Navigation Links
Self-Applied Acupressure May Reduce Sleepiness And Increase Alertness During Class Hours

Whether it's triggered by the monotone of an instructor or insufficient rest the night before, students at all ages and grade levels sometimes have trouble staying awake in class. Researchers have now found a way to combat the sleepiness // and to keep students awake during class, and it doesn't have anything to do with caffeine or high-sugar snacks.

Students can increase alertness by applying acupressure at stimulation points to keep themselves active. Students in a class who were taught to self-administer acupressure treatments to stimulation points on their legs, feet, hands and heads were more alert and less fatigued. The study showed that a stimulation acupressure regimen leads to a statistically significant reduction in sleepiness compared to an acupressure treatment that focuses on relaxation.

The 39 students who participated in the study were in the On Job/On Campus executive education program and were participating in three days of all-day lecture classes. Students were taught how to self-apply acupressure regimens on either five stimulatory points or five relaxation points. The regimens consisted of light tapping with the fingers, and massaging with thumbs or forefingers.

The class was divided into two groups. One group of students was asked to self-administer acupressure to the stimulation points on the first day, followed by relaxation points on days two and three. The other group self-administered relaxation for one day, then stimulation for days two and three.

Sleepiness was assessed by the validated Stanford Sleepiness Scale, and students rated their levels of sleepiness in the morning, before class began and in the late afternoon, at the conclusion of class. Acupressure was administered mid-day during the lunch period.

The fact that the stimulation group had significantly less fatigue than the other group has interesting implications for future studies of acupressure.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pain in the back? Try Acupressure
2. Regular Acupressure May Reduce Agitated Behavior in Dementia
3. Reduced POD linked to fatal asthma attacks
4. Reduced fertility in men who mountain bike
5. Reduce watching TV to prevent Obesity and Diabetes
6. Mammograms Reduce Risk of Dying
7. Night Time Aspirin Regimen Found to Reduce Blood Pressure
8. Reduced Fatigue Boosts Mental Health
9. Gynecological Surgeries Reduce Cancer Risk
10. Drug Reduces Risk of Clogged Arteries, Veins
11. Adding Fish to Diet May Reduce Risk of Alzheimers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... Cirrus Medical Staffing, ... new website, http://www.cirrusmedicalstaffing.com . The new site pairs a robust job search ... professionals who are traveling on short-term assignments to healthcare facilities around the country. ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... MobilityWorks ®, the nation's largest retailer ... Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies. MobilityWorks (aka WMK) ... the twelfth year that the company has been included on the list. , ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... ... Golden Bridge Awards® - for Risk Management Solution Innovations and Security Solution for ... online platform released in 2017 and its DHS SAFETY Act-designated enterprise security assessment ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... , ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... collection of unique masks and serums that perfectly fuse the beauty of naturally ... at the 2017 Indie Beauty Expo on August 23rd & 24th in New ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... Western North Carolina’s ... a popular international aesthetics conference for medical professionals about the positive impact ... and his growing practice. , Dr. George K. Ibrahim shared the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/2/2017)... WASHINGTON , Aug. 2, 2017 CaryRx, a ... same day delivery service for patients in the ... the traditional retail pharmacy by providing delivery of medications through ... scheduled for future delivery or delivered within one hour to ... "We are excited to bring this invaluable service to ...
(Date:7/31/2017)... July 31, 2017 Three Tru-D SmartUVC robots have ... South Korea . Tru-D, short for "Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfection," is ... after an environmental services (ES) professional cleans the area with traditional cleaning ... Tru-D fights ... "Although the BAACH has a ...
(Date:7/28/2017)... , July 28, 2017 EnvoyHealth, a Diplomat ... pilot a program for CleverCap LITE, a technology designed ... strives to deliver innovative health technology solutions and services ... CleverCap LITE offers medication ... high-tech bottle cover: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: