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Dr. Zorba Paster: Small study shows screen time bad for sleep

Do you read at night before going to sleep? Many of us do. What about watching TV? How well do you sleep? If you’re having trouble, it might be the …


Eating right before bed will not make you gain weight, study suggests

Researchers from the Graduate School of Health Sciences at Okayama University in Japan recently conducted a study, published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health, to explore whether leaving a two-hour …


Sleep-friendly routines may help child fall asleep more easily

Lots of children your son’s age have trouble falling asleep easily at night. In many cases, the reason for this can be traced back to habits a child has developed …


Knowing when to turn it off: Spokane teens struggle with addictiveness of smartphones, sleep

With almost every American teenager now reporting they have access to a smartphone, concerns have risen from researchers, parents and schools that the physical effects of compulsive device use could …


Astrocytes: Sleeping under the stars takes new meaning

Star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes appear to play an essential role in sleep, a new study at Washington State University Spokane found. Researchers in the Sleep and Performance Research Center …


Ask Dr. Universe: Can the sound of rain help us sleep?

All around the world, people fall asleep to different sounds. Maybe you hear a snoring dog, whooshing waves, noisy traffic, chirping crickets, a soft lullaby, or raindrops.


Ask Dr. Universe: Even bees need to catch their ZZZs

Sleep is important for lots of the animals on our planet. Just like you need a good rest, so do bees. But, bee sleep is different than human sleep.


Mama Bear Moxie: Children need to get enough sleep

It became very clear to me as a young mother that sleep was an important part of my children’s health. Establishing a sleep schedule for my babies paid off as …


Ask Dr. Universe: What happens when we sleepwalk?

WSU sleep researcher Hans Van Dongen and his team observe lots of different sleep behaviors at the Sleep and Performance Research Center. He said there are really two main types …


Dr. Zorba Paster: Prostate may be cause of bathroom trips

Getting up six times a night is not healthy. Looking for ways to tame the prostate gland will give you a better night’s sleep – something we all want and …


Less stress begets better dreams

When people have less stress, they sleep better, feel better and wake up refreshed.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


Get a great night’s sleep by finding your perfect pillow

Experts offer tips for finding the right pillow.


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …