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Baths, books and sex: Survey explores Americans’ regular bedtime routines

How does America sleep? An American Academy of Sleep Medicine survey found that noise and lights disrupt the sleep of more than one-third of Americans, more than half of people sleep with a fan, and a quarter consider sex a part of their regular...
8-Jan-2024 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Over three-fourths of Americans lose sleep due to digital distractions – sleep experts urge a change

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reveals that 91% of Americans have lost sleep to binge-watch TV, and 75% have lost sleep due to online shopping.
4-Dec-2023 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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One in three Americans have used electronic sleep trackers, leading to changed behavior for many

More than one-third (35%) of Americans have used an electronic sleep-tracking device, and of that group the majority of them said that they found the sleep tracker helpful (77%) and have changed behavior because of what they learned (68%).
14-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Coalition for Permanent Standard Time supports healthy choice in clock-change debate

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has formed a new Coalition for Permanent Standard Time to advocate for the introduction and adoption of federal legislation making standard time permanent across the U.S.
2-Nov-2023 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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“Fall back” for the last time? 6 in 10 Americans support the elimination of seasonal time changes

Soon, most of the U.S. will gain an hour as we “fall back” to standard time. But in a recent survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 6 in 10 (64%) Americans support eliminating seasonal time changes.
16-Oct-2023 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Potential Recession and Job Security Worries Are Keeping Americans Up at Night, Survey Shows

Nearly 7 in 10 U.S. adults report they have lost sleep due to worries about a recession or job security, according to a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
9-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Marijuana use leads to lost sleep for half of Americans

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine shows that almost half (49%) of Americans have lost sleep due to staying up past their bedtime to use marijuana, and a quarter of people occasionally or regularly use marijuana to help them...
26-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Is melatonin safe for children? What you need to know to help your child achieve healthy sleep this school year

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that almost half (46%) of parents have given melatonin to a child under the age of 13 and almost one-third (30%) of parents have given melatonin to a teen over the age of 13 to help him...
5-Sep-2023 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Ditching the daylight saving time change for better sleep, health and safety

If the month of March has you dreading the night when we “spring forward” to daylight saving time, you’re not alone. More than half of Americans say they’re tired after the time change, and 63% of Americans say that they support the...
8-Mar-2021 7:00 AM EST

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Resolve to achieve healthy sleep in 2021

According to a recent survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 85% of U.S. adults do not get the recommended seven hours or more of sleep every night. With the new year comes the opportunity for Americans to reset habits to include making...
21-Dec-2020 9:35 AM EST

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