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Sleep Health Program Helps Our Heros

Firefighters are the first to rush into a burning building to save a life.  They don’t think about it … they just do it.  One of the downsides of being a firefighter, other than the risk of fire, is the very strange hours you’re sometimes forced to work.  The odd sleep schedule required for the…
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20% of Teens Lose Sleep over Social Media

New research says one in five young people regularly wake up in the middle of the night to check social media, making them far more likely to feel constantly tired at school than their peers who do not log on at night. Over 900 pupils, aged between 12-15 years, were recruited and asked to complete a…
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Sleep Labs Could Soon Become a Thing of the Past

Researchers have developed a new system to evaluate sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) without a trip to a sleep lab. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have developed a new system to assess obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity while a patient is awake and analyze sleep-wake activity, using his or her smartphone….
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Afternoon Naps Can Boost Brain Function in Older Adults

Preserving your memory, as well as your ability to think clearly and make decisions, is a key goal for people as they age. New research says the key may be taking an hour-long nap in the afternoon. In a new study, researchers examined information provided by nearly 3,000 Chinese adults aged 65 and older.  Nearly…
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Sleep Aids in Brain Injury Recovery

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), people also experience major sleep problems, including changes in their sleep-wake cycle. A new study shows that recovering from these two conditions occurs in parallel. “These results suggest that monitoring a person’s sleep-wake cycle may be a useful tool for assessing their recovery after TBI,” said study author Nadia…
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High Schoolers Would Benefit From Later Start Times

With students around the country settling back into their school schedules after the winter break, a new study says they should be starting later in the day. A review of the scientific literature by a group composed of representatives from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sleep Research Society,…
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Criminals Receive Harsher Sentences After Daylight Saving Time Begins

In a study that shows just how much losing one hour of sleep can impact your mood, a new study says judges in the United States tend to give defendants longer sentences the day after switching to daylight saving time compared with other days of the year. Previous research has shown that people tend to…
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Sleeping Helps Brain Process Trauma

Does sleep help process stress and trauma? Or does it actually intensify emotional reactions and memories of the event? Researchers say they have the answer. The role of sleep is highly relevant for the prevention of trauma-related disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). How extremely distressing experiences are processed right at the outset can influence…
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Could Santa’s All-Nighter Be Dangerous?

Every year Santa Claus and his team of elves and reindeers stay awake for days and nights so he can deliver presents to children all over the world for Christmas – but he could be putting his and their health at risk. Sleep experts Professor Franco Cappuccio and Dr Michelle Miller, from University of Warwick’s…
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Genetics Links Sleep Disturbance with Restless Leg Syndrome

A team of American and British scientists have for the first time discovered genetic connections between sleep disturbance and a range of medical disorders, including restless leg syndrome. Lead author Jacqueline Lane, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and joint senior authors Richa Saxena, PhD, assistant professor of Anesthesia at MGH and Harvard…
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