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  • Night owls and early birds have different personality traits

    11/08/2015 6:04:23 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 24, 2014 | CBS News
    Whether you are an early bird or a night owl may not only determine when you prefer to sleep -- it can also affect your personality and quality of life. And it looks like night owls may have it tougher when it comes to their overall well-being and functioning in a predominantly 9-to-5 world. In a recent study, researchers at the University of Barcelona, Spain, compared "morning people," those early birds who like to get up at dawn, and "evening people," night owls who prefer to stay up late and sleep in. Among the differences they found is that morning...
  • A Meditation on the Beautiful Gift of Sleep

    10/21/2015 6:47:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-20-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Msgr. Charles Pope • October 20, 2015 • One of God’s greatest gifts is that of sleep, especially deep, peaceful sleep. Alas, like many hyperactive and overstimulated moderns, I sometimes struggle to find deep sleep. My mother often said that she was a light sleeper, so maybe I also got it from her. But when deep sleep does come, what a wonderful gift! A deep night’s sleep can be so refreshing, truly one of life’s great pleasures.Some of the Psalms speak of sleep. This Psalm speaks with gratitude of the gift of God to fall asleep quickly and to sleep...
  • They Live, We Sleep: A Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

    08/05/2015 8:06:23 AM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 27 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | August 4, 2015 | John Whitehead
    ...A 2014 study conducted by Princeton and Northwestern University concluded that the U.S. government does not represent the majority of American citizens. Instead, the study found that the government is ruled by the rich and powerful, or the so-called economic elite. Moreover, the researchers concluded that policies enacted by this governmental elite nearly always favor special interests and lobbying groups. In other words, we are being ruled by an oligarchy disguised as a democracy, and arguably on our way towards fascisma form of government where private corporate interests rule, money calls the shots, and the people are seen as mere...
  • So this is what Obama wants to do a lot of when his presidency ends?

    08/04/2015 10:15:25 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 23 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-4-15 | The Looking Spoon
    There's a certain modification to this story below that's mine. It's very very slight, but makes the paragraph a million times more accurate. You'll know it when you see it. President Obama is revealing his first priority when he leaves the White House: sleep. The commander in chief said Monday that he intends to log some major zzzs when his term ends.The first thing Im probably going to do is catch up on my sleep, Obama said to laughs during a question-and-answer session, according to a White House prcess pool report. Ill probably do that for a couple of months....

    07/01/2015 3:29:41 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 66 replies ^ | 6/30/15 | David K. Randall
    For most of history people have had two periods of sleep each night, with the time in between being perhaps the most calm and relaxing part of their lives. Then came the lightbulb. This unexpected "two sleep" phenomenon was uncovered by historian Roger Ekirch when he began to do research for a history of the night:
  • Man Writes Down Hilarious Things Girlfriend Says While Talking in Her Sleep

    05/22/2015 5:54:00 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 71 replies
    Reddit user Soggybrick said he finds it quite funny when he hears his girlfriend Samantha talking in her sleep. So funny, in fact, that he's decided to share some of her most notable lines on the Web. "She just talks sometimes while I'm on the computer late at night," he told ABC News. "So I take notes of them whenever they're absurd or hilarious." Soggybrick, who's actually a man named James living in New Zealand, wrote down and published some of his favorite lines on Reddit, which include the following: I want the little clay things that are spread all...
  • Lack Of Sleep In The Black Community Is Causing Major Health Problems

    Studies show that African-Americans are not getting enough sleep a health issue that has an adverse impact on our health. Consistent lack of sleep can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease. Regardless of income levels, sleep deprivation is taking its toll on the Black community. Amongst African-Americans in management positions, 42 percent get less than seven hours of sleep a night and for those in support staff positions, 37 percent get less than seven hours of sleep. The Urban Housecall Doctors Dr. Karla Robinson and Dr. Robert C. Robinson III joined guest host...
  • Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

    02/26/2015 6:39:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 61 replies ^ | Karen Kaplan
    When the study participants were examined according to age, the researchers found that sleeping for more than eight hours a night increased stroke risk only for people who were at least 63 years old. On the flip side, they found that sleeping for less than six hours a night heightened stroke risk for younger people more than for older people. Finally, they discovered that short sleepers were more at risk for an ischemic stroke (the kind caused by a clot that blocks blood flow to the brain) while long sleepers were more at risk for a hemorrhagic stroke (the kind...
  • May You Sleep the Sleep of the Just: A Short Meditation on the Burden that Sin Brings

