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Learning While You Sleep May Be Possible

It turns out your brain may be more “awake” while you’re sleeping than previously thought. Researchers in France and England recently teamed up to study the processing capacity of sleeping brains. The researchers used a simple word test, having participants use a hand signal device to categorize the given word as being either an animal or…
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Sleep Myth Monday: Scents to Wake You Up

  • Posted: September 15, 2014 
  • Filed under: Sleep Myths
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This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re true. Myth or Truth: Of our six senses, the one that is most active while we sleep is the sense of smell. MYTH According to a 2004 study, our sense…
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Stresstember: Study Says This Month Starts the Stress Season

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Feeling stressed lately? It’s probably the time of year.  A study from The Sleep Council, a UK-based trade association, indicates that September is the beginning of the stress season for many. As schools re-start and work re-boots, the study found that ‘Stresstember’ not only marks the return to routine, but also pressure levels. The research shows millions of…
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Ask SleepBetter: Alternative to Benadryl as a Sleep Aid?

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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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“Sleep Drunkenness” More Common Than Previously Thought

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Have you ever awakened from a deep sleep (perhaps thanks to you mortal enemy, the alarm clock) and not known what time it is, what day it is, or even where you are?  That’s a condition called “sleep drunkenness” or “sleep inertia”, and scientists now say it’s more common than they previously thought. For most people,…
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Good Sleep Reduces Sick Days

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Early to bed and early to rise, or at least the right amount of sleep, will leave you with a happier boss. New research from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in Helsinki indicates that simply getting the appropriate amount of sleep can reduce the number of sick days you need to use.  The study is published…
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Ask SleepBetter: Repetitive Tasks Robbing Me Of 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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Pediatricians: Teenagers Need To Sleep In

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With the vast majority of American schools back in session, it’s time to get back to what’s becoming an annual discussion — school start times.  This year, pediatricians are throwing their weight behind the argument that school for teens needs to start later. In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recommending…
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Ask SleepBetter: Nighttime Pain Prompting a Sleep Switch

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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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Workers With Windows Sleep 46 Minutes Better

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While we all want an office in our workplace, it turns out you’re better off just asking for a window. An interdisciplinary team of architects and medical researchers recently conducted a small case study comparing people exposed to natural light at their jobs with those who aren’t. The window workers scored better on common self-report health…
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