Acoustic slow wave sleep enhancement via a novel, automated device improves executive function in middle-aged men
Charmaine Diep, Suzanne Ftouni, Jessica E Manousakis, Christian L Nicholas, Sean PA Drummond, Clare Anderson
Sleep | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2020
STUDY OBJECTIVES: As slow-wave activity (SWA) is critical for cognition, SWA-enhancing technologies provide an exciting opportunity to improve cognitive function. We focus on improving cognitive function beyond sleep-dependent memory consolidation, using an automated device, and in middle-aged adults, who have depleted SWA yet a critical need for maximal cognitive capacity in work environments. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy adult males aged 35-48 years participated in a randomized, double-blind, cross-over study. Participants wore an automated acoustic stimulation device that monitored real-time sleep EEG. Following an adaptation night, participants were exposed to either acoustic tones deliv..View full abstract
Awarded by Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness, Safety, and Productivity, Melbourne, Australia
The study was supported by a Project Grant from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness, Safety, and Productivity, Melbourne, Australia (grant number P3.1.07-17).