Machine Gives Full Night's Sleep In 3 Hours

 - May 7, 2007
What if you were able to use a machine to "squeeze the benefit of eight hours' sleep into just two or three hours?" Based on new research, a group of U.S. scientists have discovered a new way "to take a "power nap" at the flick of a switch." A technique "called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to induce slow waves- indicative of the deepest phase of sleep and essential for learning ability and mood." The device would harmlessly send "magnetic signals through the scalp and skull and into the brain where it activiates electrical impulses."
This new discovery could lead to new treatments for insomnia as well as "lead to a magnetically stimulated `power nap' which might confer the benefit of eight hours' sleep in just a few hours."