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Digital Health on Insomnia


Now we will change the topic to insomnia. We know that stress and anxiety often lead to insomnia and sleep problems. Dr. Timothy Lane is a professor studying brain and consciousness. Cooperated with Shuang-Ho Hospital, his research is quite interesting and rare. We will see more of his research on mental illness in week 3. In this video, Dr. Lane will use a case of an insomnia patient with EEG brain testing. In the experiment, they found out that parts of the patient’s brain remain active and prevent the patient’s brain falling asleep.

Have you used your mobile to track your sleep before? We have tried web tool to detect our sleep level before, here is another project that enables users to find out their sleep level: Sleepio

Sleepio is a digital sleep improvement program featuring cognitive behavioral therapy techniques developed by sleep scientists. You could try the test without participating in their program. Please share with us how you think about this web test and its program.

If you are unable to try on this webtool, you could watch the demo video below:

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Digital health intervention can be applied in various aspects. But each tool does have some limits. They do, however, serve the purpose to help to alleviate the situations. How would you evaluate these projects? Are they effective?

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