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Sleep Loss Affects Male Testosterone Levels

Young fathers may want to start watching the Nighty Night video with their children. New research indicates that sleep loss dramatically reduces testosterone levels in healthy young men and adversely affects their overall health. In addition to its negative impact … Continue reading

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Sleep Loss May Contribute to Bullying Behavior

Bullies get less sleep than the people they bully, according to a new study conducted by University of Michigan researchers. Sleep problems are a common experience among children who are being bullied, but researchers were surprised to discover that the bullies … Continue reading

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How to Nap without Feeling Groggy

One in every 5 Americans struggles through the day fighting to stay awake. According to the annual Sleep in America survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 20% of Americans are sleep deprived, getting less than 6 hours of sleep … Continue reading

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Teens Fight Fatigue at School

More than 40% of teen-agers feel tired and sleepy while at school, according to a study by the National Institute of Health and Medical Research. Research has shown that most U.S. teens are not getting the recommended 7 to 10 hours … Continue reading

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New Babies Often Shove One Parent Out of Bed

Baby makes three but many new parents are finding that there’s often only room in the bed for two. Lack of sleep forces 1 in 10 parents to stop sharing a bed and start sleeping apart, at least until their … Continue reading

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Why Is Sleep Important?

We need sleep to recharge our body and brain. That much scientists agree on; but why we need 7 to 8 hours of sleep to get the job done and precisely how sleep or lack of sleep impact our physical … Continue reading

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Drivers Warned Energy Drinks No Substitute for Sleep

With the official start of the summer vacation drive season just a few weeks away, highway safety officials are warning tired drivers that energy drinks are no substitute for a good night’s sleep. Advertised as a fast energy boost to … Continue reading

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Risky Decision-Making Linked to Sleep Loss

Lack of sleep leads people to make overly optimistic decisions. When those decisions are financial, sleep-deprived people are more likely to engage in risky gambling, according to a new study by Duke University neuroscientists. The study is the first to … Continue reading

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Circadian Rhythm Affects Sleep Cycle

Sleep regulates the body and mind. If you get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep at night, you feel mentally alert and physically energetic the next day. If you get too little sleep, you feel dull and sluggish. … Continue reading

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Sleep Loss Affects Daytime Performance

Even when we think we’re performing normally, sleep loss decreases our daytime performance. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by the University of Pennsylvania Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory. In the study, laboratory workers were deprived of sleep during the … Continue reading

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