DOI: 10.14704/nq.2016.14.1.864

Quantum Zeno Effect in Sleep Disorders and Treatment by the Anti-Zeno Effect

Rajat Kumar Pradhan


It is proposed on the basis of a recent quantum mechanical approach to the states of consciousness that for those sleep disorders of psychological origin which can be considered to be a Quantum Zeno Effect-type phenomenon of persistence in the waking state due to the inhibition of the transition to the Deep Sleep state, the treatment may very well lie in the application of the principle of accelerating the decay by the introduction of a third state which facilitates the transition as realized in the Quantum Anti-Zeno effect. Steps of practical therapeutic implementation of the program are delineated as an appendix.


Quantum Zeno Effect; Quantum Anti-Zeno Effect; Sleep Disorders; Insomnia; Consciousness

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