Scientists from the Pittsburgh University (USA) suggested a new method for treating insomnia – using a special cooling cap. They studied the effect of reduction of temperature on the activity of the core of the brain in people suffering from insomnia.
As it turns out, brain activity and metabolism are reduced in people without insomnia as they fall asleep, on the other hand, they stay the same in people suffering from insomnia. Based on the data received from the studies, the scientists designed a special cooling device, which generally looks like a bathing hat. During the experiment, the “cap” helped improve sleep, reduce metabolism and activity of the brain for 5 out of 8 participants. The scientists joke, saying that it is very possible that in the near future this head cooling cap will become very popular.
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