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2011-02-01 00:02:12

"America's Sleep Doctor" Dr. James B. Maas and top bedding manufacturer United Feather & Down have teamed up to introduce the first support pillow built to relieve stress and body aches while relaxing. Des Plaines, IL (PRWEB) January 31, 2011 In his best-selling book "Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program that Prepares Your Mind For Peak Performance," and the sequel "Sleep for Success! Everything You Must Know About Sleep But Are Too Tired to Ask," sleep researcher Dr. James B. Maas...

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2011-01-28 07:30:00

According to a report published by the Mental Health Foundation, researchers say that lack of sleep needs to be treated as a major health issue, suggesting that there is a link between insomnia and poor relationships, low energy levels and inability to concentrate. Poor sleep has already been linked to depression, immune deficiency and heart disease. The report, titled "ËœSleep Matters', calls for general practitioners to have more training to recognize and diagnose the symptoms....

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...

2010-12-30 16:56:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With the daily stresses of life continually piling on and not enough hours in the day to get everything done, one of the most common things that people tend to cheat themselves out of is a good night's sleep. Spoonk acupressure mats offer a natural way to get a deeper and more restful sleep at the end of the day, enabling its users to break this cycle and make sleep deprivation a thing of the past. The Spoonk mat uses over 6,000...

2010-12-30 13:48:31

While regulations have been put in place to restrict the work hours of doctors in training, no such regulations exist for fully trained physicians. An editorial in this week's New England Journal of Medicine argues that sleep-deprived physicians should not be permitted to proceed with an elective surgery without a patient's informed, written consent. According to the authors, "This approach would represent a fundamental shift in the responsibility patients are asked to assume in making...

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2010-12-13 14:40:00

In the busy world of a honey bee hive, worker bees need their rest in order to best communicate the location of food to their hive mates, research from The University of Texas at Austin shows. "When deprived of sleep, humans typically experience a diminished ability to perform a variety of tasks, including communicating as clearly or as precisely," said Dr. Barrett Klein, a former ecology, evolution and behavior graduate student at the university. "We found that sleep-deprived honey bees also...

2010-11-05 00:00:05

Growth Hormones Direct sees recession inspired individuals buy Human Growth Hormones seeking sleep and stress relief. Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) November 4, 2010 Growth Hormones Direct sees recession inspired individuals buy Human Growth Hormones seeking sleep and stress relief. In years past various forms of HGH treatment were prized mostly for their ability to maximize performance and physique. In today's recession marked society more individuals are seeking optional homeopathic treatment to...

2010-11-04 01:12:59

Discovery of novel genes and brain areas associated with sleep deprivation may have implications for improved management of brain function Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and SRI International have published the most systematic study to date of the effects of sleep deprivation on gene expression in the brain. The findings have implications for improving the understanding and management of the adverse effects of sleep deprivation on brain function. The study, available in...

2010-11-01 15:31:56

A study in the Nov. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP found that vulnerability to sleep deprivation is influenced by the interaction between waking social activity and individual personality traits. Results show that extraverts who were exposed to 12 hours of social interaction were more vulnerable to subsequent sleep deprivation than those who were exposed to an identical period of isolated activity. Speed on the Psychomotor Vigilance Task (PVT) for extraverts in the socially enriched group was...


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