Sleepless in America

Sleepless in America : Instant Guide
If you want to remember all the good times, start catching up on your shut-eye.

Huh? Why does our memory get worse with age?

New research shows that a good night's sleep is crucial for keeping the mind sharp

Sleepless in America : Instant Guide
According to a new study, people who work the night shift have a 23 percent higher risk of having a heart attack than those who work the day shift.

Does working the late shift increase your risk of heart attack?

A grim new study claims that workers on the graveyard shift run a much higher risk of heart attack than their daytime-working peers

Sleepless in America : Fact Sheet
Sleeping with a light on: Researchers have found that artificial light disrupts your natural circadian rhythm, robbing your body of a key hormone.

Does sleeping with a night-light cause depression?

Researchers from Ohio State University found that chronic after-dark exposure to a dim light — or a TV or computer — can trigger mood disorders

Sleepless in America : Fact Sheet
The Remee sleep mask uses six red LED lights to signal to the wearer that he's dreaming... without waking him up.

The sleep mask that helps you control your dreams

Two Brooklyn inventors have sleep scientists and investors buzzing about a simple, affordable device that might enable lucid dreaming

Sleepless in America : Instant Guide
A good night's sleep might prevent you from eating your way through the day, according to a new study.

A good night's rest: The key to eating less?

A new study suggests that the sleep deprived may consume an extra 549 calories a day — about the equivalent of eating a Big Mac

Sleepless in America : Analysis
Stress, illness, and depression appear to play a much bigger role in sleep problems than age does, says a new study.

Does sleep get better as we age?

Scientists have long believed that older adults have trouble getting a good night's rest. A new study claims that's simply not true

Sleepless in America : Instant Guide
If you're the get-up-and-go type, you may have a specific gene that allows you to sleep for a significantly shorter periods of time than other people, new research suggests.

Do you have the 'morning person' gene?

German scientists pinpoint a specific gene that may divide early risers from droopy-eyed nappers

Sleepless in America : Instant Guide
Brain chemicals associated with stress become inactive or slow down during the dream stage of sleep, suggesting that dreaming is a form of "overnight therapy."

Does dreaming help us overcome painful memories? 

If you dealt with anything unsettling today, new research reinforces the theory that you'll feel better if you take a nap

Sleepless in America : By the numbers
Loss of productivity due to Insomnia costs the average employer $2,280 per employee annually, according to a new report.

The $63 billion cost of insomnia: By the numbers

With the average worker losing 11.3 days of productivity to insomnia each year, employers should be losing sleep

Sleepless in America : Burning Question
Sleep experts say a cool brain can help insomniacs get to sleep faster.

Can brain freeze cure insomnia?

Two sleep experts say they've devised a simple way to help insomniacs get some shuteye: Chilling their brains. Will that really work?

Sleepless in America : Instant Guide
Time to shut down? A national sleep study finds a connection between less sleep and more technology.

Low on sleep? Stop computing before bed

A National Sleep Foundation poll suggests our smartphones and laptops are robbing us of much-needed rest

Sleepless in America : Instant Guide
A new study suggests that night owls have higher IQs, but early risers work harder.

Night owls vs. morning people: Who's smarter?

Recent evidence shows that people who thrive at night have higher IQs. Early risers beg to differ

Sleepless in America : Fact Sheet
If you fall asleep within a minute after your head hits the pillow, you may be seriously sleep deprived.

5 more startling new facts about sleep

Who needs more sleep, women or men? And how could playing videogames help cure nightmares? A list of five more recent sleep-related findings

Sleepless in America : The List
One study revealed that seven hours of sleep per night reduces risk of cardiovascular disease.

5 startling new facts about sleep

As the summer draws to a drowsy end, here's a bracing roundup of recent scientific findings about sleep

Sleepless in America : Controversy
Is it possible to catch up on lost slumber?

What's the best way to catch up on lost sleep?

Can sleeping in on one weekend morning make up for a week of scant rest? New research offers answers...

Sleepless in America : Only in America
Researchers say "sleep sex" is more common than we thought

What is 'sleep sex'?

Medical researchers are trying to learn more about sexsomnia — a condition that causes suffers to engage in sex acts while fast asleep

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