    11/21/2014 6:58:58 AM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-20-14 | Msgr. Chalres Pope
    May You Sleep the Sleep of the Just: A Short Meditation on the Burden that Sin Brings By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere’s an old expression, seldom used today although I remember the old folks used it sometimes when I was young, “May you sleep the sleep of the just.” When my Great Aunt Polly used it, she meant simply, “May you sleep well.” But more richly and historically, the phrase speaks to a serenity that comes from having a quiet conscience, a conscience that is untroubled by the burden of unconfessed and unrepentant sin. A serene and clean conscience is an...
  • Who's awake at this hour?

    11/09/2014 1:45:59 AM PST · by MNDude · 105 replies
    It's the middle of the night! (Or VERY early morning). Who's up at this time, and why?
  • We Used To Sleep In Two Segments Every Night Until Electricity Was Invented

    09/09/2014 9:06:31 PM PDT · by blam · 102 replies
    BI - Barking Up The Wrong Tree ^ | 9-9-2014 | Eric Barker
    Eric Barker, Barking Up The Wrong Tree September 9, 2014Roger Ekrich noticed many old books, including Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales", referenced two periods of sleep being the norm in their era. Via Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep: ...Ekirch somehow rediscovered a fact of life that was once as common as eating breakfast. Every night, people fell asleep not long after the sun went down and stayed that way until sometime after midnight. This was the first sleep that kept popping up in the old tales. Once a person woke up, he or she would stay that way...
  • How to Get Through a Workday on No Sleep

    08/18/2014 3:27:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Melissa Dahl
    So, you couldnt sleep last night. Youd like nothing more than to go back to bed, but youve got a long day of work staring you in the face. How do you power through? Science of Us talked to sleep researchers to figure out how to get through a day after youve had a sleepless night. Each of them wanted to be incredibly clear, up front, about this: You really, really need seven to eight hours of sleep to function like a proper human being (unless youre one of those short sleepers but look, you arent). Still, they acknowledged,...
  • How does a President sleep?

    08/07/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT · by jyro · 56 replies
    When I have problems, I have trouble falling asleep. Unless I have a pain, I take nothing, even then it's a aspirin or Tylenol PM. I can't imagine how the current president of the USA or any past President gets sleep with all the problems they have to think about.
  • Bosses Should Allow Workers to Take Naps, Proposes Sleep Expert

    06/06/2014 5:50:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, June 06, 2014
    A brain professor is taking the concept of flexible work hours to an absolutely new level. Vincent Walsh, professor of human brain research at University College London, has said that employees should be permitted to take short naps at work in order to boost their productivity, reports Daily Mail. Sleeping is vital for memory and learning, adds Professor Hugh Piggins, of Manchester Universitys circadian neurobiology lab. The sleep experts revealed in their study that it is only after the Industrial Revolution that people have been obsessed with squeezing all their sleep requirement into one slot. However, they claim that afternoon...
  • Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

    04/20/2014 6:59:06 PM PDT · by kingattax · 44 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 4-20-14 | MICHAEL MELIA
    GROTON, Conn. (AP) With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface. Research by a Navy laboratory in Groton is now leading to changes for the undersea fleet. Military scientists concluded submarine sailors, who traditionally begin a new workday every 18 hours, show less fatigue on a 24-hour schedule, and the Navy has endorsed the findings for any skippers who want to make the switch. The first submarine to try the new schedule on a...
  • These look more like contact lenses for government workers

    04/11/2014 2:19:08 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-11-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

    03/19/2014 10:20:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 March 2014 | Last updated at 02:50 ET | Helen Briggs
    Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests. In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience. If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to catch up on missed sleep, say US scientists. They think it may one day be possible to develop a drug to protect the brain from the side-effects of lost sleep.
  • Three Reasons to Get Some Sleep

    02/01/2014 11:22:24 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    Desiring God ^ | 1-31-14 | Jonathan Parnell
    Life is short. Stay awake for it. So goes the tagline for the second largest coffee franchise in America. It’s catchy and practical. Drink our coffee, it suggests, not merely for its taste, but for its benefits, that is, to be awake to life. And the reason being — here comes the resonating connection — life is short. The clock is ticking. Our days are numbered. And we Christians agree (Psalm 90:10; 103:15–16; James 4:14). Life is too short to sleep all the time. But life is also too short not to sleep a large part of the time. The...
  • Study: Elderly Memory Loss Due to Lack of Deep Sleep

