Stories tagged: sleep
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Fitbit tracks your steps; now it wants to chart your Zs, too
Fitbit, whose devices encourage people to walk 10,000 steps each day, now wants to put them to sleep as well.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017
Rejoice, weekend warriors: A few days of camping tunes up your circadian clock
Perhaps Huffington should become a camping advocate, too. As the weekend warrior knows, falling asleep may come a little easier when it happens beneath the stars. A new report from …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 7:14 a.m.
Can’t sleep? More technology devices promise relief
Do you believe drinking coffee is keeping you up at night? It’s not – as long as you’re consuming less than four cups per day. That’s according to a new …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
Enjoy, but please don’t drowse and drive
So make a pre-New Year’s resolution. Don’t set out on a road trip if you’re tired. Take a nap first. Get someone else to do the driving. Wait until the …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 5:42 a.m.
WSU professor studying relationship between chronic pain and sleep
Marian Wilson, an assistant professor in the WSU College of Nursing, will spend the next two years looking at the relationship between sleep and chronic pain to see whether addressing …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 4:43 a.m.
Sleep-deprived drivers have plenty in common with drunk drivers
Drivers who have had too little sleep are no different than those who have had three or four drinks and are too drunk to drive.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Relationship between sleep and pain part of WSU study
Washington State University will take part in a study on the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to stem the abuse of opioid pain relievers.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
People’s Pharmacy: Melatonin can make sleep more peaceful
Q. My husband was recently diagnosed with REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). This was after he punched me while we were sleeping. He had been dreaming and lashed out. The …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 5 p.m.
House Call: Enough sleep crucial for busy teenagers
School has started and you may have noticed some changes in your teenager. He or she may be finding it difficult to concentrate and get up in the morning, be …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
Dear Annie: Newlyweds have trouble sleeping
Dear Annie: My husband and I are newlyweds. The first year of marriage has been amazing, except for one thing. Our sleeping preferences are dramatically different. I enjoy a very …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 4 p.m.
Get a great night’s sleep by finding your perfect pillow
Experts offer tips for finding the right pillow.
Thu., June 16, 2016
Ask Doctor K: Many in U.S. don’t get enough sleep
DEAR DOCTOR K: I average about six hours of sleep each night. How much is enough, and how much do most people get? DEAR READER: Let’s start with how much …
Mon., June 6, 2016
Lights out: Some children’s hospitals take steps to ensure a good night’s sleep
At home, parents try to keep their children on a regular sleep schedule, with the evening bedtime transition marked by rituals like reading stories, flipping on night-lights and getting tucked …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Age, gender and nationality affect how much sleep you get, study finds
What constitutes a “normal” night’s sleep? That all depends, says Danny Forger, a biological mathematician at the University of Michigan and an expert in circadian clocks.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 5:27 a.m.
Long after brain trauma, sleep problems persist, study shows
At least 18 months after sustaining a traumatic brain injury, first-time concussion victims continue to need more sleep and to suffer more daytime sleepiness than do healthy people, says new …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2015
Our ancestors were just as sleep-deprived as we are, scientists say
If you ever wish you could live in a simpler time when the pressures of modern life didn’t make you feel sleep-deprived, scientists have two words for you: Dream on.
Tue., June 16, 2015
The magic number is … 7
SEATTLE – Seven hours of shut-eye: That’s the minimum amount of sleep that adults need each night for best health, according to new recommendations from a panel led by a …
Tue., Aug. 31, 2010
Snooze and you win, but 24/7 world has taken a toll on our sleep
Close to midnight, when I probably should have been sleeping, I was instead trying to figure out my heart-rate zones. They’re a way of maximizing workouts, and I wanted to …
Tue., March 9, 2010
Nap time may boost brain function later in the day, study indicates
Leonardo da Vinci took them, as did Napoleon Bonaparte, Johannes Brahms and Winston Churchill. You could probably use one right now. Midday naps have long been touted as a good …
Tue., July 21, 2009
Sleeping tips, from A to Zzzs
Remember the first time you tried to stay up all night? So why is it that as adults we are more likely to be sleep deprived and searching for ways …
Tue., Jan. 13, 2009, 12:01 a.m.
Restless sleep increases risk of getting a cold, study finds
CHICAGO – Fluff up the pillows and pull up the covers. Preventing the common cold may be as easy as getting more sleep. Researchers paid healthy adults $800 to have …