The current study shows that the dual-task conditions generated enough cognitive stress on the participants to not only reduce output capacity in the form of increased reaction times, but also to warrant a physiological response and recruitment of cardiovascular and respiratory activity to assist with the increase in stress.
This can be attributed to an increase in overall cognitive workload and added cognitive stress.
In the study that is now being published in the scientific journal SLEEP, sleep researchers Jonathan Cedernaes and Christian Benedict, sought to investigate the role of nocturnal sleep duration for this memory transfer, and how long-term memories formed by sleep remain accessible after acute cognitive stress.
On the basis of our study findings, we have two important take home messages: First, even though losing half a night of sleep may not impair memory functions under baseline conditions, the addition of acute cognitive stress may be enough to lead to significant impairments, which can possibly be detrimental in real-world scenarios.
Another speaker at the event will be Reiki expert Fawzia Al-Sindi from the Bahrain Reiki Centre, who will hold a workshop for the treatment of cognitive stress
while Iman al-Moussawi, a specialist in its treatment from Kuwait, will also address delegates.