Why You Keep Waking Up At Night? It May Be Your ‘Neuronal Noise

You may not know that you wake up a dozen times a night because you don’t remember it, but research finds virtually everyone does. (And if you often wake up and can’t get back to sleep, my sympathies.)

In a new paper in the journal Science Advances, researchers from Boston University and Israel offer an explanation for these “short arousals.” They blame “neuronal noise” — random fluctuations in your neurons’ voltage that sometimes rise to the level of waking you up.

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