Neurons That Promote Sleep after Stress Stave Off Anxiety in Mice

Stress promotes a kind of sleep in mice that subsequently relieves anxiety, according to new research that also pinpoints the mechanism responsible. The researchers hope the study findings could lead to the development of artificial ways to trigger these beneficial effects, potentially helping to treat persistent stress disorders such as PTSD, or to ease the psychosocial stress experienced by people who have been newly diagnosed with dementia.