Month: August 2017

The Benefits of Slumber: Why You Need a Good Night’s Sleep

Originally found on https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/apr2013/feature1 We have so many demands on our time—jobs, family, errands—not to mention finding some time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep affects both mental and physical health. It’s vital to your well-being. Understanding the importance of sleep can benefit everyone. Of course, sleep helps you feel…

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Research on neurofeedback training proves to improve attention, working memory performance

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/news/20131217/Research-on-neurofeedback-training-proves-to-improve-attention-working-memory-performance.aspx The Distinguished Professor Shu-Lan Hsieh’s research on neurofeedback training has proven to improve attention and working memory performance, National Cheng Kung University revealed recently. Hsieh’s training method had significantly improved brainwave and brain function and slowed down aging of the brain. Her research titled “Neurofeedback training improves attention and working memory performance”…

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3 Mindfulness Tips to Reduce Anxiety

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2016/11/25/3-mindfulness-tips-to-reduce-anxiety/ Have you ever had your heart race, palms become sweaty, or have difficulty focusing because you’re so nervous? These are some of the signs of anxiety. Anxiety can be debilitating for some people, and for others it might just amount to a few minutes of feeling nervous. Unfortunately, for some people when anxiety does hit,…

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Scientists discover ways to increase efficiency in neurofeedback

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170729/Scientists-discover-ways-to-increase-efficiency-in-neurofeedback-training-paradigm.aspx Researchers from the HSE Centre for Cognition & Decision Making and the Control of Complex Systems Laboratory (Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences) have conducted a series of experiments to uncover what a person actually controls when they are tasked with independently affecting the activity of their own…

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Electrical Brain Stimulation Could Help Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Suggests

Originally found on https://fibromyalgianewstoday.com/2017/07/21/fibromyalgia-pain-could-be-helped-with-targeted-electrical-brain-stimulation-clinical-trial-suggests/ Ten sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a technique that stimulates certain areas of the brain with electrical impulses, could provide pain relief for patients with fibromyalgia, according to the results of a small clinical trial. The study, “Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on pain, mood and serum endorphin level in…

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Insomnia linked to stress, anxiety, and depression

Originally found on http://www.belmarrahealth.com/important-get-good-nights-sleep/ Sleep is a fundamental act we partake in each and every night that keeps us healthy. When we sleep, all of our organs and systems get much-needed rest so that they can continue to function each day. So, when we don’t sleep, this can have detrimental effects both physically and mentally….

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