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The brain benefits of deep sleep — and how to get more of it | Dan Gartenberg

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There's nothing quite like a good night's sleep. What if technology could help us get more out of it? Dan Gartenberg is working on tech that stimulates deep sleep, the most regenerative stage which (among other wonderful things) might help us consolidate our memories and form our personalities. Find out more about how playing sounds that mirror brain waves during this stage might lead to deeper sleep — and its potential benefits on our health, memory and ability to learn.

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52 Comments on The brain benefits of deep sleep — and how to get more of it | Dan Gartenberg

  1. Wow the human brain is so Interesting

  2. Well now I want such a device.

  3. 4:55 to 5:18 I will pray until this becomes a meme.

  4. Pascal filosa // 4th January 2018 at 6:17 pm // Reply

    He makes me sleep by the way he talks

  5. The noise sounded like whats called “pink or white noise” i wish he would have elaborated more on the sound he played… super interesting

    • Yep, sounds like white noise with the volume changing rhythmically.
      I guess flooding the brain with such a broad spectrum of frequencies in the right manner could “sync” the brain waves to that sound and so make the deep sleep more efficient or something. At least that’s how I imagine it.

    • Chris Fokjohn They do sound like waves hitting the shore! No wonder I seem to sleep better in beach resorts.

    • Karl Harvy Marx // 4th January 2018 at 11:57 pm // Reply

      I don’t think pink or white is important. It is probably the pulsations of it that are thought to drive Delta waves since they occured about as fast as delta waves–somewhere between 1 every two seconds and 4 per second.

    • it has nothing to do with waves on shore. the shore repetition frequency is too slow.

  6. Larry Vickery // 4th January 2018 at 6:20 pm // Reply

    Skip to 4:40 to avoid wasting time with facts you already know. Then you learn that a device yet to be marketed that matches the brain wave patterns of deep sleep may help achieve that stage.

  7. Educate Society // 4th January 2018 at 6:23 pm // Reply

    Fascinating talk!

  8. Ian O'Riordan // 4th January 2018 at 6:28 pm // Reply

    Sounds like waves breaking on a strand… funnily enough.

  9. Emma Studying, Wellness & Self Actualization // 4th January 2018 at 6:29 pm // Reply

    This is very exciting! Great work! Thanks for sharing.

  10. So the irony is: watching it, eating popcorn at midnight instead of sleeping!!
    (School tomorrow)
    What girl… No that’s not how it works!

  11. I normally don’t have more than 5 hours sleep sometimes 4 hours for the past 3 years.

  12. Or just legalize weed and we all sleep like babies and the sleep drug companies be out of business.

  13. He talks so slow he is putting me to sleep!

  14. Amazing speech, thank you! I really need to sleep deeper and more!

  15. could someone please isolate that noise , make a track out of it and upload it to youtube?

  16. what if I told you…..TED talks are actually paid advertisements?

    • Larry Vickery // 4th January 2018 at 10:06 pm // Reply

      I am not an advocate for TED, but believe that paid presentations are not inherently useless or evil. By the same token, I don’t believe that profits are evil.

    • I didn’t say profits are evil. I’m just saying a lot of the talks are biased and not factual because it’s just businesses trying to make proifit. For example a few talks ago was about how counterfeit handbags fund terrorism. It was vague and lacking in evidence. The guy who did the talk was an employee of tommy hilfiger who clearly paid TED.

  17. Why you need device to make this sound…. Dont you get it..? Its like sea, like small waves falling on the shore…In Greece at least.

  18. Tuvemue Komomungondo // 4th January 2018 at 8:23 pm // Reply

    Am I the only one here watching this video while trying BUT , being unable to sleep.?

  19. Stephen Nestel // 4th January 2018 at 8:50 pm // Reply

    I sleep best in school,for some odd reason.

  20. I dont get enough sleep I wake-up a lot at midnight sleep some people told that coffee does this effect on me because I drink it like 4 or 3 time per day but not anymore because I feel I’m addicted to it too much?!but this is good theory thanks professor!

    • But I use a sleep sounds app it’s on Google store its really useful and I hear only what I want because least noise wake me up!

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