Sleep Health

Sleep Health
Katie Golde

Sleeping Too Much May Be Harmful To One’s 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 people at risk for a slew of

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Sleep Health
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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Sleep Health
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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Sleep Health
Katie Golde

New Study Links Shorter Sleep And Dehydration

Those feeling unwell after a night of bad sleep may need more than just some extra shut-eye. It might be time to reach for a glass of water and drink up, say experts. Researchers from Penn State University found that adults who sleep only six hours per night — as compared to eight hours — are more likely

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Sleep Health
Marten Carlson

Analysis: Too Little And Too Much Sleep Could Affect Heart Health

A new analysis of studies may have found a connection between our sleep and cardiovascular disease. The new meta-analysis, presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Munich, Germany, reported that subjects who slept less than six to eight hours a night had worse heart health than those who slept within that range. Additionally,

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Sleep Health
Laura Newcomer

Study Says Sleep May Enhance A Family Tree’s Reproductive Success

For decades, scientists have debated exactly why humans and other animals evolved to sleep on a regular basis. Now, new research suggests at least one explanation rests with reproductive success, or organisms’ ability to carry on their family trees. The study, which was published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, used mathematical models to compare

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Man looking at screens in bed
Sleep Health
Marten Carlson

Does Broadband Internet Impact Our Sleep?

A new study may have found a link between German home internet use and sleep quality. Researchers analyzed household surveys and broadband internet demographics. They concluded that people with access to broadband internet in their home slept less than those without access. The main reason for the poor sleep quality was the temptation to use

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Baby eating from spoon
Sleep Health
Laura Newcomer

Infants May Sleep Better When They Start Solid Foods Early, Study Suggests

Conventional wisdom and current World Health Organization recommendations hold that parents should breastfeed infants for the first six months of their lives prior to starting solid foods. But a new study suggests introducing solid foods before the age of six months may result in small but significant improvements in infants’ sleep duration and quality. While

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