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Sleep Better in Middle Age, and Remember Better Later in Life


If you’re in your middle years right or will be soon, do everything you can to get a good night’s sleep.  According to new research, it may help you down the road. The researchers, from Baylor University’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, looked at 50 years of studies on the subject of sleep and memory, and…
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Even One Drink Can Harm Your Sleep

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It’s fairly common knowledge that when you drink a lot of alcohol, the quality of your sleep is diminished.  But, according to a new study, even a single nightcap can negatively impact your slumber. The research, conducted at the University of Melbourne in Australia, looked into the idea that even a little nip is a bad…
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Naps Are Key To Learning For Infants


We all know sleep is important for all of us, but for babies it’s critical to not only their health and growth, but also their learning. New research conducted in the UK and Germany wanted to look into sleep in the first year of life, because the team conducting the study realized that very little…
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E-Reading Is Bad For Your Sleep


A new study is just the latest in a growing mound of evidence that shows using electronic devices before bed is bad for your sleep.  This time, the research focused on the use of electronic books, or e-books. Reading a book before bed is a very popular activity.  It’s relaxing and can distract your mind…
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Researchers Say Your Day Should Start Later

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Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) jumped into the growing debate over school start times.  The AAP says school for teenagers needs to start later to accommodate the teenaged body clock.  Now new research is suggesting that ALL of us should have later start times. Researchers at University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine reviewed the…
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That Favorite Gift From Santa May Keep Your Child From Sleeping Better


Did your son or daughter just get a new smartphone or tablet from Santa?  If so, you may find that your child isn’t sleeping as well. A new study conducted at the University of California in Berkeley, and published in the journal Pediatrics, indicated that children who sleep with a smartphone or other handheld device slept less…
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Study: How Well You Sleep Is Genetic

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Scientists now say how well you sleep is in part determined by your genes. In a new study, researchers at Harvard Medical School examined the genes and sleep habits of more than 47,000 people of European descent and another nearly 4,800 African-Americans. They also reviewed previous studies for information about genetic variations.  In the end, they…
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Research: Night Owls are More Negative

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Are you the type that likes to stay up late?  If so, chances are you’re more prone to negative thoughts throughout the day than your early-to-bed counterparts. Research conducted at Binghamton University measured just how detrimental a late bedtime can be on the mind.  Scientists there surveyed 100 students on their everyday sleep habits and then put…
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Focusing on Business and Sleep


When the calendar turns to December, most of us start spending a lot of time talking about the year-end holidays and even New Year’s resolutions.  The business media, however, has picked the last few days to talk about sleep … specifically how the lack thereof can harm your career. On December 1, Forbes published an…
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Scientists Can Now Eliminate Memory Loss Due to Lack of Sleep


Sleep is a critical period for memory consolidation, and most people don’t get enough. Research has shown that even brief periods of sleep deprivation can lead to difficulty remembering things. In a new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, a team led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania found that a particular set…
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