Be Consistent With Sleep Schedule

Be Consistent With Sleep Schedule

The idea of catching up on lost sleep during the weekend apparently doesn’t work as well as many of us hope it does. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and published in the Feb. 28 issue of Current Biology found that catching up on lost sleep may even backfire. Researchers […]

Evening Exercise Is OK

Evening Exercise Is OK

For people who wish they could work out in the evening but don’t because they worry about its effect on their sleep, there’s good news. Researchers at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, Australia, discovered that 30 minutes of high-intensity interval training exercise between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. didn’t cause any sleep problems. And, as […]

Don’t Oversleep

Don’t Oversleep

We love our beds. But if we love sleeping in them too much — say, more than nine hours a night — it might be a signal something’s not quite right. Researchers from universities around the world, including Peking Union Medical College and McMaster University, looked at data from participants in the Prospective Urban Rural […]

Babies, Parents and Sleep

Babies, Parents and Sleep

If your baby isn’t sleeping through the night by the time he is 12 months old, don’t worry. Researchers with the Maternal Adversity, Vulnerability and Neurodevelopment team, which included scientists from Montreal, Singapore and Hamilton, Canada, studied a cohort of 388 mothers and infants. When the babies were 6 months old and then again when […]

Reducing Hospital Sleep Disruptions

Reducing Hospital Sleep Disruptions

If you’ve ever spent the night in a hospital, you know it can be anything but restful. Frequent nursing checks, nighttime medication dosing and noise can disturb patients throughout the night. Vineet Arora, professor of medicine at the University of Chicago in Illinois, conducted a study to see if fewer interruptions were possible without compromising […]

Research Roundup: The Benefits of Sleep From Childhood to College

Research Roundup: The Benefits of Sleep From Childhood to College

Benefits of Bedtime When your 6-year-old whines about bedtime, take heart. New research reveals that a regular, age-appropriate bedtime in childhood can lead to healthier teens. Researchers at Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania, analyzed longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, which included 2,196 subjects from 20 U.S. cities. They found […]

Sleep Texting? It’s a Thing

Sleep Texting? It’s a Thing

It’s likely you’ve heard of sleep talking, sleep walking and sleep eating. Now you can add sleep texting to the list of activities people unknowingly can do while snoozing. Researchers at Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing in Radnor, Pennsylvania, found that a growing number of teens and college students are tapping away […]

You Might Be Dehydrated If …

You Might Be Dehydrated If …

If you slept poorly the night before, it couldn’t hurt to chug a glass of water. A study by researchers at Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania, has found that people who sleep six hours or less a night have a greater chance of being dehydrated the next day than those who sleep eight hours […]

Teens’ Lack of Sleep Harmful

Teens’ Lack of Sleep Harmful

If parents need another reason to monitor their teens’ sleep habits, a study by medical researchers in Boston, New York and Madison, Wisconsin, gives them just that. The study, which was published in JAMA Pediatrics Oct. 1, found that teens who get less than six hours of sleep each night on average are more likely […]

How Long Should You Sleep, Really?

How Long Should You Sleep, Really?

Adults perform best on seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Period. No more, no less. That’s one of several findings from what is billed as the world’s largest sleep study with more than 40,000 participants from around the world. Results from the study, launched in June 2017 by neuroscientists from the University of […]

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