Can Wearables Aid in Relieving PTSD Symptoms?

This is a topic that hits really close to home. Growing up, I didn’t hear much about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), but I certainly make the connection now.  My stepfather served in Vietnam, and after several tours and a few major battle wounds, he returned with a lot more than gun shot wounds and stab marks, in my opinion.

For anyone suffering with the illness, or anyone living with a loved one who suffers from PTSD, you can probably contest to the endless amounts of sleepless or restless nights. A recent article published in Aug. 2016, Wearable Sleep Device May Reduce PTSD Risk in Military, by Catharine Paddock PhD, suggests that poor sleep quality can be a result of, or even cause PTSD.

img_1713“However, evidence is emerging that sleep disturbance is not only a result of PTSD, but may also be involved in causing it.”–Catharine Paddock, PhD.

Her article highlights a new level of technology developed by Brain State Technologies, a wearable device that is worn on the head at night, monitors brain wave activity, translates this information into rhythm and sounds that are played back for the patient to hear with earbuds, allowing the brain to “Relax” & “Reorganize” itself.

Read the full article here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312459.php

With rapidly growing technology, the future relationship between Healthcare & Technology, seems to be ever changing.

 

 

 

 

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