Research Online

The DFV collects and digitizes scientific essays and makes them available here as a PDF or link. The website also collects online research on floating.

Hruby, Helena u.a. (2024): Induction of altered states of consciousness during Floatation-REST is associated with the dissolution of body boundaries and the distortion of subjective time, in: nature scientific reports, April 2024 (PDF).

Choquette, Emily M. u.a. (2023): The impact of floatation therapy on body image and anxiety in anorexia nervosa: a randomised clinical efficacy trial, in: The Lancet eClinicalMedicine, 2023: 102173 (PDF).

Norell-Clarke, Annika u.a. (2022): A study of flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulationtherapy) as an insomnia treatment, in: Sleep Science 2022;15(Special 2):361-368 (PDF).

Flux, M.C. u.a. (2022): Exploring the acute cardiovascular effects of Floatation-REST, in: Frontiers in Neuroscience, 09 December 2022 (PDF).

Caldwell, Lydia K. u.a. (2022): Acute Floatation-REST Improves Perceived Recovery After a High-Intensity Resistance Exercise Stress in Trained Men, in: Med Sci Sports Exerc, 2022 Aug 1;54(8):1371-1381.

Witte, Laura u.a. (2021): Floatation Therapy for Specific Health Concerns. A review of the research on this increasingly popular intervention, in: Natural Medicine Journal, April 2021 Vol. 13 Issue 4 (PDF).

Kjellgren, Anette u.a. (2020): Does flotation-rest (restricted environmental stimulation technique) have an effect on sleep?, in: European Journal of Integrative Medicine 33, 2020 (PDF).

Feinstein, Justin S. u.a. (2020): Taking the body off the mind: Decreased functional connectivity between somatomotor and default-mode networks following Floatation-REST, in: Human Brain Mapping, 2021;42:3216–3227 (PDF).

Khalsa, Sahib S. (2020):  Reduced Environmental Stimulation in Anorexia Nervosa: An Early-Phase Clinical Trial, in: Front. Psychol., 06 October 2020 (PDF).

Schauwecker, Johannes: Starksolebad-Therapie bei Wirbelsäulenbeschwerden – eine prospektive randomisierte kontrollierte Studie, Abstract (PDF).

Feinstein, Justin S. u.a.:  Examining the short-term anxiolytic and antidepressant effect of Floatation-REST, in: PLOS One, February 2, 2018.

Jonsson, Kristoffer: Promising effects of treatment with flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique) as an intervention for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): a randomized controlled pilot trial, in: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016, 16:108.

Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention – a randomized controlled pilot trial, in: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014, 14:417.

Kjellgren, A., Edebol, H., Nordén, T., Norlander, T.: Quality of Life with Flotation Therapy for a Person Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Atypical Autism, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression, in: Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 2013, 2, 134-138

Edebol, H., Nordén, T., Norlander, T.: Behavior change and pain relief in chronic whiplash associated disorder Grade IV using flotation restricted environmental stimulation technique: A case report, in: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2013; 2(6): 206-216.

Kjellgren, A., Edebol, H., Nordén, T., & Norlander, T. (2013): Quality of Life with Flotation Therapy for a Person diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Atypical autism, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression,  Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 2, 134–138

Kjellgren, A., Edebol, Norlander, T., Bood, A. (2012). Rehabilitation through flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique), Float Summit 2012.

Kjellgren, Anette; Buhrkall, Hanne; Norlander, Torsten: Psychotherapeutic Treatment in Combination with Relaxation in a Flotation Tank: Effects on “Burn-Out Syndrome”. In: The Qualitative Report, Volume 15, Number 5, 2010, 1243-1269.

Bood, Sven; Kjellgren, Anette; Norlander, Torsten: Treating stress-related pain with the flotation restricted environmental stimulation technique: Are there differences between women and men? In: Pain Research & Management 2009 Jul-Aug; 14(4): 293–298.

Suedfeld, Peter; Borrie, Roderick: Health and therapeutic applications of chamber and flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST). In: Psychology & Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, 1999. DOI: 10.1080/08870449908407346

Suedfeld, Peter; Eich, Eric: autobiographical memory and affect under conditions of reduced environmental stimulation. In: Journal of Environmental Psychology (1995) 15, 321–326.

Suedfeld, Peter; u.a.: Explaining the effects of stimulus restriction. In: Journal of Environmental Psychology (1994) 14, 87–100.

Vartanian, Oshin; Suedfeld, Peter: The Effect of the Flotation Version of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique (REST) on Jazz Improvisation. In: Music and Medicine, published online 6 May 2011. DOI: 10.1177/1943862111407640

Suedfeld, Peter; Collier, Drew E.; Hartnett, Bruce D.: Enhancing perceptual-motor accuracy through flotation REST. In: The Sport Psychologist, Vol 7(2), Jun 1993, 151-159.

Wallbaum, Alistair B; Rzewnicki, R; Steele, H; Suedfeld, P.: Progressive muscle relaxation and restricted environmental stimulation therapy for chronic tension headache: a pilot study. In: International Journal of Psychosomatics, Vol 38(1-4), 1991, 33-39.

Suedfeld, Peter; Bruno, T.: Flotation REST and imagery in the improvement of athletic performance. In: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12, 1990, 82-85.

Suedfeld, Peter; Coren, Stanley: Perceptual isolation, sensory deprivation, and REST: Moving introductory psychology texts out of the 1950’s. In: Canadian Psychology, 30(1), 1989, 17-29.

Suedfeld, Peter; Metcalfe, Janet; Bluck, Susan: Enhancement of scientific creativity by flotation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique). In: Journal of Environmental Psychology, 7/1987, 219-231.

Wong, G. K. Y.; Suedfeld, Peter: Ultraviolet light as a sterilization method in flotation tanks. In: Journal of Clinical Engineering, 11/1986, 69-72.

Suedfeld, Peter; Ballard, Elisabeth; Murphy, Margaux: Water immersion and flotation: From stress experiment to stress treatment. In: Journal of Environmental Psychology, 3/1983, 147-155.

Suedfeld, Peter: Behavioral applications of the restricted environmental stimulation technique. In J. Richard Eiser (Ed.), Social Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (pp. 393-412). London 1982.

Suedfeld, Peter: Environmental restriction and “stimulus hunger”: Theories and applications. In: H. I. Day (Ed.), Advances in intrinsic motivation and aesthetics (pp. 71-86). New York 1981.

Carder, Kimberley Jade Sackett: What is the Lived Experience of Floatation-REST Inside a Tank? Alliant International University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2018