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Bad News for Late Night Workers

In what is sure to be seen as bad news for those who work third shift, researchers say new research shows that when you sleep is as important as how much you sleep. In the research, conducted at Washington State University and published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, scientists shifted mice from their usual cycle of sleeping…
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Lack of Sleep Can Lead to More Illness

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It’s age old wisdom that if you’re not well rested, you may be more likely to get sick.  Researchers at the University of California have now managed to quantify just how much of a difference it makes. The scientists exposed 164 volunteers to the common cold.  They then watched to assess the subjects’ ability to…
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Ask SleepBetter: Sleeping in Shifts

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Have you wondered about something related to sleep, but just can’t find the answer? Lots of people do, and that’s why we created Ask SleepBetter. You can ask your own question on the SleepBetter Facebook Page, or by using our Ask SleepBetter contact form. We will try to answer as many questions as possible, but…
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7 Novel Bits of Sleep Advice from Sleep Doctors

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The Huffington Post recently posted a great article that included seven pieces of advice from sleep doctors on how to fall asleep.  At least one of them, we’ll admit, we’d never heard of.  Check out the short version of the advice below, and click over to the article for full explanations. Blow Bubbles This isn’t…
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Exercise Helps Ease Sleep Disorder

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New research indicates that exercise can help alleviate excessive daytime sleepiness among depressed individuals. Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care looked into blood samples that identified two biological markers for hypersomnia, which is characterized by sleeping too much at night as well as excessive daytime sleepiness in…
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Ask SleepBetter: Making Noises in Your Sleep

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Have you wondered about something related to sleep, but just can’t find the answer? Lots of people do, and that’s why we created Ask SleepBetter. You can ask your own question on the SleepBetter Facebook Page, or by using our Ask SleepBetter contact form. We will try to answer as many questions as possible, but…
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Research Reveals New Information About Senior Sleep

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Despite amazing advances in knowledge about sleep in the last few years, there are still so many things we don’t know.  One of them is why senior citizens seem to sleep differently than younger people.  New research, however, may be opening the door for more understanding of senior sleep. Researchers at the University of Lausanne in…
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The Science of Waking Up is Actually Pretty Simple

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In an exciting new finding that could potentially lead to treatments for body clock disorders, scientists at Northwestern University say they’ve unlocked some of the secrets of why we wake up when we do. The body clock mechanism, it turns out, is much like a light switch. In a study of brain circadian neurons that…
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New Study Reveals Mysteries of REM Sleep

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What’s going on during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep has been a mystery to scientists ever since they started examining what happens when we’re slumbering.  Due to new research, however, the veil may finally be lifted on this period of heightened brain activity that happens while we slumber. One of the hallmarks of REM sleep…
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A Full Guide to Napping

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We’ve written time and time again about the value of napping (here, for instance).  Naps were once considered something that small children and lazy people did, but scientists are discovering more and more that there are huge benefits to taking a short siesta in the afternoon.  Those benefits include improved work performance, quicker reaction time,…
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