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Lifestyle
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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Laura Newcomer

Women With Sleep Apnea May Face Higher Cancer Risk Than Men

Sleep apnea may be associated with a small increase in the risk of developing cancer, and that risk may be slightly higher for women with sleep apnea compared to men with the same condition, a new study suggests. “From the analysis of a large population involving almost 20,000 patients, we concluded that the severity of

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Lifestyle
Laura Newcomer

Sleep-Deprived Teens Are Almost Twice As Likely To Engage In Unsafe Sex

Chronically sleep-deprived teenagers may be more likely to practice unsafe sexual activities than teens who obtain adequate sleep, suggests a new study. Those unsafe sexual behaviors might include having sex under the influence of alcohol or drugs or not using condoms. “Insufficient sleep may increase the potential for sexual risk-taking by compromising decision-making and influencing

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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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Marten Carlson

Cyberbullying Could Be Linked To Poor Sleep Quality And Depression In Adolescents

A new study may have discovered a mediating factor between cyberbullying and increased rates of depression in adolescents: sleep. The University of Buffalo researchers found that teens who report instances of cyberbullying sleep more poorly, and this lack of sleep increases their chances of developing depression. “Cyber victimization on the internet and social media platforms

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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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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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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

3 Sleep Experts Share Their Tips For Getting Through Finals

The end of the school year can be a stressful time for students. The time and energy spent writing papers, memorizing formulas, and taking final exams can take its toll, especially when sleep becomes an afterthought. Many sleep experts say that burning the midnight oil in lieu of rest may not ensure an A+ when

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