New Study Shows Longer Sleep Could Signal Dementia

New Study Shows Longer Sleep Could Signal Dementia

A study by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine has found that people who sleep more than nine hours at night have double the risk of developing dementia in 10 years than those who sleep less. The study, based on data from the Framingham Heart Study, which followed participants for 10 years to see who […]

How Sleep Can Be a Potential Coping Strategy for Trauma

How Sleep Can Be a Potential Coping Strategy for Trauma

Trauma can be processed easier if people sleep soon after the event, according to a new Swiss study. In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, two groups of volunteers were shown a video with traumatic images. One group stayed awake after seeing the trauma video and the other group slept […]

New Research Shows Calcium Linked to Sleep Duration

New Research Shows Calcium Linked to Sleep Duration

We know calcium is good for our bones, but it also might be good for our rest. Researchers at the University of Tokyo created a computational model of sleep and, using that model, predicted that sleep duration is regulated by calcium. They also identified genes they thought were involved. Those predictions then were tested on […]

Leggett & Platt Research Shows RSAs Prefer Steel Foundations

Leggett & Platt Research Shows RSAs Prefer Steel Foundations

Original research conducted by Leggett & Platt Inc. shows that retail sales associates believe steel foundations are stronger than all-wood bases, according to the Carthage, Missouri-based industry supplier. In a June survey conducted with 100 RSAs, 76% said they prefer to sell steel foundations with a quality sleep set, 93% believe all-wood bases are low […]

Sleep and Exercise Work Together to Reduce Risk of Stroke

Getting adequate sleep, in combination with regular exercise, can significantly cut the risk of stroke in adults, according to new research. Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine analyzed health, lifestyle and other data from more than 288,000 adults who participated in a survey from 2004 to 2013. They found that when it […]

BSC Research Shows Economic Cost of Sleep Loss in the Billions

BSC Research Shows Economic Cost of Sleep Loss in the Billions

American adults spend more than $5 billion annually trying to compensate for poor sleep and sleep loss, according to new research from the Better Sleep Council, the consumer-education arm of the International Sleep Products Association. Eighty-two percent of U.S. adults report at least one night a week when they don’t get a good night’s sleep, […]