Want to enjoy the deep, mystical sleep of our ancestors? Turn your lights off at dusk.

March 8th, 2018 - By jen in neuroAgility News, Sleep

What if you could medi­tate like a Tibetan lama with no instruc­tion what­so­ever — and without having to subscribe to any reli­gious beliefs?  People hear a ques­tion like that and, unless they are partic­u­larly gullible, they assume they’re about to be scammed. But in this case there is nothing to buy — no tapes, no app, no reli­gious agenda that gets sprung on you at … Continue reading

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

September 2nd, 2016 - By admin in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

One often believes that the longer we tough it out, the tougher we are, and there­fore the more successful we will be. However, this entire concep­tion is scien­tif­i­cally inac­cu­rate. The very lack of a recovery period is dramat­i­cally holding back our collec­tive ability to be resilient and successful. Read full article: Harvard Busi­ness Review, “Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure”

Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can you find it?

July 19th, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety, Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

Even as the world gets noisier, scien­tists are learning more about the very real nega­tive phys­ical and mental effects of noise. And it’s through those studies of noise pollu­tion that we are also getting a handle on how impor­tant silence is to the brain and mental health. Read Full Article: mother nature network, “Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can … Continue reading

Why You Still Probably Need More Rest

June 10th, 2016 - By admin in Sleep

Of all our personal limited resources, it is a wonder why rest gets such short shrift. Too many of us have forgotten what being rested actu­ally feels like. In light of that, this article offers up a few sugges­tions to remedy the situ­a­tion. Read Full Article: Why You Still Prob­ably Need More Rest (and 23 Ways to Get It)

In Defense of Absurdly Early Bedtimes

May 19th, 2016 - By admin in Sleep

Research consis­tently shows that putting kids to bed early is bene­fi­cial for their phys­ical, emotional, and cogni­tive devel­op­ment. Not only do kids tend to sleep more when the lights go out sooner, but they also may get a greater propor­tion of restora­tive sleep, too. Read Full Article, “In Defense of Absurdly Early Bedtimes”

Eliminating the stigma of napping at work

April 6th, 2016 - By admin in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

Naps are actu­ally a perfor­mance enhancer. Studies have shown that a nap in the morning can boost creative thinking, while after­noon naps can help people feel better phys­i­cally. Full Article: Huff­in­gton Post, “Arianna: Office Nap Rooms Will Soon Be As Common As Confer­ence Rooms”

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Meets the Sleep Revolution

February 1st, 2016 - By admin in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Neurofeedback News, Sleep

The conver­sa­tions at Davos this year are a blue­print for a wider defi­n­i­tion of success, one that recog­nizes that in our quest for a compet­i­tive edge and enhanced perfor­mance, we actu­ally stand to gain from putting our humanity, well-being, and sense of purpose at the center. Full Article: Huff­in­gton Post, “The Fourth Indus­trial Revo­lu­tion Meets the Sleep Revo­lu­tion”