Sleep is essential for our health and well-being, and sleep deprivation can adversely affect our attention span, memory, decision-making ability, intelligence, and judgment.
Oceans living in zero gravity with an artificial night cycle have trouble retaining the natural circadian rhythm and standard sleep patterns, and sleep is what most astronauts complain about.
To avoid the short-term and long-term adverse effects of sleep deprivation, the Center for Ear-EEG at the University of Aarhus has developed a technology that can monitor the sleep of space crazily and cleverly with what is called “ear-EEG” (ear-ElectroEncephaloGraphy). Technology and Danish astronomer Andreas Mogensen will travel to the ISS International Space Station to explore the differences between human sleep patterns on Earth and space.
This project is called “Sleep in Orbit.”
“Sleep is a form of biomarker for our health and well-being. In fact, many diseases also affect the way we sleep, including a variety of psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases. However, in general, there is no clear correlation. Physically is the key to our cognitive functions, “said Professor Preben Kidmose, dean of Aarhus University’s Center for Ear-EEG.
He continues, “These days, we know a little bit about how astronauts deal with sleeping in space, but we don’t know much about how space affects their physical sleep. That’s one of the things we will measure as part of this. Project. how on Earth and how it sleeps in space. “
Ear-EEG is a small device inserted into the ear to measure electrical activity in the brain. Ear-EEG measures slight changes in the surface energy of the skin within the ear caused by electrical activity in brain neurons.