    01/29/2013 1:01:23 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    Dailytech ^ | January 29, 2013 8:23 AM | Tiffany Kaiser
    Slow waves are generated by the middle frontal lobe, and as this region deteriorates with age, the elderly tend to lose the ability to experience long REM sleep University of California, Berkeley, scientists have found a connection between the amount of sleep one gets in their old age and thequality of their memory. The UC Berkeley team, led by Matthew Walker, believes that forgetfulness in old age may be attributed to a lack of deep, non-rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep. According to the study, the slow brain waves produced during deep REM sleep help move memories from the hippocampus (short-term memory storage...
  • Doctor Says Setting a Schedule Can Help Sleep Routine

    01/11/2014 11:28:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NY1 ^ | 01/10/2014 | Jill Urban
    In part two of a report on sleep habits, NY1's Jill Urban offers some additional tips on how we can all get a little more shut eye. You lie there awake, tossing, turning and praying you can just get a little more sleep. In this 24/7 world, many people find it so hard to shut down. "We are a very sleep deprived society," says Dr. Steven Feinsilver of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital. "I'm amazed at how little people some people tell me they sleep, and how people assume that sleeping five or six hours is...
  • 6 Ways a Poor Night's Sleep Messes with You

    12/07/2013 5:42:41 PM PST · by Kenny · 20 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | December 6, 2013 | Ross Pomeroy
    We all know how we feel when sleep-deprived: tired, groggy, and grumpy. But have you ever considered all of the ways just a single poor night of sleep may be messing with you? Science has revealed a great many ramifications that you've probably never thought of. 1. You're more depressed and anxious. In 2008, researchers assessed 226 individuals who had six or more hours of sleep the previous night and 112 individuals who had less. The "poor sleep" group scored significantly higher in levels of stress, depression, and anxiety compared to those that slept longer.2. You pee more the next...
  • Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

    10/18/2013 4:40:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | James Gallagher
    The US team believe the "waste removal system" is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep. Their study, in the journal Science, showed brain cells shrink during sleep to open up the gaps between neurons and allow fluid to wash the brain clean. They also suggest that failing to clear away some toxic proteins may play a role in brain disorders. Their findings build on last year's discovery of the brain's own network of plumbing pipes - known as the glymphatic system - which carry waste material out of the brain.
  • Brain cleans itself during sleep: study

    10/17/2013 10:36:57 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 11 replies
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | 10/17/2013 | Yan
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Scientists said Thursday they have found what could be sleep's basic purpose: it clears the brain of toxic metabolic byproducts. The findings, published in the U.S. journal Science, revealed that the brain's unique method of waste removal, dubbed the glymphatic system, is highly active during sleep, clearing away toxins responsible for Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders. Researchers from the University of Rochester, New York, also found that during sleep the brain's cells reduce in size, allowing waste to be removed more effectively. "This study shows that the brain has different functional states when asleep...
  • 3 nutrients linked with a better night's sleep

    07/30/2013 5:07:41 AM PDT · by opentalk · 60 replies
    FOX news ^ | July 29, 2013 | Deborah Enos
    ... Trouble getting to sleep: Magnesium plays a key role in the bodily function that regulates sleep. Insomnia is one of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency ,and in fact,a 2006 analysis in the journal Medical Hypothesis suggests that such a deficiency may even be the cause of most major depression and mental health problems. Trouble staying asleep: Potassium supplements may be helpful to those who have trouble sleeping through the night,according to a 1991 study in the journal Sleep.... When most people think about potassium,they think bananas. Bananas do contain a fair amount of this mineral (about 10 percent of...
  • Sleep Crisis: The Science of Slumber - Go to bed. On time. Tonight. Or else.

