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Washington Post

Virginia parents to receive free 'baby boxes,' part of campaign to promote safe sleep
Washington Post
Virginia is becoming the latest state to borrow an age-old Finnish approach to countering the troubling trend of infants dying in unsafe sleeping environments. The state's Department of Social Services, along with Children's Hospital of Richmond at ...

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WDIV Detroit

How to use your sleep data
WDIV Detroit
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Millions of Americans are sporting fitness trackers these days. These devices track your activity, but they also collect data on your sleep. We asked Dr. Cathy Goldstein, a neurologist at the University of Michigan Sleep Disorder ...



Quartz

Designers are using “dark UX” to turn you into a sleep-deprived internet addict
Quartz
Last week, Facebook rolled out an update to the design of its News Feed. The design tweaks—near imperceptible pixel spacing and color enhancements—were designed to make Facebook's infinitely updating cascade of stories even easier to consume and ...



Medical News Today

Caffeine may reduce surgical pain caused by poor sleep
Medical News Today
Lack of sleep immediately prior to surgery may worsen postoperative pain, but caffeine may help to offset this effect, according to a new study in rats.
To Reduce Postoperative Pain, Consider Sleep—and Caffeine ...Sleep Review

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Fox News

The 'sleep diet' may be the simplest way to maintain a healthy weight
Fox News
If you're not sleeping enough, you're obviously going to be tired. Your body is going to get stressed and start sending signals to your body to put on weight. The weight, from your body's perspective, is there as a reservoir of energy. When you feel ...



Parade

Getting Enough Sleep?
Parade
Why can't I make up the sleep I've missed? I constantly fail to get to bed on time, but I have no problem waking up at a certain time. Actually, I think I function best with 6-7 hours of sleep, but I always get to bed “late.” —Joanne S. in Placentia ...



Farmington Independent

Scientist studies how modern life is messing with sleep
Farmington Independent
The study involved using "blue blockers" to filter out blue light in an attempt to neutralize the disruption in their circadian rhythm. "Obviously every study has caveats, but we got some favorable results where the nurses were sleeping better after ...

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Sleep Well: Phone apps, wearables that track sleep not that accurate yet
The Daily Courier
These trackers have been shown, when a simultaneous EEG is performed, to be incapable of differentiating stages of sleep, and as a result light vs. deep sleep. They also tend to overestimate sleep time and underestimate time to sleep. They are ...



CNET

Is Eight Sleep's new Mars+ mattress out of this world?
CNET
Startup Eight Sleep is on a mission: to bring quality shut-eye to the masses. Its new flagship product -- the Mars+ Smart Mattress -- promises to do just that. The Mars+ is available now at Best Buy, Costco and Eight Sleep's online store; prices start ...

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Blue light emitted by screens damages our sleep, study suggests
Science Daily
The short-wavelength blue light, emitted by the screens we watch, damages the duration, and even more so, the quality of our sleep. This is the conclusion of a new study undertaken by the University of Haifa and Assuta Sleep Clinic. The study also ...


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