Rough nights for moms of multiple kids, but not dads

Mothers of multiple children report more fragmented sleep, but the number of kids doesn't seem to affect sleep quality for dads.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~3 min

parents gender mothers sleep families fathers health-and-medicine

How does your brain wake up from sleep?

The mystery of how the brain creates consciousness still puzzles scientists, but the mechanics of waking up are starting to be understood.

Aneesh Hehr, Medical Student, Wayne State University • conversation
Jan. 4, 2021 ~6 min

neurons sleep curious-kids curious-kids-us eeg consciousness human-brain

Protein may clarify Alzheimer’s and body clock link

Poor sleep and other issues with circadian rhythm are common for people with Alzheimer's disease. Now researchers may have a clue to why.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Dec. 23, 2020 ~8 min

alzheimers-disease sleep health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

Dog sleep cycles matter for treating pups in pain

New research could offer a baseline understanding of sleep/wake cycles in dogs. That information could help treat those with chronic pain.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Dec. 21, 2020 ~5 min

dogs pets sleep veterinary-medicine science-and-technology

Sleep through the night? Babies tend to mix it up

Your baby's ability to sleep through the night is a process, not a milestone, a new study indicates. Here's what parents should expect.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Dec. 2, 2020 ~4 min

parents sleep babies breastfeeding health-and-medicine

Healthy sleepers have far lower heart failure risk

Regularly getting a good night's sleep can lower your risk of heart failure, regardless of any other risk factors you may have, a new study shows.

Keith Brannon-Tulane • futurity
Nov. 23, 2020 ~4 min

heart-disease sleep featured health-and-medicine

Keep calm and carry on – but how? A psychologist offers 10 tips to manage the uncertainty and stress of election aftermath

As uncertainty abounds and anxiety skyrockets, you've probably heard advice to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith. Here are 10 concrete tips to help you actually manage the stress.

Bethany Teachman, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia • conversation
Nov. 6, 2020 ~8 min

mental-health anxiety psychology pandemic uncertainty stress mindfulness sleep resilience mindfulness-meditation altruism social-support mindfulness-programs catastrophe control kindness relaxation self-care mental-resilience

Why sleep experts say it's time to ditch daylight saving time

That extra hour of sleep you'll be getting comes with a price. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently said the changes are bad for our sleep.

Michael S. Jaffee, Vice Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Florida • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

 sleep  sleep-deprivation  daylight-saving-time  sleep-loss  circadian-rhythm  melatonin  poor-sleep  blue-light

Blue-light glasses improve your sleep and work

Wearing blue-light glasses just before hitting the sack can help you get a better night's sleep and help you work better the next day.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~6 min

sleep light jobs science-and-technology health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

Tuned lighting helps older adults get a good night’s sleep

Tuned LED lighting that changes color and intensity over the course of a day and night helps older adults in nursing homes get a better night's sleep.

Brown University • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~7 min

sleep nursing-homes light older-adults health-and-medicine led