News Release: BSC Finds That Young Women Are Among the Worst Sleepers in America

News Release: BSC Finds That Young Women Are Among the Worst Sleepers in America

ALEXANDRIA, VA – May 21, 2019 – The Better Sleep Council, the consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, released its research findings from The State of America’s Sleep study revealing that nearly 6 in 10 women are poor sleepers, compared to 4 in 10 men. When adding school and children into the […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Love Letter for Sleep

Dear short sleepers, So many of you are in the news these days. And I’m genuinely worried about you. I’m sure you know who you are. You are the ones who work late into the night and rise early to get a jump on the day. Or you’re the ones who stay up well past […]

Preschool Naps Aid Emotional Memory

Preschool Naps Aid Emotional Memory

Most parents and preschool teachers swear by an afternoon nap for young children. Without a nap, a child can become grumpy or giddy. Now research points to another benefit of napping — improved memory. A University of Massachusetts at Amherst study of 49 preschool children, ages 3 to 5 years old, found that naps, when […]

Dementia Caregivers Lose Sleep

Dementia Caregivers Lose Sleep

A whopping nine out of 10 people taking care of a loved one with dementia don’t get enough sleep, according to research conducted by the University of Buffalo School of Nursing in Buffalo, New York. Not getting enough sleep for these caregivers means sleeping less than six hours a night and frequent night wakings — […]

How to Generate Creative Solutions

How to Generate Creative Solutions

According to new research, a combination of collaboration and isolation are best when working on a project. In the study, Boston-based researchers — Harvard Business School associate professor Ethan Bernstein, Boston University business professor Jesse Shore and Northeastern University professor David Lazer — analyzed three groups to see how well each completed a complex task, […]

The State of Email

The State of Email

For the fourth year, Adobe surveyed 1,000 office workers about their email habits and feelings about the communication vehicle. According to an Aug. 28 Associations Now article, the survey found: People are more likely to read work email (39% said they read all of work emails) versus personal emails (17% said they read them all). […]

All About Mattress Protectors and Sheets

All About Mattress Protectors and Sheets

BY JULIE A. PALM Changing business formulas afford manufacturers of protectors and sheets growth opportunities for production, marketing and sales With new players emerging and long-time producers changing their strategies or business models, there’s nothing sleepy about the accessories category that includes mattress protectors and sheets. Culp Inc., a mattress fabric and sewn cover supplier […]

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