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  • 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...
  • Hillary's new star turn: heroine of children's books ("Queen Elizabeth, Joan of Arc... Hillary")

    01/11/2016 9:50:27 AM PST · by presidio9 · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 7 | Kathie Meizner
    In a presidential election year, there will, of course, be political biographies. But political biographies for children? This month three children's books about one candidate — Hillary Clinton — hit the shelves. Aimed at a variety of age groups, the books deliver a similar message of female strength, though admittedly one likely to go down easier in Democratic-leaning households. Jonah Winter's picture book "Hillary" (Schwartz & Wade, ages 4 to 8) begins with a slightly tongue-in-cheek overview of history's notably strong women: Queen Elizabeth, Joan of Arc ("she was kind of intense"), Rosie the Riveter, "and now there is Hillary."...
  • Kentucky Kindergartner Killed in His Sleep

    12/08/2015 2:20:57 PM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 49 replies
    VERSAILLES, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested and charged a man with murder after authorities say he stabbed a young boy to death during a home invasion in Versailles, near Lexington. I'm hoping some Freepers can help me understand what's going on here. This story makes no sense and none of the media want to dig for answers. Nothing in this story makes any sense at all unless you consider two scenarios: 1. The attacker is a total loon, but that still doesn't address how he ended up in Kentucky when he lives in Indiana. 2. The only other thing...
  • 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 fascism—a 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 zzz’s when his term ends.“The first thing I’m 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. “I’ll 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 couldn’t sleep last night. You’d like nothing more than to go back to bed, but you’ve 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 you’ve 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 you’re one of those short sleepers — but look, you aren’t). 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 University’s 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 the quality 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 you’re 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 we’ve imagined, the one that has turned out to be most attainable—so attainable we’re already using it—is 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, don’t be too hard on her. It is, apparently, only natural. Scientists have discovered that women need more sleep than men. And chances are, she’s 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 body’s 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 can’t say for sure what’s caused his lifelong sleeping problems. But he has his suspicions. There’s 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 he’s 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.