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2009-06-10 07:33:43

According to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday, June 10, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, increased sleep disturbances are associated with lower education, income or being unmarried or unemployed. Disturbances are much more likely in multiracial individuals.Results indicate that individuals with higher socioeconomic status and education levels sleep better than those of lower socioeconomic status. The study also found...

2009-06-08 11:47:44

 According to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday, June 8, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, television watching may be an important determinant of bedtime, and may contribute to chronic sleep debt.The study included data from 21,475 people aged 15 or older who completed the American Time Use Survey between the years 2003 and 2006. The study examined the activities participants undertook two hours before and after bed...

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2009-05-29 15:23:15

A new study by researchers in Brazil finds that "night owls" have a gloomier disposition than "early birds."  The scientists chose to study people's sleeping schedules because depression has been shown to have a deleterious effect on sleep, said Dr. Maria Paz Loayza Hidalgo of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grade do Sul, the study's lead author. Indeed, research has shown that some depressed people can be aided by light therapy, in which patients sit in front of a bright light for two...

2009-05-19 07:06:00

Dr. Donnica Moore Translates Sleep Facts from Fiction WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Sleep Foundation announced today that, together with sanofi-aventis U.S., it has joined forces with renowned women's health expert Dr. Donnica Moore to debunk common myths and misperceptions about sleep. The partnership is part of an ongoing initiative, Sleeping Smart, which helps educate Americans about the importance of a good night's sleep. Additionally, the campaign motivates sufferers...

2009-04-16 16:42:07

U.S. researchers suggest melatonin may help children with autism or Fragile X syndrome sleep. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, linked melatonin treatment to lengthening mean sleep duration by a mean of 21 minutes, decreasing sleep-onset latency -- the length of time it takes to fall asleep -- by 28 minutes and shortening sleep onset by 42 minutes. Study senior author Beth Goodlin-Jones of the M.I.N.D Institute at the University of California Davis Health...

2009-03-17 13:57:00

Driving hazards caused by sleepiness highlighted on World Sleep Day NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Improved diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders could help to cut fatal or serious road traffic accidents by up to one third, according to the World Association of Sleep Medicine. The announcement has been made on the second annual World Sleep Day, March 20, an international event aimed at raising awareness of the burden and impact of sleep disorders. World Sleep Day is an...

2009-03-06 22:50:46

A U.S. doctor says springing forward through daylight saving time takes only one hour, but for some the time change packs a punch. Sleep specialist J. Todd Arnedt of the University of Michigan says losing just that one hour of sleep has been linked to mood changes, work performance issues and driving accidents. New research, he adds, has also linked a higher rate of heart attacks to daylight saving time, which may be related to the associated sleep deprivation. The time change can affect...

2009-03-02 20:56:34

A school-based sleep intervention is a promising model for addressing adolescent sleep problems, Australian researchers said. Project supervisor Michael Gradisar of the Flinders University in South Australia said the program consisted of four, 50-minute classes across a four-week period that taught healthy sleep practices, such as the benefits of minimizing caffeine and alcohol intake, reducing stimulating activities at night, getting out of bed at a consistent time each morning -- even on...

2009-03-02 07:10:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It may only be a single hour of lost time, but "springing forward" for Daylight Saving Time can pack a punch for some people. Many experience sleepiness, mood changes and sleep disturbances as they attempt to adjust to the time change. "The time change can affect people in a variety of ways; for some individuals there are minimal effects and for others they are much more long lasting," explains University of Michigan sleep specialist J....

2009-02-20 21:10:41

A U.S. sleep specialist advises that people should become well rested before the return to daylight saving time. Dr. Aparajitha Verma of the Sleep Disorders Center at The Methodist Hospital in Houston says one way to do that is to start changing sleep habits days before the time change March 8. You can get up an hour earlier and go to sleep an hour earlier, Verma says in a statement. You can also take a nap in the afternoon on Sunday if you need it, but not within a few hours of your regular...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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