Sleeping Tips for Travelers

Sleeping Tips for Travelers

It’s vacation season. And no matter how exotic or familiar your travel destination, it’s bound to affect your sleep. As you journey to a new location, and possibly a new time zone, keep the following tips from this June 26 Travel DailyNews.com article in mind so you can adjust quickly and enjoy every waking minute. […]

An Unexpected Worker Benefit

An Unexpected Worker Benefit

Employers can help improve both the duration and quality of workers’ sleep — and they don’t have to let them snooze on the job to do so. Simple things like educating employees about the importance of good sleep hygiene can make a difference in how well workers sleep, according to a research review published in […]

Trio of Problems Increases Heart Attack Risk

Trio of Problems Increases Heart Attack Risk

If you have high blood pressure, job stress and problems sleeping, watch out. That particular combination is linked to having a three-times higher risk of cardiovascular death, according to a study published in the April 28 European Journal of Preventative Cardiology. “Sleep should be a time for recreation, unwinding and restoring energy levels. If you […]

Study Links Gene to Sleep Problems in Autism

Study Links Gene to Sleep Problems in Autism

As many as 80% of children with autism spectrum disorder have disturbed sleep and for some it lasts a lifetime. Researchers at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, may have identified a potential cause — a mutation in the gene SHANK3.  “It is not only a problem for individuals with autism but is also one […]

Exhausted? You’re Not Alone

Exhausted? You’re Not Alone

Here’s a universal observation about sleep: Most adults around the world are worn out but don’t do much to help the situation. In fact, according to the findings from a recent annual global sleep survey, eight in 10 adults want to improve the quality of their sleep, but the majority (60%) haven’t received medical help […]

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 […]

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