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Couples who share a bed, sleep better

In most countries, couples share a bed. Studies, how this affects the quality of sleep, have so far come to conflicting results. A new study now shows that couples who sleep in the same bed, synchronize your stages of sleep and dreaming. Twelve young, healthy couples spent together, and separated for four nights in the […]

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Sleep apnea devices need filter for use in COVID-19, doctor warns

A pair of Yale and Harvard professors have co-designed a circuit device to make machines used by sleep apnea patients safer for use by those infected with the COVID-19 virus. Many people being treated for sleep apnea use small devices known as positive airway pressure (PAP) machines to prevent interruption of breathing during the night. […]

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Bad sleep habits can depress teens

Nagging negative thoughts—and striving for perfection—keep teenagers awake at night, raising their chance of becoming depressed and anxious, a new study shows. An online study of almost 400 adolescents aged 14 to 20 years confirmed the link, leading sleep researchers at Flinders University to recommend alternative treatments for repetitive negative thinking and perfectionism in dealing […]

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Many of America’s most critical workers are short on sleep

More than one-third of working Americans don’t get enough sleep, and the problem is greatest among the police, the military, health care workers and truckers, researchers report. Their analysis of data from more than 150,000 employed adults between 2010 and 2018 also found that the rate of inadequate sleep (7 hours or less) rose from […]

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Do away with these habits if you want to stay healthy

Are you skipping your eye appointment and/or not laughing enough? Time to get rid of these habits. When it comes to health, you have to take into consideration every aspect of your being. Eating healthy, sleeping on time and getting enough hours, and exercising every day, are basic for good health. But, apart from these, […]

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How to maintain quality sleep during the holiday travel season

With shorter daylight hours, busier than usual schedules and travel to different time zones, the holiday season can disrupt our circadian rhythm and create sleep difficulties—making it even harder to avoid stress, enjoy time with family, and finally return to work. Professor Helmut Zarbl, director at the Rutgers Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI), […]