    06/18/2013 5:25:30 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 29 replies
    Maclean's ^ | JUNE 18, 2013 | Luiza Ch. Savage
    The sleep doctors are coming and they want you to go to bed. On time. Tonight. Every night. Or else. They want doctors to add a single question to routine checks of vital signs like body temperature, pulse, blood pressure and rate of breathing. The question is: How did you sleep? If youre like most people, probably not well, or at least not enough. Coffee-fuelled North Americans, with our smartphones at our bedsides, are sleeping, on average, nearly two hours less than we were 40 years ago, when most people slept 8 hours or more. More and more people are...
  • The War on Sleep (soldiers who fight without fatigue)

    06/02/2013 1:17:35 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 109 replies
    Slate ^ | 05/29/2013 | William Saletan
    All over the world, scientists are experimenting on soldiers to keep them awake beyond the limits of normal endurance. Researchers are engineering, and militaries are deploying, chemically enhanced troops. Of all the superpowers weve imagined, the one that has turned out to be most attainableso attainable were already using itis the ability to go without sleep. Much of this research, which focuses on a drug called modafinil, is openly sponsored and supervised by military agencies. The United States leads the pack, conducting experiments
  • Perspective: Casting light on sleep deficiency

    05/24/2013 11:34:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Nature ^ | 22 May 2013 | Charles A. Czeisler
    There are many reasons why people get insufficient sleep in our 24/7 society, from early starts at work or school, or long commutes, to caffeine-rich food and drink. But the precipitating factor is an often unappreciated, technological breakthrough: the electric light. Without it, few people would use caffeine to stay awake at night. And light affects our circadian rhythms more powerfully than any drug. Just as the ear has two functions (hearing and balance), so too does the eye. First, rods and cones enable sight; and second, intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) containing the photopigment... --snip-- The US Institute...
  • A Sleep Aid Without the Side Effects

    04/09/2013 6:43:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 3 April 2013 | Gisela Telis
    Insomniacs desperate for some zzzs may one day have a safer way to get them. Scientists have developed a new sleep medication that has induced sleep in rodents and monkeys without apparently impairing cognition, a potentially dangerous side effect of common sleep aids. The discovery, which originated in work explaining narcolepsy, could lead to a new class of drugs that help people who don't respond to other treatments. Between 10% and 15% of Americans chronically struggle with getting to or staying asleep. Many of them turn to sleeping pills for relief, and most are prescribed drugs, such as zolpidem (Ambien)...
  • Strange Sleep Disorder Makes People See 'Demons'

    04/02/2013 6:51:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    livescience ^ | 31 March 2013 Time: 10:20 PM ET
    Sleep paralysis happens when people become conscious while their muscles remain in the ultra-relaxed state that prevents them from acting out their dreams. The experience can be quite terrifying, with many people hallucinating a malevolent presence nearby, or even an attacker suffocating them. Surveys put the number of sleep paralysis sufferers between about 5 percent and 60 percent of the population. [Say what?] One man told her about his frequent sleep paralysis episodes, during which he'd experience extremely realistic hallucinations of a young child, skipping around the bed and singing nursery rhymes. Sometimes, the child would sit on his pillow...
  • It's official: Women ARE grumpier than men in the mornings

    03/13/2013 1:05:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:30 EST, 12 March 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    If the woman in your life woke up grumpy this morning, dont be too hard on her. It is, apparently, only natural. Scientists have discovered that women need more sleep than men. And chances are, shes not getting enough. In fact, the best thing a loving husband or partner can do is perhaps persuade her to get a few extra hours snuggling under the duvet. Or face the consequences. Scientists say women suffer more than men, both mentally and physically, if they are forced to skimp on their sleep. As well as a higher risk of heart disease, depression and...
  • Can Spicy Food Really Give you Nightmares?

    02/15/2013 9:18:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Meghan Holohan
    After a restless night of sleep, filled with nightmares where velociraptors and chainsaw-wielding maniacs chase you down, you wake up and wonder what caused such vivid, frightful dreams. Could it have been that spicy Thai food you had before bed? Actually, there is some evidence that eating a spicy meal shortly before going to sleep can lead to some wacko dreams. In fact, eating anything too close to bedtime can trigger more dreams, because the late night snacks increase the bodys metabolism and temperature, explains Dr. Charles Bae, MD, a sleep medicine doctor at Sleep Disorders Center at the Cleveland...
  • Windsor votes to remove fluoride from drinking water (Canada)

    01/30/2013 7:10:06 PM PST · by opentalk · 45 replies
    Windsor star ^ | January 28, 2012
    Windsor on Monday joined the growing number of municipalities which have voted to end the decades-old practice of adding fluoride to the water supply in the fight against tooth decay. A lot has changed in the last 60 years fluoride is not the be-all and end-all to prevent tooth decay, said Mayor Eddie Francis, who voted with the majority. I want to be shown that when we ingest this, we are safe, said Kimberley DeYong of Fluoride Free Windsor. She and others said not a single study among those cited by fluoridation proponents looked specifically at the industry-sourced chemical...
  • Cleaning a G*U*N - ASMR (help falling asleep, LOL)

    01/14/2013 9:41:52 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 29, 2012 | RelaxingASMR
    A little humor. Let's fall asleep to someone cleaning their gun. Heck! It's reassuring as heck! With a soft voice, of course. ;-)
  • Daylight Saving Time 2012: Time to Set Clocks Back This Weekend.

