Healthy Sleep News Articles

5 Surprising Ways Your Mattress Affects Your Sleep And Health

“You wouldn’t run a marathon or hike a mountain without the right gear. And yet, despite spending a third of our lives sleeping, many of us haven’t adequately prepared in the bedroom — when it comes to mattresses, that is.”
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Jet Lag and Sleep

"Whether you're a "Road Warrior" who has piled up thousands of Frequent Flier Miles, or someone who is planning a vacation to a distant location, you are likely to experience the phenomenon of "jet lag," which can have a profound effect on your sleep and alertness."
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How Sleep Affects Athletes’ Performance

Improving your athletic performance may be as simple as hitting the sack earlier. Why? Just as athletes need more calories to fuel their bodies for their sport, they also need more shut-eye: Lots of physical activity puts more demand on muscles and tissues, and the body repairs itself during slumber.
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Poor Sleep Raises Alzheimer’s Risk

“There’s more evidence that losing sleep can raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s the latest in a series of studies that show even a little sleep loss can add up to a greater risk of Alzheimer’s, the leading cause of dementia.”
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Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life ‘In An Underslept State’

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientists Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.
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Make Time 2 Sleep

Along with a balanced diet and regular exercise, sleep is one of the pillars of a healthy lifestyle. Getting the sleep that your body needs is essential for your health and well-being. To get good sleep, you need a good bedtime.
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Lack of Sleep is (Literally) Killing You: Here’s Why and What to Do, According to Science

You already know you're not getting enough sleep. But you might not realize why, and worse, what harm it's doing. Sleep deprivation (classified as getting less than 7 hours of sleep a night) has been linked to a host of diseases including Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, hyperglycemia, and poor mental health, among other health issues.
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The Secret to a Better Night’s Sleep: A Sense of Purpose?

Despite its importance for health and well-being, many American adults find it difficult to consistently get enough sleep. Intriguing new research suggests a positive sleep role for a meaningful life.
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Why sleep is so essential for your health

No one seems to get enough sleep these days, but rest is how the human body recovers.
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Sleep Being Recognized As Key to Optimum Athletic Performance in MLB Postseason

Sleep has gained a lot of attention in the sports world, and teams from all sports are finding ways to help players improve their athletic performance with sleep.
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Top Athletes On Why They Prioritize Sleep

One of the teams leading the way in capitalizing on the sleep advantage is the Seattle Seahawks, who won the Super Bowl in 2013 and came within two yards of repeating their victory in 2014. Head coach Pete Carroll is known as much for his innovation off the field as on it. ‘When it comes to the precision and science of sleep for optimal performance,’ says Carroll. ‘We’ve been fortunate to work with experts to help guide us on both the physical and mental strategies to enhance our recovery process.
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Lack of REM Sleep Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

Spending less time in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep and taking longer to enter REM sleep are separately associated with a higher risk of developing dementia.
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Consumer Reports: Health risks for sleep deprived kids

After looking at the sleeping patterns of close to 5,000 nine and 10-year-old kids, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics concluded that sleep deprivation could be linked to some serious health issues.
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Do You Really Need Less Sleep As You Age?

There's no doubt that kids need more sleep than adults. But what about adults? Does a person's sleep requirements diminish with age?
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High-speed Internet Can Negatively Affect Your Sleep

Establishing a nightly routine to prepare for bed is one of the best ways to start getting better sleep. But including a glowing screen and a great Wi-Fi connection in that bedtime ritual might be disturbing your slumber more than you think.
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Dim the Lights to Help Your Child Fall Asleep

Children of all ages need high-quality sleep to make sure they grow healthy and strong. But exposure to bright light in the hour before bedtime can make it difficult for kids to fall asleep, family health experts warn.
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5 Ways Sleep Impacts Peak Athletic Performance

The modern elite athlete knows that physical conditioning and good nutrition are critical in reaching peak athletic performance; however, sleep, while often overlooked, plays an equally important role. In recent years, it's become clear that the quality and quantity of sleep obtained by elite athletes can be the edge between winning and losing on game-day.
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Can Sleep Improve Your Athletic Performance?

Athletes work hard to win, from training to diet. There's a simple thing they might overlook: Going to bed an hour early.
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Healthy Sleep Habits: How Many Hours Does Your Child Need?

From infants and toddlers to school-aged kids and teens, parents want to know how many hours of sleep are recommended. While it's true that sleep needs vary from one person to another, there are some very reasonable, science-based guidelines to help you determine whether your child is getting the sleep he or she needs to grow, learn and play.
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Sleep Tips for Your Family's Mental Health

Sleep has become a casualty of modern life. If you or your children are excessively sleepy or just don't feel well-rested in the morning, what can you do about it? Fortunately, there are many things we can do to improve sleep as individuals, family members and a community.
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All About Sleep

Sleep — or lack of it — is probably the most-discussed aspect of baby care. As new parents quickly discover, the quality and quantity of their baby's sleep affects the well-being of everyone in the household. So how do you get kids to bed through the cries, screams and avoidance tactics?
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The One Thing That's Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

If you've been trying to lose weight, you've probably already done the hard work of re-evaluating your food choices, and you've likely amped up your activity levels, too. But there's one crucial component to weight loss you may not have considered — and that's sufficient sleep.
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