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‘Mind After Midnight’: Human brains are not meant to be awake late at night, says new study

  • An article published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Network Psychology in March suggests that when humans are awake after midnight, neurophysiological changes in the brain lead to more negative thoughts and harmful and impulsive behaviors.
  • The study suggests that the brain is not meant to be awake after midnight as decisions are likely to lead to addictive behaviors, including overeating, drinking, gambling or criminal activity.
  • The changes also cause people to see the world more negatively than they typically do during the day.
  • A 2019 study published in the journal Sleep Medicine found that young and middle-aged adults in Asia get the least sleep due to “higher work and educational demands in Asian countries.”

A new study suggests that when humans are awake after midnight, neurophysiological changes in the brain lead to more negative outcomes.

The researchers of the hypothesis, which was published in the journal Frontiers in Network Psychology in March, are calling for new studies on the human brain after they discovered evidence that when humans are awake during the biological circadian night, neurophysiological changes in the brain causes them to view the world negatively, engage in harmful behaviors and make impulsive decisions.

Indian startup to implement daily 30-minute nap breaks for employees

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  • An Indian startup company is launching a policy to give its employees a daily half-hour nap as a way of upkeeping their health and well-being.
  • As a business that sells sleep and home solution products, Wakefit Solution’s co-founder Chaitanya Ramalingegowda announced yesterday that 2-2:30 p.m. will be the “official nap time” for all employees.
  • The company is planning to create “cozy nap pods” and “quiet rooms” where employees can go for a “perfect nap environment.”
  • In 2019, Wakefit Solutions conducted a survey with 1,500 respondents, of which 70% stated that they do not have a “nap room” at work, and 86% felt that having a designated nap time could help increase productivity.

An Indian sleep and home solution startup company is implementing a well-being initiative by providing its employees with daily 30-minute nap times.

In 2019, Wakefit Solutions conducted a survey, titled Right to Work Naps, where 70% of 1,500 respondents stated that their workplace does not provide a “nap room,” while 86% expressed that having a designated nap time could increase productivity. 

TikTok of sleep hack developed by the military to make you fall asleep in under 2 minutes goes viral

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  • Justin Agustin, a Filipino fitness trainer from Montreal, received millions of views for his viral TikTok in which he demonstrates a military technique used to help soldiers fall asleep in two minutes.
  • The trick involves systematically relaxing and shutting down your body from head to toe.

Filipino fitness trainer and TikTok influencer Justin Agustin went viral for demonstrating a military technique to help one fall asleep in two minutes. 

Agustin posted the TikTok video last week with the caption: “Technique to falling asleep in 2 minutes!” and it has since garnered over 6.6 million views and nearly 500,000 likes, as of this writing. 

Chinese Scientists Can Now Judge Your Sleep Quality From the Way You Walk

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A team of Chinese scientists developed a method to determine sleep quality based on a person’s manner of walking or gait. 

Zhu Tingshao and colleagues at the Institute of Psychology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that upper body parts — such as the head, neck and shoulders — said more about an individual’s lack of sleep than lower body parts like the hips and legs.

Japanese People Sleep the Least in the World, Study Says

Japan has once again topped a list of countries that sleeps the least, according to a new study by Finnish manufacturing company Polar Electro’s Japan branch.

The study compares the sleeping pattern of men and women from 28 different countries using the Polar A370 and Polar M430 model fitness trackers. The result, which shows Japan as the country that sleeps the least, according to IT Media via SoraNews24.

Nap Cafes Reveal Just How Little Sleep South Koreans Are Getting

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Seattle’s got nothing on the Sleepless in Seoul.

Nap cafes are becoming more and more popular in a sleepy South Korea. According to a Shinhan Card study published on June 14, the establishments are part of a quickly growing trend called “fast-healing“, wherein consumers look for relaxing experiences, such as nap cafes, massage chair parlors, and jim jil bangs (Korean spas), to fit in during their busy work day.

The Internet is Going Crazy Over This ‘Shock Clock’ That Will Zap You Awake On Time

A new startup is redesigning the alarm clock into a wearable device that literally shocks its wearers to wake them up.

The company behind the clock, Pavlok, guarantees its tested sensory input on its wearable devices can change a person’s behavior and lifestyle habits. The Shock Clock Wake Up Trainer is based on the idea of classical conditioning that Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov used on dogs to train them to reflexively respond to a stimulus.