How do successful people's sleep patterns compare to average people?
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December 24, 2015 Successful people get more sleep than you might expect. Are their sleep patterns giving them a leg-up on the average American?
Scenes like this, from Kolkata, are typical across some of India's biggest cities.
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December 2, 2015 What if you could never get a good night's rest? Researchers are investigating whether sleep deprivation can keep people trapped in poverty.
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Babies have suffocated after being trapped in padded crib bumpers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
November 25, 2015 Those adorable padded bumpers shown in baby-gear catalogs can be a hazard, and researchers say babies continue to suffocate even though a federal agency has told parents not to use them.
October 15, 2015 It's tempting to think that our forebears got lots of blissful snooze time. But modern-day hunter-gatherers aren't getting more than 6.5 hours a night, researchers say. And that's without smartphones.
September 18, 2015 Children often don't want to go to sleep, and parents don't like to put them to bed. A simple card makes it much less of a struggle, researchers say, giving everyone in the family some control.
Researchers say poor sleep quality, too much sleep and too little sleep all play a role in heart health.
September 14, 2015 Too much sleep, too little sleep or disrupted sleep may put people at risk for heart disease. A study finds a link between poor quality sleep patterns and a buildup of calcium in the arteries.
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August 11, 2015 Controllers who were closely monitored averaged 5.8 hours of sleep a day during the workweek. The number of hours dropped to 3.25 ahead of midnight shifts.
June 9, 2015 A review of the medical evidence finds that therapy can break the cycle of chronic sleeplessness by addressing the anxieties that cause many people to stay awake.
Workers try to remove some of the 11 million gallons of oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez off Alaska in 1989. The ship's third mate may have been up for 18 hours before the accident.
May 12, 2015 Megadisasters like Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez oil spill were set off by people who were sleep-deprived. Researchers say they're able to pinpoint how lack of sleep derails decision-making.
To sleep, perchance to consolidate important connections in far-flung parts of the brain.
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April 14, 2015 No wonder the brain needs so much energy. The same coordinated activity that allows you to retrieve a specific memory, like what you had for breakfast, continues at rest and even during sleep.
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It's hard to sleep when the light's on and the monitor's beeping.
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March 19, 2015 Hospitals are notoriously difficult places to sleep, despite efforts to make them less noisy. Cheap, simple workarounds can help, a study says. Taking the sleep hormone melatonin helped the most.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says middle and high schools shouldn't start before 8:30 a.m., so students can get enough sleep.
February 17, 2015 Just half of parents say schools should start later so teenagers can get more sleep, a survey found. But most of the parents also weren't aware that pediatricians have called for a start of 8:30 a.m.
January 16, 2015 Missing out on sleep can lead to more than grumpiness. Teenagers who aren't getting enough sleep are also more apt to binge drink, a study finds, even years later.
Most of the children in this study said they slept with a smartphone or iPod.
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January 5, 2015 Lots of children have smartphones tucked under the pillow or on the nightstand. That may be enough to compromise sleep and make children feel less rested, a study finds.
Sleep well, young lad, so we can hear you tell us all the details in the morning.
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November 20, 2014 During sleep, the brain locks in existing memories and can even form new ones. Scientists say they are starting to understand how that happens. A midnight snack may interfere.
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