Friday, January 11, 2013
You know lack of sleep can make you grumpy and foggy. You may not know what it can do to your sex life, memory, health, looks, and even ability to lose weight. Here are 10 surprising -- and serious -- effects of sleep loss ... more
Posted by Samuel Murrant at 5:38 PM
Friday, March 30, 2012
The sleep surface has gotten surprisingly little research attention over the years. We spend 1/3 of our lives on a mattress (and pillow for most) and it can be a major contributor to how well we sleep over the night and how well we feel physically in the morning. Anyone who has pushed the life of their mattress too far will be able to attest to waking up more sore than when they went to bed the night before. ... more ...
Posted by Samuel Murrant at 2:44 PM
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A new study suggests that the 6% to 10% of Americans who use prescription sleep medications such as zolpidem (Ambien), temazepam (Restoril), eszopiclone (Lunesta) and zaleplon (Sonata) are more likely to develop cancer, and far more likely to die prematurely, than those who take no sleep aids. ... more
Posted by Samuel Murrant at 2:33 PM
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Mental health problems and getting less than six hours of sleep play key roles in the persistence of insomnia. A study in the January edition of SLEEP found these risk factors in people experiencing insomnia for at least 7½ years. Smoking, caffeine and alcohol consumption, and sleep apnea did not predict persistent insomnia. ... more ...