    11/03/2012 2:27:47 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sat, Nov 3, 2012 | ABC News
    You'll lose an extra hour of light but gain an hour back this weekend as daylight saving time officially ends. As standard time resumes at 2 a.m. Sunday, it's time to "fall back," so set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed tonight. Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time. Daylight saving time is mandated by governments, which instituted the time switch during World Wars I and II to save energy and resources for the war effort. Previously, daylight saving time was observed in the United States from April until mid-October.
  • Goodnight kiss is a 'thing of the past'

    10/14/2012 9:29:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:38AM BST 14 Oct 2012
    The goodnight kiss is a thing of the past and most of us sleep with our backs turned to our partner, according to a new study. The research into our nocturnal habits suggests romance is now dead in British bedrooms. Indeed, a quarter of lovers say they cannot bear their partner touching them while they are sleeping. The sleep behavior study found that 54 percent of Brits choose to turn away and sleep with their back to their lover in a bid to get a good night's sleep. And it isn't just cuddling that's off the agenda as 90 percent...
  • How Well You Sleep May Hinge on Race

    08/21/2012 8:06:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 20, 2012 | DOUGLAS QUENQUA
    Moleendo Stewart cant say for sure whats caused his lifelong sleeping problems. But he has his suspicions. Theres the childhood spent in loud, restless neighborhoods in Miami. You hear people shooting guns all night, dealing drugs, said Mr. Stewart, 41, who lives in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. He also cites his weight, 260 pounds, down from a peak of 310.
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Friday, July 13, 2012

    07/13/2012 7:42:03 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 208 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 07/13/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and hes not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Take charge of your dreams with the Remee Lucid Dreaming Mask

    05/13/2012 5:19:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies ^ | 5/11/2012 | ennifer Schiller
    Would you like to experience Superman-style flight? Do you want to conquer your fear of elevators or resolve issues with a long-dead relative? What would you pay to jam with Jimi Hendrix or get writing advice from Ernest Hemingway? Lucid dreaming promises all this and more, and Bitbanger Labs wants to give it to you with the Remee Lucid Dreaming Mask. The science behind the mask is relatively simple. There are five stages of sleep, divided into two broad categories: Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, where dreams occur, and non-REM sleep. We cycle through these stages multiple times per night,...
  • Did Morning Joe Bore Michael Steele To Sleep?

    02/29/2012 5:59:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe likes to think of itself as the most scintillating three hours on morning TV. But did the show have a soporific effect on Michael Steele? When the camera cut to him today at 7:50 ET, Steele appeared to be, well, I believe the polite term is "resting his eyes." Hat tip NB reader Susan J, who points out Steele is due considerable slack since he was up late doing primary coverage for MSNBC. Steele rebounded quickly and was able to laugh off the moment. View the video here.
  • Daily stress is leading to a rise in the potential nightmare of 'sleep texting', expert claims

    11/23/2011 6:06:17 AM PST · by DeFault User · 21 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 11/23/11 | Frank Thorne
    The stress of daily life has sparked a new phenomenon - sleep texting. People with the rare condition send incoherent text messages while asleep to their friends and family - completely unaware that they are doing it. Sleep specialist Dr David Cunnington, of Melbourne Sleep Disorder Centre in Australia, said patients had reported incidents of sleep texting - and he has advised people to leave their mobile phones outside the bedroom. I did what? Dr David Cunnington claims 'sleep texting' sufferers send incoherent messages to friends and family members - and have no recollection of doing so I did what?...
  • Shift work in teens linked to increased multiple sclerosis risk (and more - circadian disruption)

    10/18/2011 7:19:02 AM PDT · by decimon · 23 replies
    Wiley-Blackwell ^ | October 18, 2011 | Unknown
    Circadian disruption and sleep restriction contributing factorsResearchers from Sweden have uncovered an association between shift work and increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). Those who engage in off-hour employment before the age of 20 may be at risk for MS due to a disruption in their circadian rhythm and sleep pattern. Findings of this novel study appear today in Annals of Neurology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society. Previous research has determined that shift workworking during the night or rotating working hoursincreases the risk of cardiovascular disease, thyroid disorders, and...
  • Heads Up! The Way You Are Sleeping May Be Killing You

