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Sleep Deprivation Linked to False Confessions

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Sleep-deprived people are much more likely to sign false confessions than rested individuals, according to a groundbreaking study that has important implications for police interrogation practices.

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Study Suggests That What You Eat Can Influence How You Sleep

Daily intake of fiber, saturated fat and sugar may impact sleep quality.

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Adolescents Stress More with Poor Sleep

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Cortisol levels that indicate increased stress response are higher in adolescents with sleep problems.

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CPMC Study Indentifies Important Associations between Genetics and Sleep Behavior

The Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative (CPMC), a research initiative exploring the utility of genetic information in the clinical setting, has published a study and identified six noteworthy genes that affect human sleep duration.

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Even Children with Higher IQs Behave Better When Their Sleep Apnea Is Fixed

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Many doctors will ask about quality of sleep when children have problems at school, but new research shows it’s just as important to pay attention to how high achievers are sleeping.

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Statins May Lower Risk of Heart Disease in People with Sleep Apnea

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A new study has revealed that cholsterol-lowering statins may help reverse the mechanisms that increase the risk of heart disease in people with sleep apnea.

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Vitamin D Deficiency Does Not Increase Risk and Severity of OSA

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A recent study of elderly men found no evidence that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increased in severity (or prevalence) as a result of vitamin D deficiency.

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Study Finds Activity Trackers Are Better at Counting Steps Than Measuring Sleep

Wearable activity trackers that promise to monitor physical activity, sleep and more are becoming increasingly popular with health-conscious consumers. A recent study led by researchers from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and RTI International found that the trackers are better at measuring some metrics than others.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Weight Loss through Diet Changes Can Improve Sleep at any Body Weight, Says Penn Study

Weight loss due to dietary changes can improve sleepiness at any weight, says a study published by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania this month in the journal Sleep. The findings offer new insights into how weight fluctuations impact numerous aspects of sleep independent of body weight.

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Humans Evolved to Get Better Sleep in Less Time

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Insomniacs take heart: Humans get by on significantly less sleep than our closest animal relatives. The secret, according to a new study, is that our sleep is more efficient.

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing Patients at Greater Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

The researchers found that participants of a multicenter prospective cohort who had central sleep apnea or central sleep apnea with Cheyne-Strokes respiration, both caused by abnormal respiratory signals from the brain, were at greater risk of developing AF compared to those without central sleep-disordered breathing. The risk increased with age

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Silent Nights: Helping Children Get Proper Rest During the Holidays

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As the holidays approach, Saint Joseph’s University pediatric sleep expert Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., recommends that no matter what date the calendar indicates, parents need to keep their children’s bedtime hour consistent.

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Study Finds Gentle Vibration Therapy Can Alleviate Apnea in Preterm Infants

A gentle vibration therapy known as stochastic resonance stimulation, when used in specially developed mattresses, can successfully treat preterm infants in the NICU who are experiencing apnea and related symptoms.

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Weekday Sleep Changes May Raise Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

Monday mornings could be harmful to your health. Even routine sleep changes such as waking up early for work during the week may raise the risk of developing metabolic problems such as diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Extra Caffeine to Deal with Holiday Hustle and Bustle Might Be Masking a More Serious Problem

Many people will use caffeine to give them the extra boost they need to get everything done for the holiday season. However, a Houston Methodist internist says the need for more caffeine might be masking some serious sleep problems.

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Lead Exposure Impacts Children’s Sleep

A new research study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) shows that lead exposure in early childhood are associated with increased risk for sleep problems and excessive daytime sleepiness in later childhood. This is the first longitudinal, population-based study that investigated early lead exposure to sleep problems. The findings are set for publication in the December issue of SLEEP.

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Is Thanksgiving Day Turkey Making You Tired?

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Your Brain on Sleep -- Research From Notre Dame