Illustration of superman in a dream
Learn how your brain creates dreams while you sleep.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min.
Your selections: Sleep
While you dream, your body is temporarily paralyzed. Sometimes this inability to move persists even after you've woken up.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
Explores one process by which sleep is thought to play a role in properly regulating synapses — the synaptic homeostasis hypothesis.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Learn how your brain creates dreams while you sleep.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
Try to gain as many hours of sleep as you can as you navigate this board game with lots of distractions along the way.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A new study now shows that just one night of sleep deprivation results in the accumulation in the brain of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's
  • The Dana Foundation
Disrupting circadian rhythms is linked to mood disorders, and chronic illnesses. Neuroscientists are teasing apart how.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The discovery of cellular clocks throughout the body is shedding light on sleep disorders and changing how — and when — we treat disease.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
When you’re asleep, your brain is doing important work:consolidating your memories.
  • The Brain Prize
  • 8 min
This video explains what neuroscience has uncovered about what happens while we sleep.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Pulling all-nighters to binge watch your favorite movie can lead to some major problems in your brain.
  • Brain Connection
Cheri Wiggs explains what our eyes do while we sleep and why we can't see colors well in the dark.
  • National Eye Institute
  • 2 min
A new study reveals the most common content of recurring dreams and finds very different hallucinations in the dreaming minds of adults and children.

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.