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 Recommendation Says to Keep Sleeping Babies Close

New Recommendation Says to Keep Sleeping Babies Close

Infants should sleep in the same room as the parents—but on a separate surface—for at least the first six months of life, according to a new recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The policy statement, based on new research, encourages new parents to keep their newborn in a crib or bassinet in their room […]

Study Shows How Facebook and Sleeplessness Are Not Related

Study Shows How Facebook and Sleeplessness Are Not Related

A number of studies have found that using Facebook and other social media apps can interfere with sleep (also known as “Research You Can File Under ‘Duh’ ”), but a new investigation from the University of California, Irvine, shows an opposite correlation, according to a news release. “There have been lots of studies on how information […]

Gene May Connect Our Internal Clock and Our Mood

Researchers have identified a gene that might explain the molecular connection between mood and the biological clock that determines sleep-wake cycles, according to a study published Feb. 22 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. We all seem to know based on our own experiences—and other research has shown—that a lack of […]

Weekend Catch-Up Sleep Can Reduce Risk of Diabetes

Weekend Catch-Up Sleep Can Reduce Risk of Diabetes

Two consecutive nights of extended catch-up sleep—a typical weekend occurrence for many people—appears to counteract the increased risk of diabetes associated with the loss of sleep during the workweek—at least in lean, healthy, young men eating a controlled diet, according to a new study. The pattern of cutting back on sleep during the workweek followed […]

What Your Sleep Position Says About Your Relationship

What Your Sleep Position Says About Your Relationship

How you share your bed with your partner may reveal more about your relationship than your romantic plans for Valentines day. Research from the U.K. hotel chain Travelodge and relationship psychologist Corinne Sweet released before the holiday in 2015 shows most couples sleep in nine primary positions—and each one tells you something. ■ Liberty: Back […]