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Entries by Dr. Michael J. Breus from 07/2011

Sleep and Long-Term Memory: Could That Be the Reason We Sleep?

| Posted 07.02.2011 | Healthy Living

We know we require sleep for our survival, but we've yet to discover the why of sleep. A ground-breaking new study might help us answer this and many more questions.

Rocked To Sleep -- Not Just For Babies Anymore

| Posted 07.06.2011 | Healthy Living

The study suggests that rocking does indeed have an effect on our ability to fall asleep -- as well as on the quality of the sleep itself.

Marriage Problems for Parents, Sleep Problems for Baby

| Posted 07.07.2011 | Women

Here's some sobering, if unsurprising, news: A recent study indicates that strength of your marriage can have an effect on your baby's sleep. Research...

How TV Takes A Toll On Children's Sleep

| Posted 07.13.2011 | Healthy Living

There's a lot of evidence that suggests media exposure can be detrimental to children and the quality of their sleep. This study provides some important details about how when, what, where and who is watching matters.

Sleep Better to Play Better

| Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living

In a new Stanford University study, athlete subjects improved their performance, and their overall sense of physical and mental well-being, when they eliminated sleep deficiencies from their routine.

New Limits On Resident Physicians' Hours -- Do They Go Far Enough?

| Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living

When you think of the rigors of medical training what's the first thing that comes to mind? The image of a sleep-deprived young resident roaming a late-night hospital corridor.

Sleep More, Weigh Less

| Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living

New findings provide more evidence to support the weight-control benefits of a full six to eight hours of nightly sleep.