Moving school start times to 8:30 a.m. could contribute $83 billion to the U.S. economy within a decade. These gains would come from higher academic and professional performance, and reduced car crash rates.
Two-thirds of U.S. adults report that they regularly sleep with a partner. Yet, through 60 years or so of sleep research, scientists have tended to view sleep as an individual behavior, largely ignoring the potential impact of bedmates.
US-born Hispanic/Latina, Chinese, and Japanese immigrants were more likely to report sleep complaints than their first-generation ethnic counterparts, a finding largely explained by language acculturation and unmeasured factors associated with language acculturation.
As seductive as a warm bed may be on a cold morning, staying in bed too long can lead to disrupted sleep and a sleep-sapping case of the winter blues. These are the times when we need to resist the urge to hibernate and force ourselves to get going.
Though “microsleep,” commonly referred to as “highway hypnosis,” may enter the public discourse most often when it's cited as the possible cause of a disaster like the Metro-North train wreck, it is responsible for fatal accidents on American highways every day.
The holiday season is a time when people try to do too much. And that often leads to stress and worry, which can be the enemies of a good night's sleep. Here are a few tricks to help manage the episodic bouts of insomnia that are common during the holidays.
Compared with other health behaviors such as smoking or exercise, sleep is unique because for most adults, it is a behavior they "share" with a partner. But sharing a bed doesn’t always produce sweet dreams.
Secure parent-child relationships can affect children's self-regulation, including the ability to “self-soothe” at bedtime. Sleep, in turn, may serve as a pathway linking attachment security with future emotional and behavioral problems in children.
People who do shift work should be vigilant about their risk factors. At the same time, their employers—and the government—can do more to offer education and targeted screening programs to prevent or forestall disease, writes Christian van Stolk.
Insomnia is a highly prevalent and debilitating sleep disorder. It is well documented that psychological treatments, including cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI), are efficacious treatments, with effect sizes of comparable magnitude to that of pharmacologic treatment.
Sleep disturbances and interpersonal problems are common in military veterans with PTSD and are associated with increased health care costs. Findings suggest that attachment anxiety and avoidance are linked with specific disruptions in sleep among these veterans.
New recommendations to limit the work hours of medical residents and improve their educational conditions could cost the nation's teaching hospitals about $1.6 billion annually to hire substitute workers, though society may benefit if such changes reduce medical errors as intended.