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Marten Carlson

Discrimination Could Be Linked To Poor Sleep Quality In Minority Teens

Minority teens may be sleeping less due to daytime discrimination, a new study says. Based on actigraphy data and self-reports, researchers from Fordham University and Auburn University found that experiences of discrimination negatively affected sleep duration, alertness, and daytime functioning in minority adolescents. While previous research has linked discrimination to poor sleep quality in minority

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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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Cannabis and sleep
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Laura Newcomer

Science Says: Can Cannabis Help You Sleep Better?

Whether or not cannabis can assist people in obtaining better sleep is a matter of hot debate. As cannabis is legalized in a growing number of states, cannabis researchers are finding more opportunities to study the plant, its properties, and its potential effects on human health. So far, 10 states have legalized recreational marijuana, while

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Sleep loss and emotions
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Laura Newcomer

New Studies Explore How Sleep Deprivation Messes With Emotions

Failing to get enough sleep can impair emotional functioning and prime the brain to perceive situations in a more negative light, according to a new series of five studies. The studies examined the effect of sleep loss on a range of emotional functions including empathy, mood, emotional perceptions, and emotional regulation. “Emotion regulation is the

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Katie Golde

Fisher-Price Recalls 4.7 Million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers

Fisher-Price and its parent company, Mattel, have voluntarily recalled more than four million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers. The sleepers, which were marketed as an “inclined sleeper designed for all-night sleep,” have been linked to more than 30 infant deaths since the product’s launch in 2009. The voluntary recall was announced on April 12 and followed

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Katie Golde

Sleep Training: A Q&A With Pediatric Sleep Consultant Susie Parker

Quality sleep and a new baby don’t always go hand in hand. While babies sleep for approximately 14 to 17 hours in a 24-hour period, these stretches of sleep are often intermittent at best. To help their infants adopt more sustainable sleep schedules, many parents are turning to pediatric sleep consultants. A 2018 study from McGill

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Marten Carlson

Could Gratitude Help Improve Our Sleep?

A new study found that being thanked during the day could have a positive effect on our overall health and sleep quality. Business and psychology researchers from Portland State University and Clemson University found that nurses who receive expressions of gratitude throughout the day reported better sleep quality and healthier eating habits. We spoke with

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Anti-energy drinks
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Laura Newcomer

“Anti-Energy” Drinks Emerge As Sleep-Inducing Trend

Anti-energy drinks may be the next big trend in the sleep aids market. Anti-energy drinks aren’t new (they’ve been around for approximately a decade), but they are undergoing a new surge in popularity. According to an IBIS World report, the relaxation drink industry has grown by almost 16% over the past five years and hit

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Marten Carlson

Researchers Unveil Smart Pajama Sleep Tracker

A new type of sleep tracker may be hitting the market soon. But you don’t wear this tracker on your wrist or place it on your bedside table. Instead, you wear this sleep tracker like you would a pair of pajamas. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst recently unveiled the “Phyjama,” smart pajamas outfitted

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Katie Golde

Australian Survey Finds Higher Rates Of Sleep Loss From Mobile Phone Use

Results from a 2018 survey conducted by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia found that one in every five women and one in every eight men are getting less sleep because of time spent on their smartphones. Researchers looked at the results from a survey on smartphone use that involved more than 700 Australian men and

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Lifestyle
Laura Newcomer

The Gregory Hotel In NYC Offers Guests A Sleep-Promoting Hotel Room

Guests who choose to stay in The Gregory Hotel’s Ultimate Sleep Room will spend the night in a room that’s decked out with one purpose in mind: helping vacationers get those all-important, high-quality Zzzs. “We developed this activation to help promote National Sleep Awareness Month,” Area Managing Director for Highgate Yaniv Packin told Mattress Clarity

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