Brain Washing: Sleep's Primary Function?
For centuries biologists have speculated about why we sleep. It has been a pressing question in part because sleep seems so maladaptive. As an evolving species that was more prey than predator, passing the night in an unconscious state sounds like a ...
How much do we really know about sleep?
Whatever is going on when we sleep, we do know one thing: we're not doing it enough, and we're doing it badly. We're dosing ourselves with caffeine and nicotine to stay awake, and knocking ourselves out with alcohol and sleeping tablets, and all the ...
New Yorker (blog)
Snoozers Are, in Fact, Losers
New Yorker (blog)
In one study that monitored people for three days in a row, the sleep researchers Charles Czeisler and Megan Jewett and their colleagues at Harvard Medical School found that sleep inertia took anywhere from two to four hours to disappear completely.
A Gift Guide For The Sleep-Impaired
“The older we get, the more likely we are to develop sleep problems,” Dr. William C. Kohler, a Florida sleep specialist and a past official of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, told the New York Times. So for the sleep-impaired on your list, we'd ...
4 Things to Avoid for a Good Night's Sleep
4 Things to Avoid for a Good Night's Sleep Good sleep can mean the difference between crazy and sane the next day… Between crying between meetings at work or lashing out at your husband over laundry and a semi-functional person who can fake it ...
6 Smart Ways to Pay Down Your Sleep Debt
BOOZE BEFORE BED = BAD NIGHT'S SLEEP
Sleeping in heavenly peace
How to get a good night's sleep when you travel
For many, traveling can make it tough to get the 7 or 8 hours of sleep we need each night. When people travel a lot it can be hard to get a good night's sleep. Sherry Torkos is a pharmacist and author who's written on diets, travel and lifestyle. “You ...
Tips on Getting Rest While Traveling
Sleep problems can be assessed via at-home tests
Washington Post (blog)
For William Suter, a good night's sleep was an elusive dream. He snored all night and felt tired every day. His doctor suggested getting tested for obstructive sleep apnea, a common disorder in which people stop breathing many times a night, robbing ...
Homework, Friends Help Shape Teenagers' Sleep Patterns
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That can make it harder for them to go to sleep and make them more vulnerable to other physical interruptions of their circadian sleep cycle, such as those created by melatonin-suppressing light. ('Blue Light' May Impair Students' Sleep, Studies Say, Dec.
CPAP Could Lower Blood Pressure In Patients With Sleep Apnea And ...
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is based on data from 194 people across 24 teaching hospitals with both hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea. People in the study had what is called resistant hypertension, ...
Sleep Apnea Treatment Found to Improve Resistant Hypertension
Sleep apnea treatment reduces hard-to-control high blood pressure: study
CPAP reduces hypertension in patients with sleep apnea
I Told My Son He Could Sleep in the Garage
“Can I come sleep with you?” I knew that part of this complaint is because he's used to napping with his friends at daycare and he loves when he gets to sleep by our bed when he's sick. But despite my sympathy to his plight, I needed him to sleep in ...