Enhancement of Sleep Quality and Stability Using Acoustic Stimulation During Slow Wave Sleep

Golrou, Aminollah and Sheikhani, Ali and Motie Nasrabadi, Ali and Saebipour, Mohammad Reza (2018) Enhancement of Sleep Quality and Stability Using Acoustic Stimulation During Slow Wave Sleep. International Clinical Neuroscience Journal, 5 (4). pp. 126-134. ISSN 2383-1871

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Abstract

Background: One of the challenges today is that the quality of sleep has weakened by many external factors, which we are not even aware of and which directly affect sleep. Sleep quality has an essential role in maintaining the cognitive function and memory consolidation of individuals. So far, various studies have been done to improve the quality of sleep by using external electrical stimulation, vestibular and olfactory system stimulation.
Methods: In this study, the increase in sleep quality was considered by simultaneous acoustic stimulation in a deep sleep to increase the density of slow oscillations. Slow oscillations are the important events recorded in electroencephalography (EEG) and hallmark deep sleep. Acoustic stimulation of pink noise with random frequency ranging from 0.8 to 1.1 Hz was used to improve sleep quality.
Results: Eight healthy adults (mean age: 28.4±7.8 years) studied in 3 nights under 3 conditions: accommodation night, stimulation night (STIM) and no stimulation night (SHAM), in counter-balanced order. Significant characteristics of the objective and subjective quality of sleep have been extracted from the acquired EEG and compared in the last 2 nights. Also, the arousal and cyclic alternating pattern characteristics have been measured to assess sleep stability over 2 nights of STIM and SHAM.
Conclusion: Our findings confirm this goal of the study that applying designed acoustic stimulation simultaneously in the slow wave sleep (SWS) stage increases the duration of deep sleep and ultimately improves overall sleep stability and quality.

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Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2023 08:47
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2023 08:47
URI: http://eprints.stmdigipress.com/id/eprint/107

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