Experts Say Sleeping Too Much May Be Harmful To Your Health

Many of us have heard that the recommended amount of sleep is roughly 7 to 8 hours per night. While this range can vary a bit depending on age and other factors, getting adequate sleep is super important to everyone’s health. Sleep deprivation, on the other hand, puts you at risk for a slew of …

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New Studies Show Possible Link Between Healthy Sleep And Final Exam Grades

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At some point in our lives, many of us have spent late nights cramming for that big final exam. Every extra minute seems like a chance to grasp that piece of information that could make the difference between a B+ and an A-. However, two new studies at the University of Baylor suggest these cram sessions …

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Study Finds Late-Night Tweeting Impairs Basketball Players’ Sleep & Athletic Performance

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NBA players who skip sleep in favor of late-night tweeting perform worse in games the next day, a new study found. The study, which was published in the journal Sleep Health, examined how acute sleep deprivation impacts professional athletes’ game-time performance (1). This latest study adds to two distinct, growing bodies of research: one that …

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Female Snorers Face Greater Cardiac Risks Than Male Counterparts, Study Says

Caught snoring? You may want to make a doctor’s appointment, say health experts. Snoring can be a common sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which can result in several negative health effects. What’s more, data from a new study revealed that OSA is not only vastly underdiagnosed in snorers, but that women who snore are at …

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Dogs Vs. Cats: Study Sheds Light On How Different Pets Affect Sleep Quality

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The battle of Dog People versus Cat People just got some more ammunition. New research suggests that when it comes to sleep quality, dog owners may have a leg up on cat owners. It’s the first study to investigate the distinct impacts of dogs versus cats on human sleep. We spoke with the study’s lead …

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Study Finds Possible Link Between Crib Sleeping And Better Sleep In Toddlers

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A new study found that children under the age of three may sleep better in a crib rather than in a bed. Out of a large cohort of toddlers, those who slept in a crib exhibited better sleep hygiene than those who slept in a bed. In addition, between 18 and 36 months, there was …

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Americans’ Sleep Schedules May Be Syncing With Lifestyle Factors Over Natural Sunlight

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Americans’ sleep schedules are increasingly less likely to be synced with natural patterns of daylight and more likely to sync with lifestyle factors. That’s the conclusion of a new study that looked at the relationship between Americans’ Twitter usage and “social jet lag.” “Social jet lag is defined as the difference between when people sleep …

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Ed Sheeran, Bach Top List Of Music People Use To Fall Asleep

In what is being regarded as the first online survey about the use of music as a sleep aid, researchers from the University of Sheffield in the U.K. found that nearly 62 percent of survey respondents fall asleep listening to music. We spoke with study author Victoria Williamson, Ph.D., who teaches in the Department of …

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Tuft & Needle Launches Nod Mattress Exclusively For Amazon Customers

Popular online mattress brand Tuft & Needle (T&N) recently debuted a new addition to its product line, one that you can only find on Amazon. The Nod is “smaller but comparable composition” to Tuft & Needle’s original mattress, according to a press release from the brand. The Nod is an all-foam construction made up of …

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Poor Sleep Triggered By Grief May Leave Widows More Vulnerable To Heart Disease

It’s traumatic enough to lose a spouse, but new research from Northwestern University and Rice University suggests sleep disturbances that are triggered by grief may impact the health of the partner left behind. The results suggest these sleep difficulties may cause higher inflammation. This puts the bereaved spouse at an increased risk for cardiovascular issues such as …

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