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Did You Know… The sleep pattern is linked to your cognitive abilities

Sleeping between 7 and 8 hours a night is best for the brain, new research concludes. More or less sleep than this is linked to lower cognitive performance. Unfortunately, as a study showed, half of its participants slept about an hour less than the recommended amount. The brains of people who slept four hours or less were nine years older, cognitively. However, over-sleeping was also linked to worse cognitive performance. These results came from over 40,000 people around the world who…

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Can we control our dreams?

Have you ever realized mid-dreams that you’re dreaming, and then been able to somewhat control the experience? Only about 20 percent of people regularly have such “lucid dreams,” but a study in Dreaming suggests it may be possible to induce them. Researchers asked 169 participants to try several techniques, and one called MILD (mnemonic induction of lucid dreams) proved particularly effective. Researchers instructed participants to use an alarm to wake up after five hours of sleep and repeat the phrase “The next…

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Is your personality linked to your sleep quality?

Those of you who are following publications on the Stress-n-Health corner FB are already familiar with personality traits that constitute the Big Five model. These personality characteristics (Extraversion, Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Openness, and Agreeableness) have been investigating as predictors of sleep quality. The study published in Health Psychology  examined more than 22,000 adults aged 30 to 107. Personality and sleep quality were assessed in the beginning of the study (baseline) and then again 4 to 10 years later. The researchers found…

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In Stress and Health

Wearable Devices / Mobile Apps and Your Mood

Wearable devices that can track how many steps you walked today, measure your heart rate or evaluate how well you slept last night successfully occupied the global market. Moreover, mobile technology is pushing new boundaries, aiming to measure emotional well-being as well as physical health. Tech companies claim that biosensor technology in the devices can detect stress and anxiety by tracking the body’s physical reactions. In 2017, Spire performed a Workplace Stress Study together with a Stanford psychology researcher. Spire is…

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