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The Debate Over The Best Sleep Length

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Here at SleepBetter, when we’re asked how much sleep adults need, we answer that seven to nine hours is best.  The reason for the wide range is that every individual is different and every individual needs a different amount of sleep.  Some researchers are now saying, however, that the “right” amount of sleep may actually be…
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Summer Supermoons May Keep You Awake

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If you find that you can’t sleep well this summer, you have something new to blame.  Scientists say they’ve proven that we don’t sleep as well on nights with a full moon, and this summer features three full moons that are larger than most. A supermoon is a full or new moon that occurs at…
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Hotel Dedicates Itself to Sleep

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We all have nights when we can’t sleep very well.  But, what if you simply can’t relax enough to sleep well night after night?  After checking to make sure you have the best bedding you can buy, maybe you need to consider checking into the Corinthia Hotel. The hotel, located in the middle of London,…
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Interrupted Sleep is as Bad as No Sleep

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Here’s a new reason to replace that old and uncomfortable bed, pillow, or mattress topper.  New research shows that individuals who experience interrupted sleep may as well not be getting anywhere near a full night’s sleep, no matter how long they stay in bed. The study, conducted at Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Isreal, wanted to…
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One Day Without Sleep Could Lead to Schizophrenia Symptoms

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If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to have schizophrenia, all you have to do is withhold sleep from your body for a day. New research conducted by international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King’s College London indicates that just 24 hours of not sleeping can lead…
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Sleep Deprivation Leads to an “Older” Brain

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The less you sleep, the older your brain will appear.  That’s the word from a new study released today. The research, conducted by the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, looked at 66 Chinese individuals who were at least 55 years old.  The subjects were followed over 10 years. By looking into their structural MRI brain scans,…
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Is “Bedtime Procrastination” a New Sleep Disorder?

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Researchers say they may have identified a brand new sleep disorder, and it has more to do with not wanting to go to sleep than not being able to. Most people diagnosed with a sleep issue have problems going to sleep or staying asleep.  But, a team at Utrecht University in the Netherlands say the sleep disorder…
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Study: Controlled Screen Time Won’t Disrupt Teen Sleep

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One of the mantras from us here at SleepBetter is to control your technology use before bed, and to monitor your child’s as well.  We’re not going to stop saying that, but new research says teens’ bodies may have gotten so used to screen time that it no longer bothers them in moderate amounts. Researchers…
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Study Reveals How Sleep Boosts Memory

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Numerous studies have linked a good night’s sleep to better memory, but there hasn’t been a clear answer of how it worked … until now. Scientists at New York University and Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells forming while study mice slept. For the study, researchers trained mice in…
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Families That Sleep Well Raise Thinner Kids

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Families that value and prioritize sleep are less likely to raise obese kids.  That’s the word from a new study conducted at the University of Illinois. The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, examined the sleep routines of 337 US preschool children and their families, taking into account socioeconomic characteristics and observing the influence of…
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