Dan Gartenberg: The brain benefits of deep sleep -- and how to get more of it
Dan Gartenberg - Sleep scientist
TED Resident Dan Gartenberg has spent his adult life trying to make seven and a half hours feel like eight hours. Full bio
your sleep more efficient?
that has captivated me
and technology have brought about a world
our energy level throughout the day,
a global experiment on this rhythm,
our life quality in jeopardy.
sleeping a whole hour less
is linked to diseases
with a sleep disorder like sleep apnea,
to get many of these illnesses.
on your mental states?
make risky, rash decisions
on our capacity for empathy.
more sensitive to our own pain,
a hard time relating to others
being a good and healthy person
impacts our health and well-being.
is the most regenerative stage of sleep:
electrodes to the scalp, chin and chest.
to our brain waves in waking life.
have these long-burst brain waves
from our waking life brain waves.
are called delta waves.
all those interactions
these regenerative delta waves.
for biological youth.
more deep sleep for myself
gizmo, device and hack out there --
I really do need, like most people,
exercise and light exposure,
to get a deeper night of sleep ...
Dr. Dmitry Gerashchenko
a new finding in the literature,
that if you could play certain sounds
deeper and more efficient.
next-day memory performance
to build this technology.
collaborators at Penn State,
in order to validate our system.
from the National Science Foundation
to a number of devices,
that people were in deep sleep,
to make them have deeper sleep.
for you right now.
burst frequency as your brain waves
actually primes your mind
regenerative delta waves.
the next day about the sounds,
that we played the sounds,
with more of these delta waves.
from the study that we conducted.
at that burst frequency.
in the upper part of the graph.
more of these regenerative delta waves.
accurately track sleep
and sleep habitat
as regenerative as it could be,
About the speaker:Dan Gartenberg - Sleep scientist
TED Resident Dan Gartenberg has spent his adult life trying to make seven and a half hours feel like eight hours.
Why you should listen
Daniel Gartenberg is a PhD in Human Factors and Applied Cognition and is currently an adjunct assistant professor at Penn State University. He has 10 years of experience making sleep technology and is an entrepreneur who founded Proactive Life LLC, Mobile Sleep Technologies LLC, and Fly Fleet LLC. At Proactive Life, Gartenberg developed smartphone and wearable apps, like the Sonic Sleep Coach Alarm Clock, for tracking sleep quality and playing sounds that make sleep deeper. He is currently conducting grant-funded research from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Aging to develop sound environments that can diagnose and treat sleep disorders, improve sleep quality, and optimize daytime alertness. Gartenberg works with companies and individuals who want to get more out of their sleep.
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