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More Teens Than Ever Aren’t Sleeping Enough

Most Americans don’t sleep enough, but according to a new study, our teenagers are sleeping even less than adults.   A new study finds that the possible reason is that young people are trading their sleep for smartphone time. Most sleep experts agree that adolescents need 9 hours of sleep each night to be engaged and…
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Poor Sleep During Pregnancy Can Lead to Gestational Diabetes

The amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16 percent of men experiencing insufficient sleep. Now, a new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of gestational…
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For Seniors, Sleep Medications Increase the Risk of Falling

Taking sleep medications to treat insomnia, even when recommended by a doctor, may actually increase the risk of falling for older adults, according to a team of sleep researchers. The problem may stem from older people continuing to take sleep medications long after they should, said Orfeu Buxton, associate professor of biobehavioral health at Penn…
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Technology in the Bedroom Equals Poor Sleep and Poor Grades

More than a third of elementary school children are failing to get sufficient sleep, and the consequences are significant.  A new study has linked poor sleep with difficulties in paying attention in class, keeping up with school work, forgetfulness and absenteeism. Children of that age should get 10 hours sleep per night. The study, conducted by…
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A Natural Answer to Young People’s Sleep Problems

A collaborative research project from two Australian universities indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood – but also suggests a natural remedy. Dr. Yaqoot Fatima from James Cook University was associated with a study that tracked more than 3600 people from the age of 14 until they were…
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Not Dreaming Enough is a Big Problem

A silent epidemic of dream loss is at the root of many of the health concerns attributed to sleep loss, according to Rubin Naiman, PhD, a sleep and dream specialist at the University of Arizona who recently published a comprehensive review of data. His study details the various factors that cause rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and dream…
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Sleep Helps the Brain Reorganize

A new study has given new insights into how sleep contributes to brain plasticity – the ability for our brain to change and reorganize itself.  The findings could pave the way for new ways to help people with learning and memory disorders. Researchers at the Humboldt and Charité Universities in Berlin, led by Dr. Julie…
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A Link Between Sleep, Cognition, and Schizophrenia

More than 3.2 million Americans suffer from schizophrenia.  In fact, about 100,000 people are newly diagnosed every year. The disease includes a wide range of symptoms including visual and auditory hallucinations, cognitive problems and motivational issues. A key issue with the disease, and one that gets less attention than other symptoms, is cognitive problems. Many…
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One in Three Older Adults Use Sleeping Pills

Sleep doesn’t come easily for nearly half of older Americans, and more than a third have resorted to some sort of medication to help them doze off at night, according to new results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging.  What’s just as bad is that most of them haven’t discussed their sleep troubles with…
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You Don’t Need a Brain to Sleep

Sleeping is a natural part of life, and it shouldn’t be hard to do.  Unfortunately that’s not always the case for humans, as sometimes our brains get in the way.  However, scientists have found one example in nature of an organism that doesn’t have a brain, but still sleeps. Researchers have determined that the upside-down…
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