Researchers have invented a device that stimulates the brain into deep sleep. A two or three hour nap with the device can have the same benefits as a full night’s sleep.

A device worn on the head could squeeze the benefit of eight hours’ sleep into just two or three hours.

Scientists in the US used a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to induce slow waves – indicative of the deepest phase of sleep and essential for learning ability and mood, in a group of sleeping volunteers.

A TMS device sends harmless magnetic signals through the scalp and skull and into the brain, where it activates electrical impulses.

The researchers found that positioning the TMS machine the right way triggered slow waves that travelled throughout the brain.

This sounds absolutely amazing. Sign me up! I always wished I could get enough sleep for the day in just two-three hours. I’d buy one of these as soon as they’re available! Wouldn’t you?

[Machine Means End To Sleepless Nights]

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