Neuroscience

Can Ambien Help Unconscious People Wake Up?
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Possibly. The strong sedative stimulates brain activity in coma patients.
The Year in Sleep: 2015’s Most Important Research
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Looking back at the year's most important sleep discoveries.
Ambien: For Sleep Tonight, Stroke Recovery Tomorrow?
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The hypnotic sleep aid may aid neurological rehabilitation by increasing synaptic GABA signaling, obvi.
Why You Should Zone Out Today
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Your sense of self may depend on it.
Seemingly Sexist Scientist Declares Women Bad Navigators
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With neuro-sex studies still in their infancy, walking into the lab with gender assumptions doesn't get us anywhere.
Orexin Is the Van Winkle's Neurotransmitter of the Year
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The neurotransmitter, inhibited by the sleep drug Belsomra, may play a role in preventing heart failure.
Why Getting Scared Gets Us Off
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Haunted House lovers are wired to love fright.
Four Insanely Long Comas with Happy Endings
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Locked in deep sleeps for more than a decade.
The Upside of Having Bad Taste in Music
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It may be hard to regulate emotions when you're going deep.
The Disturbing Relationship Between Sleep, Depression and Suicide
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At least three-quarters of clinically depressed people struggle with sleep, and insomnia is a well-proven risk factor for suicide across different cultures and age groups.