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Let Inmates Sleep, Judge Says
Mar 28, 2019 6:29 PM CDT
Let Inmates Sleep, Judge Says
Medication is at 2:30am, breakfast at 4, cell checks hourly
- Waking up county jail inmates at 2:30am for medication and 4am for breakfast probably violates the Constitution, a federal judge in California says. He wants jailers to revise their schedule to allow for fewer interruptions during the night and more sleep, the Courthouse News Service reports. The lead plaintiffs...
Parents' Sleep May Suffer for
6 Years After Baby Arrives
Feb 26, 2019 12:38 PM CST
Parents' Sleep May Suffer for 6 Years After Baby Arrives
If you just welcomed a little one, you can look forward to the year 2025
- Being able to say, "The baby is finally sleeping through the night" may offer a mental boost, but that doesn't mean you're necessarily going to be getting a lot more shut-eye anytime soon. In fact, don't count on it for at least six years, the
Pilot Glides Right
Nov 27, 2018 7:44 AM CST
Pilot Glides Right Past Destination While Napping: Officials
Aussie authorities say plane missed its mark by 30 miles or so before pilot woke up, turned around
- The plane's destination: King Island, Tasmania. Where the pilot ended up: not King Island, Tasmania—at least not at first—after officials say the pilot took a snooze and overshot the planned landing by 30 miles or so. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is citing the pilot's "...
Too Little Sleep Is Same
for Brain as Too Much Booze
Nov 7, 2017 12:55 PM CST
Too Little Sleep Is Same for Brain as Too Much Booze
UCLA study zeros in on how individual cells slow down during sleep deprivation
- When you don't get enough sleep, parts of your brain are going to take catnaps the next day, even while you're ostensibly up and awake, a new study suggests. The results can have real-world consequences, says lead researcher Itzhak Fried of UCLA, who uses the example of a...
Lack of Sleep Juices
Brain's Repair Mechanisms
May 27, 2017 2:42 PM CDT
Lack of Sleep Juices Brain's Repair Mechanisms
But that's not actually a good thing
- A new study on mice published May 24 in the
Journal of Neuroscience
shows that missing out on sleep may cause parts of our brains to start eating other parts. And the
reports that's not necessarily something you want to be happening. The study revolves around two types...
Feb 22, 2017 11:20 AM CST
Gamer Dies 22 Hours Into Marathon Stream
Brian Vigneault, a 35-year-old father of 3, was on Twitch at the time
- It started as just another day at the office for Brian "Poshybrid" Vigneault, a 35-year-old gamer known to spend multiple days in a given week live-streaming himself playing the game
World of Tanks
for 20-plus hours straight. This time, however, the Virginia Beach father of three got up to...
Dec 1, 2016 5:21 PM CST
Need Sleep? Go Online
Study says new online therapy program is helping sleepless subjects
- A 70-year-old Californian who'd suffered from longtime insomnia had tapped into almost every remedy to no avail—until she tried out a new online therapy that has her "sleeping much better now," she tells the
New York Times
. The automated program, called SHUTi , is an online adaptation...
Think You're Used
to No Sleep? Your
Jun 17, 2016 11:18 AM CDT
Think You're Used to No Sleep? Your Body Disagrees
Your brain is probably fooling you if you think you're doing just fine on 4 hours a night
- There never seem to be enough hours in the day to take care of what we need to do (and maybe squeeze in an episode of
Game of Thrones
), and so a reader writing into the
New York Times
' Ask Well blog poses a question we've all likely pondered:...
'El Chapo' Wants
Mar 2, 2016 1:17 PM CST
'El Chapo' Wants Extradition Because He Can't Sleep: Lawyer
Attorney says Joaquin Guzman wants to come to US because jailers are torturing him
- A lawyer for drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Wednesday his client now wants to be extradited as soon as possible to the United States because guards at a Mexican maximum-security prison won't let him sleep, the AP reports. Lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez, who told Radio Formula...
May Make You
Snack Like a
Mar 2, 2016 6:40 AM CST
Being Tired May Make You Snack Like a Pot Smoker
When sleep-deprived, brain may release more of chemical that keeps you snacking
- If you've wondered why you nosh like crazy after a night of tossing and turning, scientists think they've figured it out: Your brain may compensate for the lack of sleep by releasing chemicals similar to those that pot smokers breathe in, resulting in the tired person's version...
