Overall, this evidence supports the role of SWS in memory processing and its importance before learning, to prepare the brain for initial memory encoding, and after learning, for the offline consolidation of new memories.
"Our findings suggest that verbal cueing of foreign vocabulary during post learning sleep might be an efficient and effortless tool to improve foreign vocabulary learning in educational settings as well as every-day life."
Electrophysiological sign of memory processing during sleep corroborated the notion that appropriate auditory stimulation that does not disrupt sleep can nevertheless bias memory consolidation in relevant brain circuitry.
"These findings suggest that the offline performance gains associated with memory reactivation are supported by altered functional activity in key cognitive and motor networks, and that this consolidation is differentially mediated by both REM sleep and SWS."
"Hypnosis helps patient cope more effectively with cancer. Evidence supports use of hypnotherapy for various procedure related pain in pediatric and adult cancer patients but evidence for use of hypnotherapy for chronic cancer pain is inconclusive."
Lower blood pressure was found in the groups that received pre- and perioperative and perioperative suggestions only. Rehabilitation was facilitated in the group of patients receiving perioperative suggestions only.