‘Smart’ pajamas could monitor and help improve sleep

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Ordinary-looking pajamas are transformed into “smart” ones with five strategically placed sensors that measure heartbeat, respiration and posture.

If you’ve ever dreamed about getting a good night’s sleep, your answer may someday lie in data generated by your sleepwear. Researchers have developed pajamas embedded with self-powered sensors that provide unobtrusive and continuous monitoring of heartbeat, breathing and sleep posture — all factors that play a role in how well a person slumbers.

If you’ve ever dreamed about getting a good night’s sleep, your answer may someday lie in data generated by your sleepwear. Researchers have developed pajamas embedded with self-powered sensors that provide unobtrusive and continuous monitoring of heartbeat, breathing and sleep posture — all factors that play a role in how well a person slumbers. The “smart” garments could give ordinary people, as well as clinicians, useful information to help improve sleep patterns.

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Sleep in 2050

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Zoltan Istvan stated that Transhumanism is an intellectual and international movement influenced by actual science and technology innovation much of it created by the under 40s who consist of: – life extensionists, tecno-optimists, Singularitarians, biohackers, roboticists, artificial intelligence proponents and futurists. (Istvan, Z. 2011. The Transhumanist Wager.)

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Top 5 most common sleep problems (and how to find relief)

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Sleep issues are complex.

If we had a pill that could give us a good sleep, it would probably be the strongest medication ever made. There have been several studies that have connected inadequate sleep to chronic diseases and shortened lifespan. But unfortunately, sleep is not that simple. In fact, it’s the one natural process that might cause the most issues for modern-day adults, with around 30 percent of the American population having some degree of sleep disruption.

 

 

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Neuroscientists discover on/off switch in the brain for deep sleep

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The parafacial zone (PZ) in the brain stem produces half of all the brain’s sleep-promoting activity.

For the first time ever, neuroscientists have used an innovative new method to identify a circuit in the brain that promotes deep sleep, which reinvigorates the brain from its daily activities.

 

 

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You can learn a foreign language in your sleep: Study

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Swiss study finds memory for new words reinforced by listening again during sleep.

Most tricks for enhancing learning that seem too good to be true usually are. Learning a new language while you sleep has exactly this kind of ring to it. How can anything you listen to while you are asleep possibly have much effect on learning?

 

 

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Top 10 lazy ways to appear smarter than you are

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Just believing you can get smarter is enough to make you smarter.

Having smarts is all the rage now.  We aren’t just talking about street smarts but we’re talking about brainy smarts. Unfortunately, getting smarter involves work and work is something smart people prefer to avoid. Fortunately, appearing smarter is much easier than actually being smarter.

 

 

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Withings Aura smart sleep tracking system aims to help you sleep and wake better

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Withings showcased a new “smart sleep” system called Aura at CES 2014 this week. The sleep system takes self-monitored sleep sensors to the next level. The device features a padded sensor that slips under your mattress to record your body movement, heart rate, and breathing cycle — the sensor is smart enough to record the data for two people sleeping in the same bed. (Pics)

 

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Why women need more sleep than men

The average American adult requires between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every day.

According to a new study from Duke University, women need more sleep than men. The researchers have discovered that, compared to men, women experience more mental and physical consequences from inadequate rest. Besides giving half the population a legitimate reason to sleep in, the findings could also inspire new health recommendations for women at greater risk of heart disease, depression, and psychological problems.

 

 

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When is the most effective time to drink coffee?

Some desperately need–their morning coffee.

When is the best time to drink your cup of coffee? it is probably not a good idea to drink part of your daily dose of caffeine in the afternoon. Especially if you have problems sleeping. But, have you ever drink your cup of coffee and felt like it just didn’t work?

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