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Doctors Urge Schools To Start Later So Teens Can Sleep Longer

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living

The American Medical Association on Tuesday urged starting school later in the morning for teenagers so they can get enough sleep. In a new policy ado...

6 Surprising Benefits Of Getting Enough Sleep

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living

As a college professor, I am regularly surrounded by sleep-deprived young adults who sometimes wear their chronic lack of sleep as a badge of honor, c...

If You Can’t Sleep, Society May Be To Blame

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.10.2016 | Healthy Living

Our biological clocks may not dictate our bedtimes, but they do influence when we wake up in the morning, a new study finds. Cultural pressures and da...

Exercise May Help Overweight Men With Insomnia Fall Asleep

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) – Overweight men with chronic insomnia fall asleep more easily and quickly after a six-month aerobic exercise program, according to...

How A Sleepless Night Affects Your Ability To Focus

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — A sleepless night may affect your ability to filter out information, a new study finds. In the study, the researchers confirmed that slee...

13 Sleep Lessons From A Landmark British Sleep Report

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living

A recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that a third of Americans don't get enough sleep. And now, a British re...

Parents Seriously Misjudge How Much Sleep Their Kids Need

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living

Reuters Health - Many parents have only a poor understanding of how much sleep their children need, a New Zealand study found. One in four parents tho...

These 5 Illustrated Gifs Capture The Reality Of Sleep Struggles

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living

Sleep disorders are common, but they can also be incredibly different and difficult to describe. Enter artist Petra Švajger and illustrator Maja Polj...

Study Finds That if You Spend More Than an Hour a Day on Social Media, You're Probably Not Sleeping Well

Allure | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Allure

I don't even need to ask if you fall asleep every night checking Instagram, because I know you do. And while you may consider the glare of your iPhone screen a virtual lullaby, it's not exactly putting you into REM.

Never Feel Bad About Sleeping In On The Weekend Ever Again

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Getting too little sleep during the week can increase some risk factors for diabetes, but sleeping late on weekends might help impr...

The Alarm Clock Of The Future Will Wake You Up With A Scent

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living

LAS VEGAS — You might not think that your sense of smell could have anything to do with how much sleep you get, but several new devices aim to harne...

Try These Tricks For Better Sleep Tonight

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Dark, quiet, cool but not cold, not too humid or dry, calm and uncluttered – that's the perfect setup for sleeping. So find a noise-free room, clear...

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Napping

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Slowly but surely, more and more high achievers are coming around to the idea that an afternoon nap can do a body (and a bottom line) good. But there ...

8 Surprising Ways Too Much Sleep Is Hurting Your Health

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living

It's a little hard to believe there's such a thing as sleeping too much, since so many of us feel like it's a struggle to even get barely enough. But ...

6 Things You Probably Don't Know About Yawning

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.19.2015 | Healthy Living

We all do it, and we all know it has at least something to do with how tired we feel. But unlike sleep apnea or laptops in the bedroom, yawning is an ...

High Schools Finally Realize Teens Need To Sleep More

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

SEATTLE (AP) -- More school districts around the U.S. are heeding the advice of scientists who have long said that expecting teens to show up to class...

Too Little Movement? Too Much Inactivity?

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

The actress Mae West once said, "Too much of a good thing is wonderful!" Unfortunately, in reality, most of the decadent indulgences we pursue — inc...

Can You Really Catch Up On Sleep?

U.S.News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living

It’s America’s favorite weekend activity: catching up on sleep. But when you sleep in, are you really making up for lost sleep? “That’s a hard...

8-Hour Sleepers More Likely To Be Heart Healthy

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living

ORLANDO, Fla. — People who get at least 8 hours of sleep each night are more likely to have good heart health than those who get less sleep, a new s...

Your Fluffy Bed Companion Is Probably Sabotaging Your Sleep

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - There are many potential health benefits to pet ownership, but a good night’s sleep may not necessarily be one of them, a small s...

There's A Surprising Link Between Pain And Sleepwalking

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Believe it or not, sleepwalking is associated with a number of daytime health problems, including chronic pain, migraines and headaches, according to ...

The Color Of Your Skin Could Influence How Much Sleep You Get

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Black Americans fare worse than white Americans on nearly every metric of health, and dishearteningly, we have another disparity to add to the list: d...

How Your Bedtime Affects Your BMI

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Too little sleep and too-late bedtimes – at any age – may result in heavier bodies and wider waistlines, new research finds. Body mass index, whic...

Sleep Apnea Tied To Gout Risk And Flare-Ups

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing gout and experiencing flare-ups, according to a new study. The intense pain and swe...

5 Nightmarish Side Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

It's no surprise that a night without enough Zzzs can lead to a groggy morning. But bleary eyes and gaping yawns aren't the only things that can happ...