OPB Science From the Northwest

A High-Tech Skull Cap to Soothe Sleepless Nights

04/18/2022 | 8m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

Getting enough sleep is tough for a lot of people: new parents, night shift workers, soldiers and almost everyone as we age. But scientists in Oregon and Washington have created a headband that uses a quirk of neurobiology to coax your brain into getting better deep sleep. In the process, they’re answering questions about how your brain ‘takes out the trash’ (AKA the glymphatic system).

Aired: 04/18/22

Rating: NR

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