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  • Anyone here have a "mypillow"?

    04/18/2018 11:39:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 163 replies
    FREEpers | 4/18/18 | sff
    Do you have these? Are they worth the money? I see several different "fill" levels. Just asking for some testimonies to see if it is worth spending the money, because they are pricey and money is tight. But we're having a hard time sleeping sometimes. Help!
  • Des Plaines day care workers charged after kids allegedly given Melatonin-laced Gummy Bears

    03/07/2018 1:50:40 AM PST · by csvset · 23 replies
    WLS ^ | 5 March 2018 | Staff
    Three teachers have been charged after police said they distributed gummy bears with melatonin to kids without parental consent at a Des Plaines day care center last Friday. Officers arrived Friday afternoon to the Kiddie Junction Daycare Center at 1619 E. Oakton Street after a report of a suspicious incident. Police said that gummy bears with melatonin were given to a class of 2 year olds to get them to calm down before nap time without parental authorization. Police said that three teachers admitted distributing melatonin to the children and did not think it was inappropriate as they were an...
  • Staying Awake Is A Surprisingly Effective Way To Treat Depression

    01/24/2018 1:59:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | Linda Geddes
    Using sleep deprivation to lift people out of severe depression may seem counterintuitive, but for some people, it's the only thing that works. ... "Sleep deprivation really has opposite effects in healthy people and those with depression," says Benedetti. If you're healthy and you don't sleep, you'll feel in a bad mood. But if you're depressed, it can prompt an immediate improvement in mood, and in cognitive abilities. But, Benedetti adds, there's a catch: once you go to sleep and catch up on those missed hours of sleep, you'll have a 95% chance of relapse. The antidepressant effect of sleep...
  • Still No Movement Detected

    01/03/2018 8:54:33 PM PST · by Regurgitated · 51 replies
    Fox Forum ^ | 01.03.2018 | Fox Forum
  • Sean Hannity says, To all my deplorable friends, Tick tock. Tomorrow!!

    12/03/2017 5:00:41 PM PST · by BusterDog · 147 replies
    To all my deplorable friends. Tick tock. Tomorrow!!
  • Sleeping More Is the Easiest Way to stave Off Death

    11/16/2017 11:52:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2017 | Emma Court
    Sleep expert Matthew Walker is not a fan of the expression “you can sleep when you’re dead.” In fact, he calls it “mortally unwise advice.” “Sleep is Mother Nature’s best effort yet to counter death,” Walker says. He would know. Walker, who is director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science, has been studying sleep for more than 20 years and is the author of a new book, “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams.”
  • Scientists discover jellyfish to be first brainless animals to sleep

    09/24/2017 7:20:50 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies
    deccanchronicle ^ | Sep 24, 2017
    Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have found that jellyfish go into a sleep-like state, making them the first animals without a brain or central nervous system to do so. The findings push the origin of sleep further down the evolutionary tree of life - to before the emergence of a centralised nervous system. "It is the first example of sleep in animals without a brain," said Howard Hughes, from California Institute of Technology in the US. Researchers studied Cassiopea, a mostly stationary jellyfish native to mudflats, mangrove swamps, and other warm, shallow waters. The jellfish were kept in tanks...

    08/18/2017 11:47:23 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 58 replies
    freerepublic | August 19, 2017 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Mattis Gives Quote Of The Year When Asked What Keeps Him Awake At Night [VIDEO]

    05/28/2017 9:03:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 5/27/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Sec. of Defense James Mattis, known for his frank quotes about the realities of war, offered up a line befitting his nickname, “Mad Dog,” during an interview airing Sunday. “What keeps you awake at night?” CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson asked Mattis. “Nothing,” a stonefaced Mattis responded. “I keep other people awake at night.”
  • Cleveland dispatcher heard snoring on 9-1-1 call

    05/02/2017 3:17:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    fox8 ^ | May 2, 2017 | Ed Gallek
    CLEVELAND - A Cleveland police dispatcher has received a 6 days suspension for sleeping on duty, and the FOX 8 I-TEAM has obtained police radio tapes showing her snoring after taking a call. The discipline has been issued to Jasmin Thomas. In March, the I-TEAM revealed the internal investigation. Now that the punishment has been handed out, we’re learning more, and the city has released dispatch tapes after a public records request.
  • Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

    04/08/2017 9:09:24 AM PDT · by Mariner · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 8th, 2017 | By PENELOPE GREEN
    Sleep today is a measure of success, a skill to be cultivated and nourished. Credit- Tim Robinson At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, a researcher, an inventor-entrepreneur and the author of “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things,” and his colleagues have been road-testing weighted blankets to induce a swaddling sensation and listening to recordings of Icelandic fairy tales — all research into an ideal sleep environment that may culminate in a nap pod, or, as he...
  • I-75 construction has Hernando neighbors losing sleep

