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While we sleep, our brain is on to housekeeping. It is weeding through the experiences of the day and identifying stuff that needs to be put into long-term storage.
A new study which involved implanting subjects with Brain-Computer interfaces (BCI) proves that the brain is mentally replaying the day’s activities.
We all have had weird dreams with laughable and bizarre scenarios that defy any kind of logic.
According to a new hypothesis, the random weirdness in dreams is there for a reason: to help us handle the unexpected in a better way, as life is unpredictable and always in flux.
About 80% of our sleeping is of the SWS variety, identified by slow brain waves, relaxed muscles and deep breathing.
Deep sleep is important for the consolidation of memories. New experiences get moved to long-term storage and less important experiences from the previous day get cleared out.
Binaural beats are an auditory illusion that has stress-busing properties. Proponents claim that listening to binaural beats can boost focus, promote relaxation, and reduce stress and anxiety.
However, some studies concluded that the impact of binaural beats on cognitive performance "remains to be seen."