Sleep-Deprived Teens More Likely to Commit Crimes than Adults

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New research out of the University of York in the United Kingdom and the University of Pennsylvania reported that teens who report midday sleepiness tend to show more anti-social behaviors like fighting, cheating, stealing, and lying.  In fact, more than a decade later, those same overtired teens were 4-1/2 times more likely to commit violent crimes. One of the lead… More →

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A Placebo May be Effective in Treating Insomnia

The journal, Brain, published new research suggesting that insomnia treatment may not need to include neurofeedback, or training of the brain functions.  Instead, researchers found that patients experienced the same benefits if they just believed they were receiving neurofeedback training. Approximately 10% to 35% of the world’s population suffers from insomnia.  Very few studies have addressed insomnia treatments using non-pharmaceutical… More →

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It’s Not Just Pre-Bed Screen Time that Causes Sleep Loss

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The ideal 7-9 hours of nightly sleep is a recent discovery.  Historical data suggests humans have been struggling to get a good amount of sleep long before the invention of electronic devices.  Broken sleep was normal in industrial times, according to research from Virginia Tech’s sleep historian, Roger Ekirch. Several studies have shown that screen time before bed can interrupt… More →

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Sleep Quality May be Affected by Air Conditioners

A joint research team from Toyohashi University of Technology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering published findings that showed air conditioning (AC) airflow stimulates the body during sleep, even when the velocity of the air is lower than an insensible level.  The AC may be affecting sleep conditions.  This indicates… More →

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Top CPAP Machines and CPAP Masks Reviews

TOP CPAP AND BIPAP MACHINES AND CPAP MASK REVIEWS This page is a description and review of some of the most popular CPAP and Bilevel devices, and includes a review of CPAP masks. As more products become available, the page will be updated accordingly. CPAP products have links to their respective manufacturers, along with product specifications. Below are a list… More →

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Sleep Education Reduces Risk of Injury and Disability in Firefighters

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Long workweeks and extended shifts have contributed to a high number of firefighters suffering from acute and chronic sleep deprivation, as well as disrupted circadian rhythms, or sleep-wake cycles.  Previous studies have shown a link between long shifts and risk of burnout, sleepiness, errors, and injuries, especially when compared to shorter shifts in first responders, ER physicians, and EMTs.  Furthermore,… More →

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Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Related to Better Sleep

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Many traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients also experience sleep disturbances, especially with regard to their sleep-wake cycle.  New research reports that these two conditions should be treated simultaneously for optimum recovery.  These findings are published in the online journal, Neurology, from the American Academy of Neurology. One of the lead authors of the study, Nadia Gosselin, PhD, from the University… More →

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Genetic Link between Insomnia, Restless Legs Syndrome, Schizophrenia, and Obesity

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For the first time, scientists have found a genetic connection between sleep disturbance and medical disorders like schizophrenia, restless legs syndrome, and obesity. The team of researchers include: Jacqueline Lane, PhD, first author of the study and fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital Richa Saxena, PhD, joint senior author and assistant Anesthesia professor at MGH and Harvard Medical School Martin K… More →

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Snoring Apps

There are apps now for just about everything, including apps that can analyze snoring. These snoring apps can record your snores, play it back, and even rate the severity. Why do this? First of all, if you are unaware that you snore, you may need to hear it for yourself to know that you do. These apps also give you… More →

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Sleep May Help with Traumatic Experiences

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There is always a question of whether sleep worsens or improves how we process a traumatic event.  Does it help, or are emotions and memories intensified because of sleep disturbance?  This question is asked frequently to determine how best to treat trauma-related conditions like PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Development of treatment courses for PTSD is highly influenced by how we… More →

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