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Lifestyle
Laura Newcomer

“Afternoon People” And “Nappers” Join Night Owls And Morning Larks As Researchers Identify New Sleep Chronotypes

Sleep researchers have long classified people as one of three types of sleepers: morning larks, night owls, or neither. Now, new research suggests these aren’t the only categories, adding “afternoon people” and “nappers” to the list of possible sleep chronotypes. “Variation in the diurnal curve of alertness-sleepiness cannot be fully accounted for [with] just three

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Sleep News
Katie Golde

Amazon’s Prime Day Deals – List Of Discounted Mattresses

Prime Day is an exclusive shopping holiday for Amazon’s Prime members. It’s hosted once a year and lasts for two days (July 15 to July 16). This day gives Prime members (or those who opt into the free 30-day trial period) access to discounts on a wide range of the e-commerce giant’s list of products,

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Sleep News
Marten Carlson

New Study Says Poor Sleep Could Increase Firefighter Burnout

Firefighters with sleep disorders and mental health conditions are more likely to burn out, a new study finds. What’s more, firefighters who reported a lack of sleep also showed signs of depersonalization (feeling disconnected from one’s body and thoughts) and a lack of initiative. We spoke with Alexander Wolkow, Ph.D., lead author of the study

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Sleep News
Marten Carlson

Could Breathing Disorders Make Us Age More Quickly?

Sleep-disordered breathing, such as obstructive sleep apnea, may lead to an acceleration in aging, a new study says. The researchers found that subjects who struggled with disordered breathing increased their biological age by as much as 321 days. In addition, the effects of sleep disorders were greater in female subjects when compared with male subjects.

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Sleep News
Laura Newcomer

Insufficient Sleep May Reduce Voting And Other Forms Of Civic Engagement

Lack of sleep may negatively impact civic participation by reducing voter turnout and other “prosocial” behaviors such as signing petitions or donating to charities, a new study finds. “These results highlight the strong negative consequences that current levels of insufficient sleep have on vitally important measures of social capital,” the study authors concluded in their

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Sleep News
Laura Newcomer

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Decrease Sleep Disturbances For Women Going Through Menopause

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may provide a nonmedication treatment option for women who are experiencing sleep disturbances as a result of menopause, concludes a new study. “Compared to premenopausal women, women who are going through menopause transition complain of more sleep disruption,” Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia

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Sleep News
Marten Carlson

SleepScore Labs Will Pay Employees To Track Sleep

Employees of sleep tech company SleepsScore Labs are experiencing a new type of workplace incentive. In short, they’re being paid to sleep. The leadership team at SleepScore Labs recently announced the “Sleep For Success” Incentive Program. With this program, the company says they plan to financially motivate employees to track their sleep using their own

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Sleep News
Laura Newcomer

Teens Can Get Better Sleep Just By Reducing Screen Time For One Week

Teens who cut back on screen time for as little as one week may enjoy more sleep and feel less fatigued, according to a new study. Frequent screen users who reduced their screen time and/or utilized blue-light-blocking glasses during the study went to bed earlier and experienced more natural circadian rhythms compared to when they

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Sleep News
Katie Golde

New Study Finds Preschoolers Losing Sleep To TV

Preschool-aged children who watch more than an hour’s worth of television a day get notably less sleep than those who don’t watch, suggests research from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The study, which was published in Sleep Health, the journal of the National Sleep Foundation, monitored the sleep quality and sleep quantity of 470

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Lifestyle
Katie Golde

Losing Just 16 Minutes Of Sleep Can Impact Your Job

Researchers from the University of South Florida say that employees who come up short on sleep during the weekday — even losing minor amounts of sleep — are more likely to have issues with staying on task and maintaining good judgment the following day. Study author Soomi Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Aging Studies

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