Monday, January 30, 2023

Innovations and Scientific research to improve our Sleep

In this post, I am listing below some videos telling about Innovations and Scientific research that are useful to improve our Sleep and our quality of Life

A wearable device for enhancing deep sleep

Researchers have developed a wearable device that plays specific sounds to enhance deep sleep. The first clinical study has shown that the device is effective, but not at the same level of effectiveness for everyone.

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Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain

While a full night of deep sleep stabilizes emotions, a sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in anxiety levels, according to research from UC Berkeley.

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Exercise can improve sleep quality even when you don't perceive a difference

Physical exercise has long been prescribed as a way to improve the quality of sleep. But now, researchers from Japan have found that even when exercise causes objectively measured changes in sleep quality, these changes may not be subjectively perceptible.

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Hit the sleep ‘sweet spot’ to keep brain sharp | Too little & too much sleep cause cognitive decline

Like so many other good things in life, sleep is best in moderation. A multiyear study of older adults found that both short and long sleepers experienced greater cognitive decline than people who slept a moderate amount, even when the effects of early Alzheimer’s disease were taken into account

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Mindfulness therapy may help bring on Sleep

Researchers from the Centre for Sleep and Cognition at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore, found mindfulness-based therapy to be more effective than an active sleep hygiene program in improving sleep quality.

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Healthy sleep habits help lower risk of heart failure

According to research published in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation, Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns had a 42% lower risk of heart failure regardless of other risk factors compared to adults with unhealthy sleep patterns.

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Don’t count on caffeine to fight sleep deprivation

A new study from Michigan State University says that relying on caffeine to get you through the day after the sleepless night isn’t always the answer.

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Mindfulness training helps kids sleep better, Stanford Medicine study finds

A Stanford study has found that children who learned techniques such as deep breathing and yoga slept longer and better, even though the curriculum didn’t instruct them in improving sleep.

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Tracking sleep with a self-powering smart pillow

People who struggle for shut-eye could benefit from monitoring their sleep, but they have limited options for doing so. In a new study in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, one team describes a potential solution: a self-powering smart pillow that tracks the position of the head.

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Take a bath 90 minutes before bedtime to get better sleep

Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin found that bathing 1-2 hours before bedtime in water of about 104-109 degrees Fahrenheit can significantly improve your sleep.

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MIT's AI algorithm monitors Sleep with Radio Waves

MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have devised a new way to monitor sleep stages without sensors attached to the body. Their device uses an advanced artificial intelligence algorithm to analyze the radio signals around the person and translate those measurements into sleep stages: light, deep, or rapid eye movement (REM).

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Is your child getting enough sleep?

A study of almost 800 children followed over several years shows that those who get the fewest hours of sleep are at greatest risk of developing psychiatric difficulties later, including ADHD, anxiety and depression.

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Wooden touch interface to improve your Sleep

A wooden touch interface  brings a calm sleep experience to the bedroom and enables people to leave their cellphone outside of a space meant for sleep. 

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The Shorter Your Sleep, the Shorter Your Life

A "catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic" is causing a host of potentially fatal diseases.

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AI-designed Serotonin Sensor may help scientists study sleep and mental health

NIH BRAIN Initiative scientists used machine learning to redesign a bacterial ‘Venus flytrap’ protein that can monitor brain serotonin levels in real time.

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Engineered mattress and pillow system uses heating and cooling to fall asleep faster

Bioengineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a unique mattress and pillow system that uses heating and cooling to tell the body it is time to go to sleep.

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Scientists discover secret to waking up alert and refreshed

Many people who find it hard to wake up in the morning blame it on their constitution or their genes. But how you slept, what you ate for breakfast and the amount of physical activity you engaged in the day before have a lot more to do with your ability to wake up alert. 

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