    05/27/2011 1:23:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 94 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | May 27, 2011 | BY SYDNEY ROSS SINGER
    Every one of us has a mysterious double life. For about two thirds of the time we are conscious beings, thinking about the world within and without, and negotiating our ways through the obstacles of life. For the other one third of the time we are nearly lifeless lumps of flesh, unconscious to everything but our own fantasies, as we lie flat in bed asleep. We all know that sleep is important for health. But for an activity that consumes about 8 hours of everyday of life, surprisingly little is thought about the act of sleeping, or the way our...
  • Need ideas on how to find a slow leak in an air mattress. (Vanity)

    01/15/2011 12:25:21 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 47 replies
    Free Republic | 01/15/2011 | BuckeyeTexan
    Please excuse the vanity, fellow FReepers. I need some ideas on how to find a very slow leak in a Sleep Number interlocking-chamber air mattress. When the mattress is aired up all the way, it will fully deflate by morning with body weight on it. (So 8-9 hours?) With no body weight on it, it holds air for days. With/without body weight on it, there is no audible hissing sound, no current of escaping air that can be felt by hand, and no obvious tears or pinholes. The seams appear to be intact. The air hoses aren't twisted or crimped...
  • Need ideas on how to find a slow leak in an air mattress. (Vanity)

    01/15/2011 12:25:05 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Free Republic | 01/15/2011 | BuckeyeTexan
    Please excuse the vanity, fellow FReepers. I need some ideas on how to find a very slow leak in a Sleep Number interlocking-chamber air mattress. When the mattress is aired up all the way, it will fully deflate by morning with body weight on it. (So 8-9 hours?) With no body weight on it, it holds air for days. With/without body weight on it, there is no audible hissing sound, no current of escaping air that can be felt by hand, and no obvious tears or pinholes. The seams appear to be intact. The air hoses aren't twisted or crimped...
  • Intellect thrives on sleep

    02/22/2002 9:41:46 AM PST · by Oxylus · 7 replies · 218+ views
    Nature ^ | February 22, 2002 | Sara Abdulla
    Intellect thrives on sleep Land of nod is a learning experience Cramming all night might help you to scrape through exams, but it won't make you clever in the long run. Human and animal experiments are lending new support to a common parental adage: that a good night's sleep is essential to learning. "Modern life's erosion of sleep time could be seriously short-changing our education potential," warned Robert Stickgold of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the meeting of American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston this week. Many pianists find that sleeping on a tune can help ...
  • Snoring linked to round heads

    01/08/2002 8:53:37 PM PST · by Oxylus · 11 replies · 61+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Janaury 9, 2002 | Roger Highfield
    IF your home resonates to nightly snoring, it could be because your family inherited a round-shaped head. Round-headed people tend to interrupt sleep with snoring more than those with long, thin faces, says a study at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. There is now a hunt on for the "snoring genes" that influence head shape, says Dr Mark Hans, of the department of orthodontics at the university's school of dentistry. Before the study, age, sex and obesity were used to predict chronic snoring. Now his team has used the shape of a person's head as one indicator of ...
  • Sleep Study Suggests Later School Starting Times Could Improve High Schoolers' Performance

    07/06/2010 4:19:18 PM PDT · by Decombobulator · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2010/07/06
    Once the carefree days of summer are over, teenagers across the country face the brutal reality of waking up for school. Many high schools open their doors early in the morning, with classes starting at 7:30 a.m., and sometimes earlier. It's tough for teens to wake up for those early morning classes, and new research suggests that an early school bell may be fighting a losing battle against Mother Nature. A study of teens at a Rhode Island boarding school found that pushing back the school day by 30 minutes improved concentration, mood and even encouraged students to consume healthier...
  • Japanese told to go to bed an hour early to cut carbon emissions

    06/24/2010 9:30:34 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 53 replies
    telegraph UK ^ | 6-23-10 | Danielle Demetriou
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    04/02/2010 5:24:56 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 112 replies · 4,970+ views
    Washington post ^ | 4/2/10 | Anne E. Kornblut
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    03/11/2010 3:46:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 580+ views
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