Sleep Health

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Joe Auer

Letting Teens Sleep Could Boost Economy

A new study from the RAND Corporation suggests that starting middle- and high-school classes no earlier than 8:30 AM could have huge benefits. “Later school start times are associated with positive student outcomes, including improvements in academic performance, mental and physical health, and public safety,” the study’s authors wrote in an abstract. They predict that

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Joe Auer

Could Poor Sleep Be Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease?

A study published this week in the journal Neurology connects poor sleep with dementia. Researchers studied 321 people from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) who participated in the Sleep Heart Health Study between 1995 and 1998, and who were over 60 years old at the time. They followed these participants for 19 years, and 32

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Joe Auer

Here’s How Blue Light Affects Your Sleep

Chances are you’ve read that limiting screen time before bed can help you sleep better. The reasoning behind that? Studies have shown that the blue and white light emitted by many electronic prevents the brain from releasing melatonin, a hormone that tells your body when to go to sleep. So if you don’t have enough

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Joe Auer

Binge-Watching TV Is Hurting Your Sleep

A TV binge is one of life’s greatest small pleasures. Is there anything better than giving yourself the time and space to watch back-to-back shows in the comfort of your own home? No. Unfortunately, science suggests that TV marathons might be harming your sleep. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine

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Joe Auer

Study Links Lack Of Sleep To Growing Waistlines

We all know the major benefits of getting proper sleep. Increased energy, improved concentration, decreased stress and a better memory are just a few reasons to make sure you’re getting enough rest. And new research shows that people with poor sleep habits are more likely to be overweight. Researchers from the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular

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