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Study Links Sleep to Teen Drug and Alcohol Use

A study led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh has identified a possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse. The study found that both sleep duration and sleep quality during late childhood predict alcohol and marijuana use later in adolescence. “Treating problems with drugs and alcohol once they exist and preventing them…
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Seasonal Change May Trigger Sleep Problems

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It’s imperceptible at first, but before you know it, you’ll really start to notice that it’s getting dark earlier and earlier in the evening.  Golden autumn afternoons, fall foliage and cooler temperatures are a welcome change for most people after a long hot summer, but the change in seasons could also lead to sleep problems…
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Men are Better at Sleep Than Women

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It’s not new information to say it seems like women are more prone to sleep disturbances than men.  It turns out that information is true.  They are, for instance, up to twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men. But, could there be a link between the body clock that regulates sleep and being…
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Sleep Organizes Memories Important to You

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It’s been known for some time that sleep plays a part in memory consolidation, but new research indicates that it is more effective at consolidating memories that you care about. The new research, conducted in Wales, gathered 80 non-Welsh speakers and taught them words in the language.  Participants were tasked with recalling the words immediately…
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“Short Sleepers” Are Probably Just Dangerously Tired

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Most people could benefit from a few extra hours of sleep every night. But some people habitually sleep much less than the recommended amount, yet report feeling no ill effects. A new University of Utah study, published Sept. 15 in Brain and Behavior, finds that patterns of neural connections in the brains of so-called “habitual…
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Use Autumn as an Excuse to Take a Sleep Inventory

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Labor Day has come and gone and it’s time to get back into the fall routine.  The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter, and it won’t be long before the leaves start changing colors.  Autumn has always been an ideal time to step back and look at your family’s needs. Getting…
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Sleep More to Learn Faster

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Getting some sleep in between study sessions may make it easier to recall what you studied and relearn what you’ve forgotten, even 6 months later, according to new findings from Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Our results suggest that interleaving sleep between practice sessions leads to a twofold advantage, reducing the…
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Ask Happy Dan: Mattress Names The Same

When you have questions about pillows and other bedding, Happy Dan the Pillow Man is your guy!  He’s happy because he always gets a good night’s sleep.  Happy Dan is the alter ego of Dan Schecter, Senior Vice President at Carpenter Co., and the creator of SleepBetter.org.  He’s spent 30 years learning about pillows and…
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Study: Implant Successfully Treats Central Sleep Apnea

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Results from an international, randomized study show that an implanted nerve stimulator significantly improves symptoms in those with central sleep apnea, without causing serious side effects. Dr. William Abraham, co-lead author and director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, recently presented the findings.  The study is published…
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Ask Happy Dan: Pillow Filling, Stomach Sleeping, and More

When you have questions about pillows and other bedding, Happy Dan the Pillow Man is your guy!  He’s happy because he always gets a good night’s sleep.  Happy Dan is the alter ego of Dan Schecter, Senior Vice President at Carpenter Co., and the creator of SleepBetter.org.  He’s spent 30 years learning about pillows and…
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