Sleep Health

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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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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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A student sleeps under a book.
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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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