    03/06/2017 3:53:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    FOX 13 News ^ | March 2, 2017 | Haley Hinds
    BROOKSVILLE (FOX 13) - Some neighbors in Hernando County have had it with the noise. They say all-night construction on I-75 is keeping them awake, even shaking their homes. It's all related to a 6.5-mile, $95 million FDOT project that started last summer. Crews are currently widening Interstate 75 from four to six lanes, starting south of State Road 50 and finishing at the Hernando/Sumter County line. Lauretta Clemons, who lives on Shadywood Lane in Brooksville, remembers her backyard 30 years ago. "Beautiful," Clemons said. "Trees, ferns, flowers, birds and wild animals." Now, the trees are gone and she and...
  • 4 Reasons Sleeping Naked Makes You Healthier And Wealthier (live longer, vote more, contribute more)

    09/13/2016 11:10:13 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9-3-16 | Travis Bradburry
    What if I told you in just 10 seconds a day, you can sleep better, make more money, reduce stress, and lose weight? Sleeping naked can do all these things and more. All you have to do is take off your clothes. While there are countless strategies floating around out there to help you improve in these areas, none is as simple—and many are less effective—as stripping down before you go to sleep. Since only 8% of people sleep naked, most everyone can discover the benefits of sleeping in the buff. This may sound far-fetched, but hear me out before...
  • Portland ENDS its pilot program allowing homeless to sleep on streets undisturbed by police [tr]

    08/03/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | August 3, 2016 | Staff
    Portland has announced the end of a pilot program that allowed homeless people to sleep on the streets undisturbed by law enforcement, saying it created confusion because some believed it legalized public camping. The so-called 'Safe Sleeping Guidelines' policy will end immediately, but several other pilot programs that also were rolled out in February in the famously liberal City of Roses will continue or even expand, the mayor said.
  • Friday Evening Vanity - Sleep Disorders

    06/17/2016 3:42:13 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 89 replies
    I've had issues with sleep for a lot of my life, off and on. Currently I have the "can't stay asleep, can't go back to sleep" form of what my doctor has diagnosed as insomnia. Mild to moderate Sleep Apnea appears to be at least a contributory factor.
  • Revealed: Why our brains get so tired in the afternoon - and how to beat the slump

    05/26/2016 6:31:43 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 49 replies
    telegraph ^ | 26 May 2016 | Mark Molloy
    Feeling drowsy after lunch is completely natural, according to Dr Fiona Kerr, a neuro specialist from the University of Adelaide, who explains that humans are “built for two sleeps a day”.
  • Trees seen resting branches while ‘asleep’ for the first time.

    05/19/2016 9:31:20 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 37 replies
    New Scientist ^ | May 18, 2016 | Andy Coghlan, Daily News
    They don’t snore, but might creak during their slumbers. For the first time, trees have been shown to undergo physical changes at night that can be likened to sleep, or at least to day-night cycles that have been observed experimentally in smaller plants. Branches of birch trees have now been seen drooping by as much as 10 centimetres at the tips towards the end of the night. “It was a very clear effect, and applied to the whole tree,” says András Zlinszky of the Centre for Ecological Research in Tihany, Hungary. “No one has observed this effect before at the...
  • Salts in the brain control our sleep-wake cycle

    04/30/2016 5:40:04 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 80 replies
    Eureka Alert ^ | 4/29/2016 | University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    Danish research is behind a new epoch-making discovery, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a critical role in whether we are asleep or awake. This discovery may be of great importance to research on psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and convulsive fits from lack of sleep as well as post-anaesthetization confusion, according to Professor Maiken Nedergaard. Salts in our brain decide whether we are asleep or awake. For the first time, researchers have shown that the level of salts in our body and brain differ depending on whether we are...
  • Vanity: What's the best mattress?

    01/22/2016 5:50:55 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 107 replies
    1/22/16 | me
    Need expert freeper help: just bought the casper mattress and even though their customer service is exemplary, the mattress is entirely too hard for me. I've slept on it for 5 nights so far and I have tossed and turned every night, all night, trying to find a comfortable position. If money is no object, what's the best mattress out there?
  • Poor Sleep Tied to Hardened Brain Arteries in Older Adults

    01/14/2016 8:50:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | January 14, 2016 09:39pm ET | Agata Blaszczak-Boxe
    The researchers had shown that fragmented sleep - which is sleep interrupted by frequent awakenings or arousals — was linked with an increased risk of dementia and cognitive decline, Lim told Live Science. "However, there were gaps in what we knew about underlying brain changes that may link sleep fragmentation with these neurological outcomes," he said. In the new study, the researchers looked at the brains of 315 people who underwent autopsies after they died. The people were 90 years old, on average, when they died, and 70 percent were women. At some point before they died, the people in...