SmartSleep Deep Sleep headband by © Philips

The SmartSleep headband was designed for people who have difficulties with their deep sleep. But now, research is being done to find out if the device that was developed by Philips can also be of use in space. The research is funded by the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), a virtual institute empowered by the NASA Human Research Program, and contains two studies evaluating the relationship between sleep and cognitive performance for behavioural health. The two-year initiative will use the headband to determine if sleep can be improved during deep space exploration by utilizing a variety of auditory stimulation protocols, thereby maximizing cognitive function.

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