Tag: sleep

video games, gaming

How Does TV in the Bedroom Impact Kids’ Performance?

Were you one of the kids who was allowed to have a television in your bedroom growing up? Do you allow your own children to watch television in their rooms before bed? A new study suggests that we might want to avoid doing so, and not only for the sake of sleep. Recently, Iowa State …

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Study: Sleep Deprivation is Costing the U.S. Economy $400 Billion Annually

We don’t get enough sleep. No, really – research shows that we don’t. A study recently published by the RAND Corporation set out to find out not only how little we sleep, but how it’s impacting the economy. They centered their research on this key fact from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: …

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Researchers: Really, Really Bright Streetlights May Not Be Best

Brightness is everything when it comes to a lightbulb, right? What if the amount of illumination could have a negative impact on your health? This is what the American Medical Association now wants us to consider, specifically when we’re driving. In an announcement on June 14, the AMA stated that conversions to “improper LED technology” …

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sleep, medicine, health

Study: Less Than 5 Hours of Sleep Will Increase Your Odds of Catching a Cold

Would you try to get more sleep at night if you knew a lack of it could lead to a cold? New research published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that sleep may be your immune system’s best defense. Data now indicates that those who sleep less than five hours a night are more likely to catch a cold. …

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