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2009-03-05 16:19:27

Older women who reported taking daily naps had a significantly greater risk of dying, U.S. researchers said. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, said the results are in contrast to a number of prior studies which have indicated that daily napping improves health. Study co-author Katie L. Stone of the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute said that additional studies are needed to explain why napping is linked with increased risk of death....

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...

2008-08-01 16:49:59

You're tired. You could put your head down on a desk right now and fall asleep immediately. You went to bed late last night, had trouble falling asleep and woke up too early. And let's not kid ourselves: Tonight will be the same unless ... well, read on. This is the classic not-so-shut-eye experience of many Americans who think they are sleep-deprived and possibly need pills or other treatment to fix their insomnia, teeth grinding, jet lag, restless or jerky legs, snoring, sleepwalking...

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2008-02-29 00:00:00

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Thursday that Americans are getting far less sleep than they should.  Ten percent reported they did not get enough sleep or rest every single day of the prior month, and 38 percent said they did not get enough in seven or more days in the prior month. The report, based on a four-state study of 19,589 adults, said that chronic sleep deprivation an under-recognized public health problem, and is linked to obesity, diabetes,...

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2005-06-06 06:25:00

NASA-supported sleep researchers are learning new and surprising things about naps. Science@NASA -- Space travel is sleepless work. Despite NASA recommendations that astronauts sleep 8 hours a day, they usually don't. Strange sights and sounds, the stress of riding a powerful rocket, the lack of a normal day-night cycle -- all these things tend to keep space travelers awake. Studies show that astronauts typically sleep 0.5 to 2.5 hours less than they do on Earth. Although many astronauts...


Word of the Day
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.