During crisis situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic, women are comparatively more stressed than men. Potential female stressors are complex (e.g., childcare workload, fear of social rejection) pushing women to a breaking point. Conventional methods for stress relief (yoga and meditation) may work to mitigate this situation, however they need commitment and time to unfold. Research of Brainwave Entrainment (BWE) reports fast effects on reducing stress, anxiety and depression. This study tests the ability of BWE to relief stress and increase concentration so that women may cope with stressors while still being able to concentrate. Using a survey, we found significant support for stress relief, increase in concentration and a trend that women profited to a higher extend than men. BWE-users retrospectively reported e.g., a 65% increase of relaxation and calmness, a 47% increase in patience at work and a 46% decrease of difficulties to follow conversations.
Stark, Jeannette and Dörfel, Denise, "Fast and Effective Stress Relief in Women through Brainwave-Entrainment Technology in Pandemics" (2021). ECIS 2021 Research Papers. 86.
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