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2014-03-18 23:31:05

A website devoted to the well-known personal development guru Steve Pavlina has been given an update and expanded to cover additional topics. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Steve Pavlina is a controversial figure who can inspire a great range of emotions in those familiar with his work. This unofficial guide to the man and his teachings and theories aims to be an impartial resource for those interested in him and who would like to learn more about his methods and approach to life. The website...

Preschoolers Who Take A Nap In Class Have Better Memory
2013-09-24 07:45:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Parents know that afternoon napping make children easier to deal with, but did you know that classroom naps support learning in preschool children by enhancing memory. A new study from sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is the first to show that children who took a midday siesta performed significantly better than children who did not...

2012-08-01 15:05:36

As moms have always known, a good night's sleep is crucial to good health -- and now a new study led by a UCSF researcher shows that poor sleep can reduce the effectiveness of vaccines. The study is the first performed outside a sleep laboratory to show that sleep duration is directly tied to vaccine immune response, the authors said. The study, conducted while the UCSF researcher was a doctoral student at the University of Pittsburgh, will appear in the August issue of the journal...

Sleep Needed By Police Officers For Performance And Health Issues
2012-07-18 18:04:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Forget bad guys and guns: Being a police officer can be hazardous to your health in so many different ways. Researchers at the University of Iowa have found that police officers who slept for fewer than six hours per night are more susceptible to chronic fatigue and health problems, such as being overweight and contracting heart disease and diabetes. The study found that officers working the evening or night shifts were 14 times...

Lack Of Sleep Poses Risks For Workplace And Health
2012-04-28 04:36:34

Jason Farmer for RedOrbit.com A recent study by the CDC found that more than 40 million American workers, which are about 30 percent of the nation´s civilian workforce, are getting fewer than six hours of sleep per night. The CDC says these sleep deprived workers are posing a real and potentially fatal risk to themselves and their coworkers by not getting a good seven to nine hours of sleep, the recommended amount by the National Sleep Foundation. According to the CDC, in 2010...

2012-03-05 12:24:24

Sleepy pilots, train operators and drivers The people we trust to take us or our loved ones from place to place struggle with sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation's (NSF) 2012 Sleep in America® poll. It is the first poll to ask transportation professionals, including pilots, train operators,* truck, bus, taxi and limo drivers about their sleep habits and work performance. Pilots and train operators are most likely to report sleep-related job performance and safety...

You May Be Sleeping Better As You Age, Despite Your Perceptions Otherwise
2012-03-01 09:31:36

Are you getting less sleep the older you get? This has been the popular belief but it may not be true. A new survey of more than 150,000 Americans shows subjective sleep quality actually improves over a lifetime, with the fewest complaints coming from octogenarians, reports BBC News Health and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine . “This flies in the face of popular belief,” Michael Grandner, PhD, lead author of the study said in a statement. “These results force us to...

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...

2011-01-12 15:33:54

The findings show that missing a night of sleep burns roughly 135 calories, the equivalent of two slices of bread or a 225 ml glass of semi-skimmed milk. In terms of physical exertion, this amounts to walking just under two miles. On the flip side, eight hours of sleep saved the same approximate amount of energy. 'While the amount of energy saved during sleep may seem small, it was actually more than we expected,' says Professor Kenneth Wright, lead author of the study and Director of...

2011-01-05 13:26:05

In the first-ever quantification of energy expended by humans during sleep, a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking slightly less than two miles. The new findings will help researchers further understand one of the important functions of sleep in humans, said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Kenneth Wright. Wright, who led the study, said the goal was to measure and quantify energy expenditure during...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'