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Safe Sleeping Practices Reduce SIDS Risk

More than 2,000 babies in the U.S. die mysteriously every year, their cause of death inexplicable. Called Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, it is a tragedy without symptoms or explanation, a heartbreaking diagnosis offered when all other possible causes … Continue reading

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How to Minimize TV’s Impact on Children’s Sleep Problems

The Supreme Court’s refusal to ban the sale of violent video games to children was a blow to parents fighting to reduce their children’s exposure to violence. But a new study on the relationship between television and children’s sleep problems … Continue reading

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Snoring Hubbies Make Wives Cranky

No news flash here but a new sleep study has found that snoring husbands make for cranky wives. The study results come as no surprise to anyone who has ever tried to sleep next to a nocturnal buzz saw. While hubby … Continue reading

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‘Brain Freeze’ Puts Insomniacs to Sleep

Scientific studies have shown that people sleep better when they nudge the thermometer down a few degrees at night. A new sleep study suggests that it’s not just our bodies that respond to a drop in nighttime temperature; our brains … Continue reading

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Restaurant Offers ‘Sleep Menu’ for Insomniacs

At the renowned restaurant Monastrell in southern Spain, chef Maria Jose San Roman offers a special “sleep menu” for insomniacs. Claiming to use secret ingredients prized by the ancient Romans for their sleep-inducing qualities, the celebrity chef has concocted a … Continue reading

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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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Worm Research Provides Insight into Human Sleep Patterns

The sleeping habits of worms are providing important insights into how our human brains control sleep and what makes us sleep. Brown University neurobiologists made a breakthrough observation about how the brain controls sleep while studying C. elegans nematodes. Researchers found a … 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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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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