Sleep Deprivation

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Screens Really are a Nightmare for Sleep

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

May we suggest a holiday activity for the family? Sleep... without screens.

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Let Teens Sleep In

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

It's the doctor's orders. The American Academy of Pediatrics says chronic drowsiness in teens is a public health issue, and middle and high schools should start no earlier than 8:30 am.

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The No-Sleep Secret

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Renata Pellegrino, senior research associate at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the lead author of "A Novel BHLHE41 Variant is Associated with Short Sleep and Resistance to Sleep Deprivation in Humans", and Dr. Allan Pack, Head of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania, explain how a gene mutation may be responsible for those people who seem to do just fine with barely five hours of sleep a night.

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Clock Your Sleep: Adults

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Work emails keeping you up way too late? You're not alone. Columbia University sleep expert Dr. Carl Bazil says that even though work emails aren't usually an actual emergency, your brain thinks they are and keeps you wide awake. Plus, Harvard's Russell Sanna talks about how your company could prioritize sleep health--like email-free weekends. Yes, please.   

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The Battle for First Period: Students, Teachers and Teen Biorhythms

Thursday, April 03, 2014

High school students crave sleep, but many just don't get enough of it. One Queens principal is tweaking homework schedules and school start times to help kids catch up on rest.

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Two Million Americans "Nod" Behind the Wheel Every Week

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Was highway hypnosis behind Sunday's deadly derailment of a MetroNorth commuter train?

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The Takeaway

ADHD or Sleep Deprivation?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder now affects 11 percent of school-aged children.  At the same time, it's been found that kids are getting at least an hour less of sleep now than they were a hundred years ago.  Vatsal Thakkar, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, argues that hyperactivity could be caused by sleep deprivation.

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