A new sleep training program by a New York City-based company, Citi Training, aims to boost brainpower and reduce stress.
Citi trained its subjects to wake up and perform their first task at the same time, the company says, while still maintaining the mental agility to be able to quickly respond to a new challenge.
The program also involves a relaxation exercise that involves holding a towel over the head and then slowly moving it over the body.
Citing a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the study found that the participants were able to focus on their tasks while staying awake, and the relaxation exercise significantly reduced stress and anxiety levels.
The company says the benefits are especially pronounced among those who are already struggling with sleep issues.
In the study, the participants completed a 30-minute stress task and then a 30 minutes of sleep training.
They also received a personalized sleep tracking app and other tools.
“If you’re struggling with chronic sleep problems, or just feel exhausted from a day of work, you’re going to need to do some sleep training,” said Citi Executive Vice President of Training and Development Dr. John Schaffer.
The Citi Sleep Training program has received rave reviews from experts and parents who were curious to try out a program for their children.
One mom of three children, the woman said she was “overwhelmed” with the results.
“I thought, ‘this is a great idea, why aren’t they doing it more?'” she said.
“And I did a lot of research on it.
I went online and looked at other studies, and I saw that this was the first study I had seen.
So I just started doing it and was really pleased.”
The Cti Training program, which also involves yoga, breathing exercises, and other relaxation techniques, was originally developed by the Boston-based Sleep Science Institute.
The New York-based Citi training company has expanded its focus to include kids and parents in the hopes of getting more people to adopt its approach.
“It’s very clear that we have a problem in our society with sleep problems,” said Schaffer, who believes that sleep deprivation is the most prevalent health issue among kids.
“The sleep deprivation that kids are experiencing is not a healthy one.
We need to find a way to deal with this issue.”