Machine Makes 2 Hours Sleep into 8

By Dave

On Sky News there is an article that says scientists are working on a machine that will allow us to power nap, making a two or three hour sleep have the same benefits as a full nights eight our snooze. I for one think this will just make the world more competitive, as we all work longer hours or a second job.

A device worn on the head could in squeeze the benefit of eight hours’ sleep into just two or three hours.

Scientists in the US used a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to induce slow waves – indicative of the deepest phase of sleep and essential for learning ability and mood, in a group of sleeping volunteers.

A TMS device sends harmless magnetic signals through the scalp and skull and into the brain, where it activates electrical impulses.

The researchers found that positioning the TMS machine the right way triggered slow waves that travelled throughout the brain.

I wouldn’t mind having more time to research, write and play some video games though. As with everything, I am sure they will find a side effect that will make the whole thing not worth doing. But we will see…

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