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Sleep-Engineering: Improve your life by manipulating your sleep

describes preliminary research where they play sounds during your deep sleep cycles to increase learning and reduce emotional response to traumatic events.

Authors: Penny Lewis
Source: TED
Published: July 2015
Tags: TEDx Grand Rapids, health, sleep, sleep hacks
Rating: 3/5

Some basic overview of sleep cycles. When they play sounds during your sleep, they can re-enforce learning. This requires sophisticated scientific equipment, not something we can do on our own.

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The brain benefits of deep sleep -- and how to get more of it

3 kinds of sleep: light, REM, and deep. Delta waves occurs during deep sleep and this is the most beneficial type of sleep. Certain sounds seems to enhance delta waves.

Authors: Dan Gartenberg
Source: TED
Published: June 2017
Tags: TED Residency, sleep, sleep hacks
Rating: 4/5

It is well known that lack of deep sleep causes health problems, but it also causes inability to empathize and making rash/bad decisions. When they play certain sounds during deep sleep, it seems to cause delta waves to become stronger. Not clear if it makes deep sleep longer though. They play the actual sound during the talk. This was a short talk, and the...[more]