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Sudden infant death syndrome: New safe sleep guidelines issued

Sudden infant death syndrome is the leading cause of death for babies under the age of 1 year. In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics have updated their recommendations to help parents and caregivers protect infants against unexpected sleep-related death. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) – also referred to as a “cot death” – is defined as ...

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Sleep deprivation may lower ‘good’ cholesterol

Published in the journal Scientific Reports, the study found that sleep loss leads to changes in genes that are responsible for regulatingcholesterol levels. What is more, two population cohorts reveal that people who experience sleep deprivation may have fewer high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – known as the “good” cholesterol – than those who have sufficient sleep. HDL cholesterol is responsible for ...

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Phones need ‘bed mode’ to protect sleep

Smartphones, tablets and e-readers should have an automatic “bedtime mode” that stops them disrupting people’s sleep, says a leading doctor. Prof Paul Gringras argued the setting should filter out the blue light that delays the body clock and keeps people awake later into the evening. The doctor, from Evelina Children’s Hospital in London, said every new model was “bluer and ...

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Narcolepsy cases linked to flu vaccine subject to new compensation dispute

Government lawyers are seeking to block compensation payments to people who developed the devastating sleep disorder, narcolepsy, as a result of a faulty swine flu vaccine. The Pandemrix vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) was given to 6 million people in Britain and millions more across Europe during the 2009-10 swine flu pandemic, but was withdrawn when doctors noticed a rise ...

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Sleep training 'may reduce racism and sexism'

How sleep training can rid your brain of sexism and racism

Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep. A team at Northwestern University, Chicago, played sounds while people slept to trigger and enforce memories of an exercise earlier in the day. The trial on 40 people, published in the journal Science, showed the changes lasted at least a week. ...

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Shift work linked to sleep problems, poor metabolic health

Dolly Parton once sang that working 9-5 is “all taking and no giving,” but working outside of these hours may take away much more – when it comes to our health, at least. A new study finds people who work shifts are more likely to have sleep problems than people who follow conventional work schedules, which may raise their risk ...

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Can Orange Glasses Help You Sleep Better?

Most evenings, before watching late-night comedy or reading emails on his phone, Matt Nicoletti puts on a pair of orange-colored glasses that he bought for $8 off the Internet. “My girlfriend thinks I look ridiculous in them,” he said. But Mr. Nicoletti, a 30-year-old hospitality consultant in Denver, insists that the glasses, which can block certain wavelengths of light emitted ...

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A Long Night’s Sleep May Be Bad for You

Many of us try, but often fail, to get eight hours’ sleep each night. This is widely assumed to be the ideal amount – but some experts now say it’s too much, and may actually be unhealthy. We all know that getting too little sleep is bad. You feel tired, you may be irritable, and it can contribute to obesity, ...

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Ryan Reynolds jokes that his 2-month-old daughter James is ‘allergic to sleep’

LIKE many new parents, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are convinced their baby is “allergic to sleep”. Reynolds and his wife are struggling to catch up on their shut eye after welcoming their first child, a girl named James, in December. “Our baby, in particular, we think is allergic to sleep, so … we joke that she thinks she’s protecting ...

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