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?
Time changes interrupt our internal “body clock”.
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Time changes make many people feel tired, irritable, and unable to sleep.
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.
A good quality sleep of a sufficient duration is essential to being able to function well both physically and mentally.
Getting a good night's sleep during COVID-19 confinement can be challenging, but there are ways to get enough shut-eye.
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.
Sleep might be a key factor in the link between greener neighbourhoods and better health. A new study shows living in an area with more tree canopy improves people's odds of getting enough sleep.
Sleep loss caused by apnea is a major loss of health problems – and misery.
Sleep apnea affects nearly 20 million people in the US, and not all of them can be helped by CPAP machines. A surgeon explains a device he and others have been studying that shows promising results.
While blue light has been blamed for sleep loss, it’s not the only bad light.
Blue light has been getting blamed for sleep interruption and eye strain. But the facts are that any bright light interferes with sleep, and computers themselves cause eye strain, an eye doctor says.
Getting a baby to fall asleep can be exhausting.
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Adults are not the only people in the US who have problems with sleep – babies and children suffer from loss of sleep, too. Two pediatric sleep experts explain how you can help your little ones.
Daylight saving time is an artificial way of adjusting time, but nothing changes when the sun rises and sets.
Humans have natural cycles for when they are active and for when they sleep. Modern work and school schedules interfere with this, and more studies are showing why there's a possible health risk.
Even a small amount of sleep loss affected workers’ concentration in a recent study.
The health dangers of not getting enough restorative sleep have been documented for some time. Now, studies are suggesting that sleep loss is not only bad for your health but also for your job.
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.
Sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common.
Some say the hysteria over screen time echoes parents' worries that their kids were watching too much TV in the 1980s. But new studies show there's nothing overblown about parents' growing concern.
Could too much light in the evening affect children’s sleep? Recent research suggests that it could.
A recent study suggested that a chemical responsible for getting the body ready for sleep was suppressed in children by too much evening light. A circadian rhythm expert explains the dangers.
Night owls, or people who have a hard time waking up in the morning, face health risks as a result.
Pity the poor night owls of the world, who already must adjust to a life that doesn't align with their natural sleep patterns. Now it appears that being a night owl even raises the risk of death.
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.