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Huge Majority of Americans Lose Sleep to Binge Watching TV

According to a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), U.S. adults rank sleep as their second most important priority, following family. However, what they’re showing by their actions is that TV ranks higher. In the AASM survey, a whopping 88% of U.S. adults admitted they had lost sleep due to staying up…
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More Americans Can’t Fall Asleep or Stay Asleep

Getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep every night is a struggle for most people, even for those who are trying. New research from Iowa State University finds more Americans have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. The changes were independent of sleep duration, and difficulties were most prevalent in people with healthy…
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New Research Suggests School-Based Sleep Education

Reading, writing, arithmatic, and … sleep?  It may be so in the future.  A recent study uncovered that there are potential long-term benefits of a school-based sleep education program for adolescents. The study included 3,622 adolescents, 286 in the intervention group and 3336 in the control group. Data were collected before the intervention and at a…
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Sleep Better for a Less Stressed Life

Are you feeling stressed out lately?  Have you been sleeping poorly?  Those two could be connected.  According to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, a sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in anxiety levels.  The good news is that a good night’s sleep can reverse those symptoms. UC Berkeley researchers…
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3 Tips for Surviving the Beginning of Standard Time

The end of Daylight Saving Time, when we “fall back” and gain an hour, is not normally as much of a shock to the system as the spring time change, when we lose an hour.  However, that’s not to say it doesn’t cause people some issues.  Plenty of people walk around for several days with…
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Fall Back Gracefully As Daylight Saving Time Ends

Daylight Saving Time ends in the United States and some other countries on November 3, 2019.  We all know the mantra to help us remember what to do with our clocks for the time change: Spring Forward, Fall Back. Springing forward is the hard one, as you’re losing an hour of sleep and most of us…
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“Sleeping On It” Really Does Help Solve Problems

New research shows people actually might solve a problem better if they “sleep on it.” In fact, the researchers were able to improve problem solving upon waking by manipulating a critical process during sleep. The Northwestern University study provides important information about information processing during sleep, as well as incubation for problem solving – why…
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Despite Autumn Chill, a Lower Thermostat Will Help You Sleep Better

It’s been an odd start to autumn in some parts of the U.S.  For many, summer temperature stuck around long after they were welcome, and then drought set in for the east.  Meanwhile, in the west, early snows surprised many.  But, the fall is settled in now and temperatures are starting to get cooler and…
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Early Childhood Sleep Problems Foreshadow Later Issues

Children who suffer regular sleep disturbances may be more likely to receive an ADHD diagnosis in early adolescence, according to a new study. The study examined the relationship between sleep and ADHD in a large group of Brazilian children born in the same year, and found “a consistent association” between sleep problems like nightmares, restlessness, and…
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Parents of Babies With Sleep Troubles Have Increased Chance of Daytime Dysfunction

New research is quantifying what parents of children with sleep troubles already knew: it can make your day hard, working difficult and things like driving dangerous. The research was conducted by Flinders University in partnership with New York-based tech company Nanit For parents of infants with sleep problems, the study finds there is approximately three times…
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