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Sleep Deprivation Linked to False Confessions

Sleep-deprived people are much more likely to sign false confessions than rested individuals, according to a groundbreaking study that has important implications for police interrogation practices. The odds of signing a false confession were 4.5 times higher for participants who had been awake for 24 hours than for those who had slept eight hours the…
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Sleep and the Super Bowl

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The cries (or are they moans?) are ringing out today, as they do every year on the Monday after the Super Bowl. The cries/moans are from people who had a little too much fun with the food and drink while they were celebrating the biggest game of the NFL season last night. These people are…
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Irregular Sleep Schedules Can Lead to Metabolic Problems in Women

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A new study suggests that frequent shifts in sleep timing may be related to adverse metabolic health, among non-shift working, midlife women. Results show that greater variability in bedtime and greater bedtime delay were associated with higher insulin resistance, and greater bedtime advance was associated with higher body mass index (BMI). In prospective analyses, greater…
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Study Links Poor Sleep to Gestational Weight Gain in Pregnancy

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Researchers are presenting new information from a study that links poor sleep among pregnant women with gestational weight gain. Previous studies have pointed to a link between obesity and weight gain among women who are not pregnant. The researchers in this study set out to determine the relationship between objectively measured sleep duration and weight gain…
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How Groundhog Day Can Help Improve Sleep

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In the 1993 comedy movie “Groundhog Day,” a self-centered weatherman played by funnyman Bill Murray re-lives the same day over and over, with amusing and occasionally poignant results. Murray’s character spent day after day trying to break the cycle, but we here at SleepBetter would like to point out that doing the same thing day…
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Texting Keeps Teens from Sleeping

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If you know a teenager, you most likely know that it’s hard to separate them from their smartphones.  And, teen dedication to texting and instant messaging is hurting their sleep and their grades, according to a new study conducted at Rutgers University. The study, published in the Journal of Child Neurology, is the first of…
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Study Looks at Why We’re Emotional When We Don’t Sleep

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It’s a fairly obvious statement that when we don’t sleep enough, we can be irritable and oversensitive.  Researchers in Israel say they now found the brain mechanism that makes that happen. Participants in the research conducted at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Tel Aviv University were asked to recall a series of numbers and identify…
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Social Media Use by Young Adults Leads to Sleep Problems

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Young adults who spend a lot of time on social media during the day or check it frequently throughout the week are more likely to suffer sleep disturbances than their peers who use social media less. Published in the journal Preventive Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study indicates that physicians should consider asking…
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Weekend Catch-Up Sleep Can Help Reduce Diabetes Risk

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The best policy when it comes to sleep is consistency.  Go to bed around the same time every night, and get up at around the same time every morning.  However, if that’s not possible, a new study has determined that using the weekend to catch up is beneficial in reducing at least one risk of…
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Tips to Sleep Better Despite the Winter Cold

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Assuming you have proper heat in your home and a comfortable place to sleep, winter can be one of the more enjoyable times of year to sleep.  Here are some tips to make the most of your sleep as we reach the coldest winter months: Don’t crank up the heat: New research indicates that by…
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