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Katie Golde

New Research Suggests Synthetic Cannabis May Help Treat Sleep Apnea

Move over CPAP machine, there may be new hope for those suffering from sleep apnea. In a recent trial study, researchers found that synthetic cannabis may help treat obstructive sleep apnea in some patients. Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that causes pauses in breathing or shallow breaths when you sleep. While it often goes

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Lifestyle
Joe Auer

Could Afternoon Napping Help Improve Job Performance?

Napping on the job sounds like a workplace faux pas. But in reality, more companies are encouraging their employees to take a midday snooze — because it might increase productivity. The National Sleep Foundation reports: “29 percent of workers report falling asleep or becoming very sleepy at work, and a lack of sleep costs the

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Joe Auer

Sleep Apnea May Be Connected To Alzheimer’s Disease

New research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, scientists have found a connection between sleep apnea and high levels of a protein fragment called beta-amyloid. According to Stanford researchers, the beta-amyloid protein is “strongly implicated in Alzheimer’s disease” because it helps build the brain plaques associated with the

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Joe Auer

How Thinking You Have A Sleep Problem Could Be Just As Bad As Having One

Believing you have a sleep problem may have a similar effect on your health as actually having one, new research suggests. A review published in Behaviour Research and Therapy looked at 20 existing studies in which participants were asked to describe their own sleep, and researchers quantified the participants’ sleep. And researcher Kenneth Lichstein, a

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Purple Launches In Select Mattress Firm Stores

Popular online mattress retailer Purple announced today that their patented technology is available in select Mattress Firm stores across the country. In a press release, Purple says they plan to sell their mattresses in approximately 13 retail stores throughout Washington, D.C., with additional launches in stores in Austin, Texas and Sacramento, California to follow. The company

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Joe Auer

Sleep Deprivation Is Way More Serious Than We Thought, Says Study

We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep, but a new study reinforces that sleep deprivation is pretty serious stuff. In fact, lack of sleep slows down your brain and can create “mental lapses.” Researchers observed 12 patients who were about to have surgery to treat their epilepsy at UCLA. “The patients had

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Katie Golde

New Study Suggests Tart Cherry Juice Could Help Older Adults Battle Insomnia

A new pilot study published in American Journal of Therapeutics found that drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice helped extend the sleep time in older adults who struggled with insomnia by one hour and 24 minutes. “Insomnia is quite common among older adults and it can lead to a range of health issues if left untreated,” said lead researcher Jack Losso,

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Joe Auer

Why Being Unable To Remember Your Dreams Could Be A Bad Sign

Plenty of people don’t remember their dreams. But could that actually be a sign of poor health? One sleep expert claims so, while other researchers are dubious. Rubin Naiman Ph.D., a psychologist, and sleep and dream specialist at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, wrote a review in the Annals of the New

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

KUTSON Launches First Bed-In-A-Box Mattress With Dual-Sided Customization

Online mattress retailer KUTSON launched their one-of-a-kind mattress on Indiegogo October 24. The company says they are the only mattress-in-a-box brand that offers dual-side customization and at-home modification capabilities. “As the owner of a local mattress manufacturing business, I have witnessed 25 years of mattress industry gimmicks and themed sales tactics,” says Brian Gargalis, founder

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Katie Golde

Smartphones, TV, Linked To Poor Sleep In Teens

It may come as no surprise that teenagers love their smartphones, TV’s and video games, but new research out of Canada suggests it’s negatively impacting their sleep health. “Today’s adolescents sleep much less than previous generations, their sleep quality is poorer, and they report more daytime sleepiness, all of which have health and social consequences,”

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