Sleep Deprivation May Make People Buy More Junk Food

Source: Counsel and Heal .com by Christine Hsu Date: Sep 05, 2013A bad night’s sleep may make people buy more unhealthy foods the next day, according to new research. Swedish researchers found that participants purchased more food in a mock supermarket when they didn’t get enough sleep the night before. Researchers said that sleep deprivation also boosted levels of ghrelin,
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The truth about sleeping with baby

Source: The Guardian.com, Sarah Boseley Date: Friday 16 October 2009Time and time again, mothers are warned of the dangers of sleeping with their infants. But has the science been badly misinterpreted? Is it safe? ‘Surveys suggest that a quarter of parents routinely share a bed with their baby’. It seems like the most natural thing in the world to bring
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The Claim: Lying on Your Left Side Eases Heartburn

Source: The New York Times, By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Date: October 25, 2010THE FACTS For people with chronic heartburn, restful sleep is no easy feat. Fall asleep in the wrong position, and acid slips into the esophagus, a recipe for agita and insomnia. Doctors recommend sleeping on an incline, which allows gravity to keep the stomach’s contents where they belong. But
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Rethinking Sleep

Source: The New York Times Sunday Review By DAVID K. RANDALL Date: September 22, 2012SOMETIME in the dark stretch of the night it happens. Perhaps it’s the chime of an incoming text message. Or your iPhone screen lights up to alert you to a new e-mail. Or you find yourself staring at the ceiling, replaying the day in your head.
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Go to sleep; it’s important!

Source: Manila Standard Today.com By Ed Biado Date: September 29, 2013We all know that having a good night’s sleep is better than only having a couple of hours of shuteye. We wake up feeling energized, more alert and focused, and less cranky. Basically, when we’re not sleepy the whole day, we feel better and happier. Sleeping well also has plenty
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Moon Phases Tied to Sleep Cycles

Source: The New York Times, by Nicholas Bakalar Date: July 31, 2013The lunar cycle has been tied to a range of mysterious powers, from increases in violent crimes and hospital admissions to fertility and blood loss, and scientists consider most such beliefs nonsensical. But now Swiss researchers have found evidence that the lunar cycle may affect sleep patterns. They found
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Common Sense and CoSleeping

Source: Tales of a Kitchen Witch, By Joni Rae Date: 16th November 2012Cosleeping is not the devil. Is it dangerous? Yes. But so is sleeping in a crib. Do we still use them? Of course. The key is common sense. Something we sorely lack in this world.There are safety measures you have to take no matter where your baby sleeps.
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Why I no longer believe babies should cry themselves to sleep

Source: Globe and Mail by GABOR MATÉ Date: Feb. 04 2006’Some of our friends see us as weak parents because we haven’t Ferberized our children,” says my niece Rachel Maté, a 33-year-old Vancouver lawyer and mother of two. ” ‘You’re letting your baby control your lives,’ they argue. But it would break my heart to let my baby cry without
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What does your sleep position say about you?

Source: Bad Psychology .net by Badpsych Date: 16th March, 2013 What does our sleeping position say about our personalities? Well, in short, it says this: No, wait, wrong picture. This one is more accurate: Many articles on the internet claim that sleeping positions are correlated with a person’s personality. Most of these, if not all, come from two different sets
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New Thinking on Risky Pregnancies

Source: The Wall Street Journal. Your health. July 15th, 2013Studies show bed rest doesn’t alleviate complications, and could cause other problemsDoctors increasingly are recommending pregnant women limit their activities if they are at risk for complications, rather than resorting to the traditional approach of resting in bed. Remaining in bed for extended periods has long been prescribed for women who
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Safe Cosleeping Guidelines

Source: Mother-Baby Behavioural Sleep Laboratory, Dr James McKenna Guidelines to Sleeping Safe with Infants: Maximizing the chances of Safe Infant Sleep in the Solitary and Cosleeping (Specifically, Bed-sharing) Contexts, by James J. McKenna, Ph.D. Professor of Biological Anthropology, Director, Mother-Baby Sleep Laboratory, University of Notre Dame. Below I have summarized and highlight some of the issues to be concerned with
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Study Finds Breastfeeding, CoSleeping Mothers Get More Sleep

Source: Dr Momma, By Danelle Frisbie Tuesday, July 19, 2011Researchers at the College of Nursing at East Tennessee State University found that breastfeeding mothers get more sleep when sharing sleep with their baby (i.e. sleeping within an arm’s reach of baby, or ‘cosleeping’). Previous studies have found that breastfed babies have protective stages of healthy sleep/wake cycles – reducing the
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The myth of the eight-hour sleep

Source: BBC World Service By Stephanie Hegarty February 22nd, 2012 We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night – but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural. In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which
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Poor sleep can leave romantic partners feeling unappreciated

Source: UC Berkley News Centre, byYasmin Anwar, Media Relations | January 19, 2013 Spouses and other romantic partners often complain about feeling unappreciated, and a new study from UC Berkeley suggests poor sleep may play a hidden role. A study looking into how sleep habits impact gratitude found that sleep deprivation can leave couples “too tired to say thanks” and
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More Sleep Equals Smarter Children, Study Suggests

Source: Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com February 27, 2013Image Credit: Photos.com A new study by researchers from the University of Tübingen’s Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology reinforces how necessary sleep is for a child’s brain, even more so than adults. Researchers wrote in the journal Nature Neuroscience about how children’s brains turn learned material into active knowledge as they
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