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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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High Tech Intelligence Could Help Diagnose Sleep Disorders

Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve efficiencies and precision in sleep medicine, resulting in more patient-centered care and better outcomes, according to a new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The statement was developed by the AASM’s Artificial Intelligence in Sleep Medicine Committee, and says the electrophysiological data collected during polysomnography — the…
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What Kind of New Pillow Should You Buy?

Do you dream about a deep slumber that lasts all night?  There are many, many things that can keep us from sleeping soundly, and if you’re not sleeping as well as you like, you should definitely discuss it with your doctor.  One thing you may be told, however, is to evaluate whether your bedding is supportive…
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New Surveys Show Impact of Time Change on Americans

The United States and other countries “spring forward” to begin Daylight Saving Time on March 8, and a new survey tries to show just how that time change impacts the average person. The start of daylight saving time means many will lose an hour of sleep – and 55% of Americans report feeling tired after…
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Improve Your Learning While You Sleep, With a Rose

People have been trying to learn while sleeping for decades, but according to new research, it might have been more effective if they were also smelling the right smells. The supportive effect of smells on learning success when presented both during learning and sleep was first proven in an extensive sleep laboratory study. Researchers at…
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Later School Start Times Means Fewer Car Crashes

A new study found that later school start times were associated with a significant drop in vehicle accidents involving teen drivers. Researchers analyzed motor vehicle accident statistics involving adolescents in Fairfax County, Virginia, for two school years before and after the implementation of later school start times. Results show that the crash rate in 16-to-18-year-old…
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