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2014-09-09 16:25:44

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 35-40% of Americans have sleeping problems, many of whom show up to the workplace tired, distracted and careless, making employee fatigue and "fit for duty" sleep management programs an increasing business imperative. Chestnut Global Partners (CGP), a provider of culturally aware, outcomes-based employee assistance and wellness programs to companies worldwide, today announced a strategic alliance with BSS Psychology Services...

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2014-08-25 06:59:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A group of US pediatricians is encouraging middle schools and high schools to delay their start times by as much as an hour to avoid the physical and mental issues that can arise as a result of sleep deprivation. According to Andrew M. Seaman of Reuters Health, a new policy statement issued Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said that schools should start no earlier than 8:30am, as previous research suggested that...

2014-08-01 10:44:07

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Researchers who studied 100 twin pairs have identified a gene mutation that may allow the carrier to function normally on less than six hours of sleep per night.  The genetic variant also appears to provide greater resistance to the effects of sleep deprivation. Results show that a participant with p.Tyr362His – a variant of the BHLHE41 gene – had an average nightly sleep duration of only five hours, which was more than one hour shorter than the...

Newborn Night-Waking Has A Detrimental Health Impact On Parents
2014-07-09 09:11:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the hardest parts of new parenthood is never getting enough sleep. Once an hour, every night, the baby cries out for food, comfort, or to be cleaned. Most new parents report feeling more exhausted in the morning than they did the night before. Professor Avi Sadeh led a team of researchers from Tel Aviv University's (TAU) School of Psychological Sciences to conduct the first study to examine why interrupted sleep can be as...

Symptoms Similar To Schizophrenia Caused By Sleep deprivation
2014-07-08 03:50:05

University of Bonn Psychologists at the University of Bonn are amazed by the severe deficits caused by a sleepless night Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King's College London. The scientists point out that this effect should be investigated more closely in persons who have to work at...

2014-06-09 23:00:19

Harbor Village takes a look at new study from the University of St. Thomas which finds that lack of sleep can have negative effects on school performance. These effects also were similar to those of drug abuse. St. Paul, Minn (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 As reported by PBS News Hour (6/2), a new study suggests that lack of sleep can have similar effects as abusing drugs such as marijuana or alcohol. The research, which took place at the University of St. Thomas, surveyed college students in...

2014-05-14 23:12:35

By using the latest light therapy device from Nature Bright Company, Toine Schoutens guides the famous 3FM DJ Giel Beelen from the Netherlands through his world record attempt "Longest Marathon, Radio broadcast." Irvine, California (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 On Monday May 12 at 6.00 a.m., Giel Beelen starts the biggest challenge of his career. He will try to obtain the Guinness World Record “Longest Marathon, Radio DJ”. Two years ago the Belgian DJ Peter van der Veire of MNM (VRT)...

2014-05-12 12:31:28

MIAMI, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adolescents who get six hours of sleep or less may face health and behavior issues, particularly those who get five hours of sleep per night on a regular basis, confirms FIU researcher and criminal justice professor Ryan C. Meldrum in his study that recently published in Preventive Medicine. "Studies typically examine the implications of getting anything less than eight hours of sleep at night. What I wanted to investigate was whether there...

2014-05-12 08:33:16

Adequate Sleep as Critical to Overall Health as Nutrition, Exercise DARIEN, Ill., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A nationwide "Sleep Well, Be Well" campaign is being launched today as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The campaign will promote widespread awareness of the dangers of chronic sleep loss and...

2014-05-02 23:04:03

Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the area’s leading provider of non-medical and in-home senior care, is releasing an expert opinion on the importance of consistent and quality sleep and the vital role it plays in senior health. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the area’s leading provider of non-medical and in-home senior care, is releasing an expert...


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