Sleep Health

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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Katie Golde

Sleeping Too Much May Be Harmful To Your Health

Many of us have heard that the recommended amount of sleep is roughly 7 to 8 hours per night. While this range can vary a bit depending on age and other factors, getting adequate sleep is super important to everyone’s health. Sleep deprivation, on the other hand, puts you at risk for a slew of

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Marten Carlson

Adequate Shuteye Might Boost Final Exam Grades

At some point in our lives, many of us have spent late nights cramming for that big final exam. Every extra minute seems like a chance to grasp that piece of information that could make the difference between a B+ and an A-. However, two new studies at the University of Baylor suggest these cram sessions

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Katie Golde

Poor Sleep Triggered By Grief May Leave Widows More Vulnerable To Heart Disease

It’s traumatic enough to lose a spouse, but new research from Northwestern University and Rice University suggests sleep disturbances that are triggered by grief may impact the health of the partner left behind. The results suggest these sleep difficulties may cause higher inflammation. This puts the bereaved spouse at an increased risk for cardiovascular issues such as

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young woman asleep at desk
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Laura Newcomer

Takeaways From The World’s Largest Sleep Study

The world’s largest sleep study has concluded, and the researchers identified patterns that are relevant to anyone looking to improve their sleep health. We spoke with Conor Wild, Research Associate in the Owen Lab at London’s Western University and the study’s lead author, to understand some of the study’s main takeaways. More than 10,000 people

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