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2011-03-09 08:36:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Many Americans report dissatisfaction with their sleep during the week. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) would reply that this is most  likely due to pervasive use of communication technology in the hour before bed, and that a significant number of Americans aren't getting the sleep they say they need and are searching for ways to cope. The poll found that 43% of Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 say they rarely or never get a good night's sleep on...

2011-03-06 23:01:00

National Sleep Foundation Releases Annual Sleep in America Poll Exploring Connections with Communications Technology Use and Sleep WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2011 Sleep in America® poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) finds pervasive use of communications technology in the hour before bed. It also finds that a significant number of Americans aren't getting the sleep they say they need and are searching for ways to cope....

2010-11-05 00:00:39

Most Americans will benefit from the extra hour of sleep gained when time "falls back" this weekend. While the extra hour of rest may seem like a luxury, how does a sudden switch in time affect those seeking a healthy night's sleep? The Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic discusses how shifts in time change sleep patterns. Atlanta, GA (Vocus) November 4, 2010 Most Americans will benefit from the extra hour of sleep gained when time "falls back" this weekend. An estimated 70 million Americans...

2010-10-26 13:39:20

Ever wonder why some people breeze along on four hours of sleep when others can barely function? It may be in our genes, according to new research and an accompanying editorial published in the October 26, 2010, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at people who have a gene variant that is closely associated with narcolepsy, a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness. However, having the gene...

2010-10-26 11:10:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Have you ever wondered how some people go about their busy days on only 4 hours of sleep while others need at least 8 to function? This study suggests that genes may play a role in how the amount of sleep we get affects us. The study examined people who have a gene variant that is closely associated with narcolepsy, a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness. Having the gene variant, called DQB1*0602, doesn't mean that a person will develop narcolepsy....

2010-09-15 19:00:41

Boosting cardiovascular fitness improves sleep, vitality and mood for insomniacs  The millions of middle-aged and older adults who suffer from insomnia have a new drug-free prescription for a more restful night's sleep. Regular aerobic exercise improves the quality of sleep, mood and vitality, according to a small but significant new study from Northwestern Medicine. The study is the first to examine the effect of aerobic exercise on middle-aged and older adults with a diagnosis of...

2010-09-02 11:42:50

Insomnia and other sleep disorders are very common, yet are not generally well understood by doctors and other health care professionals. Now the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) has released up-to-the-minute guidelines in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE, to guide psychiatrists and physicians caring for those with sleep problems. BAP members, representative clinicians with a strong interest in sleep disorders and experts from the US and Europe got together...

2010-08-11 14:57:25

Getting a good night's sleep often comes down to technique. Avoiding late-night technology use and keeping a regular sleep schedule are two important techniques to heed as kids head back to school. Recent studies found that adolescents used multiple forms of technology late into the night, including gaming systems, cell phones, and computers. As a result, they demonstrated difficulty staying awake and alert throughout the day. "Any factor that deteriorates the quality or quantity of sleep...

2010-07-27 01:13:55

Field study demonstrates that extended daylight hours influence teens' sleeping patterns In the spring, later sunset and extended daylight exposure delay bedtimes in teenagers, according to researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center (LRC). "Biologically, this increased exposure to early evening light in the spring delays the onset of nocturnal melatonin, a hormone that indicates to the body when it's nighttime," explains Mariana Figueiro, Ph.D., associate...

2010-06-08 18:44:09

Regulations that limit the number of hours worked also should provide guidance for shift start times to maximize workers' sleep opportunity and minimize the risk of on-the-job fatigue, according to a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 8, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that estimated sleep durations varied from 4.5 hours to eight hours according to the start time...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.