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New research shows fear memories can be reduced through sleep




A woman sleeps on September 5, 2012 during a performance at Ukraine's National Art Museum in Kiev.
A woman sleeps on September 5, 2012 during a performance at Ukraine's National Art Museum in Kiev.
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Maybe you're someone who's easily spooked on Halloween. Or perhaps you're afraid of things like centipedes or you're set on edge by the fear of falling.

New research from Northwestern University has some promise for you. They have found a way for you to conquer fear through sleep. Dr Jay Gottfried, an associate professor of neurology at Northwestern University, joins the show to explain.