077829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Cardiology Reviews - Category: Cardiology Tags: Curr Cardiol Rev Source Type: research
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: SeizureAuthor(s): Katharina Mahr, Marc-Philipp Bergmann, Lara Kay, Leona Möller, Philipp S. Reif, Laurent M. Willems, Katja Menzler, Susanne Schubert-Bast, Karl Martin Klein, Susanne Knake, Felix Rosenow, Johann Philipp Zöllner, Adam StrzelczykABSTRACTPurposeMost patients who die from sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) are found in the prone position. We evaluated whether changes in body position occur during generalized convulsive seizures (GCSs).MethodGCSs in patients undergoing video-EEG-monitoring between 2007 and 2017 at epilepsy centers in ...
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Sleep Apnea;   Insufficient Sleep Syndrome;   Sleep;   Hypertension Interventions:   Behavioral: PAP Treatment;   Behavioral: Sleep Education I;   Behavioral: Sleep Education II Sponsors:   Wayne State University;   National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionThe performances of RG-TS and E1 features reveal that the changes in inter-dependencies of pre-frontal and occipital lobe along with the central lobe can be used to distinguish the different sleep stages.
Source: Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
ConclusionThe novelty of the present study is the practical determination of the relationship between electroencephalographic synchronization and the occurrence of the arousals between the central regions of the right and left hemispheres.Graphical abstract
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Authors: Vanttola P, Puttonen S, Karhula K, Oksanen T, Härmä M Abstract A considerable proportion of shift workers have work schedule-related insomnia and/or excessive sleepiness, a phenomenon described as shift work disorder (SWD). There is yet a lack of evidence on whether or not employees recover from symptoms of SWD between work shifts. We studied whether SWD and its subtypes are associated with insomnia and excessive sleepiness during weekly non-work days and with 24-h sleep time. Hospital employees answered a survey on SWD, insomnia and excessive sleepiness on weekly non-work days, and 24-h sleep. T...
Source: Industrial Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Ind Health Source Type: research
More News: Learning | Psychology | Sleep Disorders | Sleep Medicine | Universities & Medical Training