Sleep Health

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Sleep Health
Marten Carlson

Do We Really Sleep Worse In The Hospital?

A new study may have found a connection between hospital stays and poorer sleep quality. Researchers in the Netherlands found that hospital patients slept less and woke up earlier compared to when they slept at home. We spoke with senior study author Dr. Prabath Nanayakkara, who explained the main reasons for these sleep disturbances. “Many

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Sleep Health
Katie Golde

New Study Focuses On Link Between Sleep Apnea And Early Signs Of Dementia

A team of researchers from the University of Sydney found what they believe is a strong link between decreased oxygen levels associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and structural changes in the brain often found in patients in the early stages of dementia. Previous studies have looked at the potential connections between OSA and dementia,

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Sleep Health
Marten Carlson

Almost Half Of Americans Want The Bed To Themselves

A new survey says that many American adults would rather sleep alone. The survey, which was conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with bedding company Slumber Cloud, found that nearly half of respondents had a difficult time sleeping with a partner. They named snoring, overheating, and hogging the bedding as some of the major issues. In

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Girls in church
Sleep Health
Marten Carlson

Research Suggests Religion Could Improve Sleep Quality

Could going to religious services and praying help a person sleep better? A new study review suggests that religious involvement could help people get to sleep more easily. The researchers looked at seven population-based studies on how religion impacts sleep quality. They found that, overall, respondents who attended services regularly, prayed, and were otherwise religiously

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Sleep Health
Marten Carlson

New Study Connects Poor Sleep to Junk Food Cravings

A new study may have uncovered a link between a lack of sleep and that late-night scoop of ice cream. Researchers at the University of Arizona looked at a survey of 3,105 U.S. adults to better understand their sleep habits and food cravings. They discovered that respondents who reported poor sleep quality also reported nighttime

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A child looks at their phone while lying in bed.
Sleep Health
Marten Carlson

Is Nightly Screen Time Negatively Affecting Sleep?

Most of us like to spend a few minutes on our phone or tablet before we go to sleep. According to a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 90% of respondents used a light-emitting phone or tablet within one hour of sleep. However, sending that final text or finishing the next level of Candy

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Sleep Health
Marten Carlson

Can A Sleep Coach Help Improve Exercise Performance?

Personal trainers and fitness coaches can be integral in helping us reach our fitness goals. They build our exercise routines, help us dial in our nutrition, and ensure we don’t injure ourselves. But what about a sleep coach? Could they also help improve our performance in the gym? Equinox thinks so. The luxury gym chain

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Sleep Health
Marten Carlson

Can Extra Weekend Sleep Help You Live Longer?

Saturday and Sunday mornings can be great. No meetings, no slow-moving traffic … and no alarm clock buzzing in our ears. Those who may have missed a few hours of sleep during the week finally have a chance to make up for it. But can we really catch up on sleep with a long weekend snooze? Recent

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Sleep Health
Marten Carlson

New Study Highlights The Role Sleep May Play In Breast Cancer

The importance of our circadian rhythms cannot be overstated. Circadian rhythms function much like an internal clock in one’s brain that regulates a variety of bodily cycles, including cycling between sleepiness and wakefulness throughout the day. It also helps regulate bodily functions such as digestion and body temperature. Disrupted circadian rhythms can lead to sleep disorders, obesity, and

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