Sleep Info

The Risk of Doctor Burnout Due to Lack of Sleep

During this pandemic, we’re all hailing the medical professionals who are putting their health in danger to try to help the sick.  But, according to a new position statement published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, physician burnout is a significantly underappreciated public safety issue, and sleep loss is often overlooked as a contributing…
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COVID-19 Sleep Tips from the ASA

The social distancing measures and stress caused by COVID-19, or coronavirus, is impacting every portion of our lives.  Sleep is no exception to that rule, but it’s a critical part of staying healthy during the pandemic.   Our partners at the American Sleep Association (ASA) have provided a series of tips for how to try to…
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What Happens When Your Child Doesn’t Get Enough Sleep?

There are so many good reasons to try to ensure that your child gets enough sleep that it’s not possible to list them all here.  But, does your child get enough rest?  “If we make sure our children get enough sleep, it can help protect them from mental health problems,” says Bror M. Ranum, a…
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Keep a Consistent Bedtime For Heart Health

Despite increasing awareness of how critical sleep is to our health, getting a good night’s rest remains increasingly difficult in a world that’s always “on” — responding to emails at all hours, news cycles that change with every tweet and staring endlessly into the blue light of cell phone, tablet and computers screens.  It’s become…
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Bad Sleep Habits Lead to Depression in Teens

It’s a difficult time for some teenagers.  Schools being closed across the country due to COVID-19 social isolation is a reason for some of them to celebrate.  But, for some, not having the social time that comes with school and other activities can lead to depression.  Now, a new study shows that bad sleep habits…
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Don’t Let COVID-19 Social Distancing Ruin Your Sleep Schedule

We are living in interesting times, as schools across the country are closing for weeks at a time, and businesses are closing or encouraging teleworking, all due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  All of this upheaval can wreak havoc on your sleep schedule if you let it. The first thing to try to nip in the…
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Americans Are Tired at Least Three Days Each Week

A new survey says that we’re tired more than 40% of each week and the only thing we do to fix the problem is to try to wake up. The National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) annual Sleep in America poll shows Americans feel sleepy on average three times a week, with 62% trying to “shake it…
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Poor Sleep in Infancy Leads to Problem Toddlers

Disrupted and poor quality sleep in the earliest months of a child’s life can be an indicator of depression, anxiety and behavioral problems among toddlers, according to a new study. Researchers at the Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki, found…
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New Survey Tells Us Why We’re Not Sleeping

A new global survey is giving us a very interesting snapshot about why we’re not sleeping well, and what we’re doing about it. The fifth annual survey from Phillips USA asked sleep-related questions to more than 13,000 people in 13 countries to capture attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors around sleep. This year’s results show global sleep…
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How to Lose Your Daylight Saving Hour as Painlessly as Possible

The idea of beginning Daylight Saving Time is attractive in many ways.  In the spring and summer, days are longer, which means outside activities after work hours.  It also marks the end of the dark days of winter.  The downside, however, is that we all lose an hour of sleep.  It’s like a nationwide jet lag…
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