America's 6 Most
Feb 18, 2016 2:34 PM CST
America's 6 Most Sleep-Deprived States
Hurray for South Dakota—but put on some coffee for Hawaii
- While that old rule of thumb of getting eight hours of sleep seems to be constantly updated, the CDC has settled on recommending that adults ages 18-60 get at least seven hours to stay as healthy as possible—and notes if you deprive yourself of that precious shut-eye, you could...
CDC: This Is America's
Most Sleep-Deprived Group
Jan 7, 2016 8:03 AM CST
CDC: This Is America's Most Sleep-Deprived Group
Half of single moms and 42% of single dads say they don't feel rested most mornings
- Sleep problems are widespread in the US, affecting adults and kids alike, but a new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that single moms not only sleep less than any other demographic, they also have a harder time falling and staying asleep and they are more...
When School Starts
Earlier, Teen Car
Nov 22, 2014 5:15 PM CST
When School Starts Earlier, Teen Car Crashes Rise
Study compares accidents in 2 similar counties
- School start times may be more than just annoying for teenagers: They could actually be dangerous, a study reported in the
New York Times
suggests. Researchers studying two demographically similar counties in Virginia found that crash rates among 16- to 18-year-olds were higher in the county where teens must wake...
8 Hours of Sleep?
7 Might Be Better
Jul 22, 2014 4:25 PM CDT
8 Hours of Sleep? 7 Might Be Better
CDC is working on new guidelines
- How much sleep do you need? The CDC is coming out with new guidelines next year, but a spate of recent research suggests that seven hours is close to the magic number, not eight, reports the
Wall Street Journal
. Because requirements change from person to person, however, experts suggest spending...
Your Brain Builds
Jun 6, 2014 1:20 PM CDT
Your Brain Builds Memories As You Sleep
Which means you should actually go to bed
- As you sleep, your brain is actually forming new neural connections, helping you retain the things you learned during the day, according to a new study. Researchers in China and the US used advanced microscopy to peer inside the brains of mice who were learning a new skill. They found...
May 11, 2014 5:39 AM CDT
'Exploding Head Syndrome' Is Real: Experts
Sufferers hear loud noises before or after sleep
- OK, it doesn't involve one's head literally exploding, but "exploding head syndrome" is no joke, say experts. "It's a provocative and understudied phenomenon," says psychologist Brian Sharpless of Washington State University after a review of studies. Sufferers experience explosive-sounding noises during transitions between waking...
Jan 5, 2014 6:17 AM CST
All-Nighters May Cause Brain Damage
Maybe get that studying done early
- Another reason not to leave homework to the last minute: Pulling an all-nighter may cause brain damage, a study suggests. Researchers in Sweden studied 15 healthy men who were allowed one night of eight-hour sleep and one night of none at all, the
reports.The subjects provided blood...
Aug 29, 2013 6:46 AM CDT
8.6M Americans Take Pills to Sleep
Use more common among women, older people
- About 4% of Americans aged 20 and older—some 8.6 million of us—turn to prescription drugs like Lunesta and Ambien to catch a few winks, a study finds. In the first federal study on usage, researchers followed 17,000 people between 2005 and 2010. A quarter of them...
How to Cope With
Being Sleep Deprived
May 25, 2013 3:59 PM CDT
How to Cope With Being Sleep Deprived
Ideally? Take a nap
- If you justified sleeping until 11am today by telling yourself you needed to "catch up on your sleep," well, there's some truth to your theory. The
Wall Street Journal
talks to sleep expert W. Christopher Winter, who says that "nobody knows how long the horizon is,...
US Kids Seriously
May 11, 2013 2:15 PM CDT
US Kids Seriously Sleep-Deprived
Experts say smartphone use at night may contribute to sleep deprivation
- The US has the most sleep-deprived pupils in the world, and the late-night glow of smartphones and laptops is probably contributing to a lack of slumber. A study out of Boston College finds that US students are sleep-deprived at a rate almost 30% higher than the international average, with 73%...
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