Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Strange Cure for Lack of Sleep

I could have used this in the hospital. I might have fully recovered in the 5 weeks I spent there.
Just believing that you’ve slept better than you really have is enough to boost cognitive performance the next day, a recent study finds.
The research, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, divided 164 people into two groups (Draganich & Erdal, 2014).
Both were given a lecture on the importance of sleep quality and dangers of lack of sleep.
They were also told that the average amount of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep that people get each night is 20%.
Their ‘brainwave frequency’ was then measured and they were shown formulas and spreadsheets.
All these measurements were a sham.
Despite this:
  • One group was told they’d got ‘above average’ sleep quality, spending 28.7% in REM sleep.
  • The other group was told they’d got ‘below average’ sleep, spending just 16.2% in REM sleep.
These numbers had no relationship to any lack of sleep or the REM phase of sleep and were just made up to try and convince one group they’d slept better than the other.
Afterwards, all the participants were given a battery of cognitive tests.
Those told they’d slept better scored higher on tests of attention and memory than those told they’d slept poorly.
Interestingly, the researchers also collected self-reported data on how people thought they had slept the previous night.

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