COVID-19 lockdown periods opened a unique window for observing teen sleep patterns.
Could we capitalize on disruption schedules during the pandemic to make evidence-based changes in school start times to improve teens’ sleep?
The ‘hourglass’ tracks how much sleep we’ve had.
Our study is the first to show that the cortex regulates sleep.
Sleep loss was an issue even before COVID-19.
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Springing forward for daylight saving time will be especially hard this year due to sleep loss from COVID-19. Why does the US keep doing this?
Sleep is important for many aspects of our health.
A lack of sleep increases appetite, makes us more likely to eat unhealthy foods, and even affects how body fat is lost while dieting.
It’s recommended that most adults get at least seven hours of sleep a night.
Our latest research also shows that retirement allows us to finally get as much sleep as our body needs each night.
Spending more time in bed and letting your body’s natural rhythms take over could be good for your health.
The time at home from the coronavirus crisis could be an opportunity to let our natural sleep rhythms take over.
Don’t sleep on the job.
The more businesses encourage their employees to sleep well, the better their employees perform.
There’s a biological reason why a warm bath before bedtime can improve sleep quality.
Millions of people struggle with falling asleep. A review of thousands of studies shows a possibly simple solution: a warm bath.
Many companies, such as Ben & Jerry’s, Zappos and Nike, allow employees to nap at work.
Progressive organizations recognize that fatigued employees can’t perform at their best. Naps at work can increase alertness and improve performance.
The loss of even an hour of sleep is hard on the body, and kids are particularly vulnerable.
One of the most dreaded times of the year occurs this weekend, when Americans spring forward - and lose an hour of sleep in so doing. Two doctors who are sleep specialists offer some survival tips.
The twice-annual time changes affect people similar to the way jet lag does. It’s time to abolish daylight-saving time.
Research shows that daylight-saving time changes do more harm than good. It’s time to abolish the practice.
Millions of Americans are sleep-deprived, but stressing over it won’t help.
Are you sleep deprived? Don’t worry. That might make the situation worse. Instead, make some simple adjustments, such as staying off digital devices an hour before bedtime.
As many as 70 million Americans may not be getting enough sleep. Men get fewer hours of sleep than women.
Few things seem to matter to our health as much as a good night’s sleep, but fewer and fewer of Americans are getting it. A neurologist explains why sleep is so important.
A New York engineer is wheeled away in December 2013, after a train he was driving crashed. Lack of sleep could have been a factor.
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Most Americans dread the time switch to daylight saving time, which results in a loss of an hour’s sleep. The downside is more serious than that – it can lead to workplace injuries and traffic fatalities.
Sleep is the time for our brain to reboot.
Although it may appear you’re “switching off” when you fall asleep, the brain is far from inactive.
Staying alert and safe on the night shift not only affects workers’ health, but the health and safety of the people around them.
Taking a power nap on a night shift can leave you feeling groggy. And eating a large meal can reduce your alertness. So, what’s a tired shift worker to do to make it through the night?
Their hormones mean they still need zzz’s even when they’re already supposed to be in homeroom.
Teenagers aren’t just lazy. Their sleep hormones aren’t calibrated to let them get up and go until later in the morning – which has academic and health consequences when school starts too early.
Asleep, but for how long?
Sleep experts suggest that you may need to balance the science against your own family’s needs.
Feeling tired? Not yourself? Here’s what’s happening inside your head.
The fourth episode of our podcast takes on fuel – from Olympic diets to conflict over oil in the Niger Delta.