Sleep Health

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Katie Golde

Sleep Cycle App Reveals Sleep Trends, Launches New Institute

Americans are getting more sleep than they were in 2015 and sleep for an average of more than seven hours per night, according to a new report. Last month, sleep tracking app Sleep Cycle celebrated its 10-year anniversary by launching the Sleep Cycle Institute. In the Institute’s inaugural report, Sleep Cycle shared insights into the

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Napping lowers blood pressure
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Laura Newcomer

Afternoon Naps Might Help Lower Blood Pressure As Effectively As Meds

Research already suggests that short naps may help improve memory, boost mood, and increase alertness. And a 2007 review suggested that naps might even reduce the risk of heart disease. Now, a new study suggests a possible explanation for naps’ heart-healthy benefits: People who enjoy a midday nap may experience a drop in blood pressure.

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New parents and sleep
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Laura Newcomer

New Parents May Be Signing On For Six Years Of Sleep Deprivation

We all know that parenting a newborn is guaranteed to lead to some sleepless nights. But new research suggests parents may deal with sleep loss well past the infant stage. In fact, they may be signing on for at least six years of disrupted sleep and less satisfying sleep overall. The study, which was published

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Marten Carlson

Proper Sleep Could Strengthen Our Immune System, Study Says

A new study gives a possible reason doctors keep telling their sick patients to “get good rest.” Researchers at the University of Tübingen in Germany discovered that our bodies might be more able to fight infection with healthy sleep. The researchers focused on T Cells, or lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells) that are

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little girl sleeping with sugar
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Laura Newcomer

How Eating Sugar Influences Your Sleep

If you’re still holding onto some leftover Valentine’s Day chocolate, you may want to think twice about eating it before bed. That’s because research (including a new study that evaluated the effect of diet on sleep) suggests there may be a negative relationship between sugar consumption and sleep. “Just as a lack of sleep can

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Laura Newcomer

Economic Stressors Are Depriving Americans Of Sleep

It’s a well-known stat that approximately one in three Americans fail to obtain adequate sleep on a consistent basis. And new research suggests the trend toward sleep deprivation is only getting worse. Per a new review of data from 2004 to 2017, Americans have been running increasingly short on sleep since 2013. What’s more, the research

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Outdoor light pollution
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Laura Newcomer

Outdoor Light Pollution Might Increase Sleeping Pill Usage

For decades, sleep scientists have known that nighttime exposure to artificial light in the form of “blue light” emitting electronics can interfere with sleep. Now, a new study reports there may be a strong link between nighttime exposure to artificial, outdoor light and sleeping pill usage among older adults. This suggests outdoor light pollution may

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