Sleep: When It’s a Matter of Life and Death

A young man who was recently interviewed on a show called American Ninja Warrior stated that as part of his training regimen, he sleeps only two hours per night—adding, “I never met anyone who has died from lack of sleep.” Unfortunately, too many people share his concerning lack of knowledge about sleep and an even more dangerous disrespect for this… More →

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SnoreRx – Snoring Mouthpiece Review & Comparison

SnoreRx is one of the many anti-snoring devices on the market and with so many options out there it may be difficult to choose the right one. But this particular device offers features that other devices lack, making it stand out of the crowd. SnoreRx is a “boil and bite” mandibular advancement device (MAD). The purpose of a MAD is… More →

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Attention and Creativity Suffer in Young Adults Who Alternate Between Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Marathons

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New research from Baylor University shows that young adults who frequently alternate between skimping on sleep and sleep marathons have worse creativity and attention, especially if they are working on big projects. Study co-author, Michael Scullin, from Baylor Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, who is also an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, notes that those who had more variability… More →

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Insomnia Medications – A review of popular sleeping pills

There are many insomnia medications available to people who are having difficulty falling asleep. Prescription and over-the-counter options have been around for decades.Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. It is reported that nearly 60 million Americans are affected by a sleep disturbance or disorder each year and to date there still continues to be research into the best method… More →

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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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