The University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht will conduct new research to create new treatments for patients who suffer from hallucinations as a result of insomnia.
It is not uncommon for people to hallucinate in the daytime, even after sufficient sleep, although this phenomenon is usually self-corrected by the brain in a matter of moments. Naturally, sleep deprivation only amplifies these hallucinatory effects and that is bad news for those who constantly suffer from insomnia.
Lowlands provides the perfect setting to carry out the research considering party-goers hardly get any sleep. The research involves a short survey between 5 and 10 minutes during which a brain film is taken to record neuroactivity. This will help to determine who is more sensitive to their surroundings in relation to their level of sleep deprivation.