It’s 3:45 a.m. as I write this. More than half of Americans surveyed this spring report very good or good sleep quality. Not me. Depending on when you ask, I’d probably fall into the 36 percent who rate their…
By studying the habits of three hunter-gatherer groups who live much the way humans have for thousands of years, a team of scientists is challenging conventional wisdom about how much sleep we need. Hari Sreenivasan goes to UCLA to learn…
By Nsikan Akpan
Did the inventions of modern electricity, the light bulb and the Internet lead to less sleep? A new UCLA study of hunter-gatherer populations has a surprising answer.
By Nsikan Akpan
As part of PBS NewsHour's series on work-life balance, two psychologists weigh the pros and cons of sleeping in over the weekends.
By Corinne Segal
How can we be so effective in our work, that we’re creating an extra hour for our life outside of work? Here are seven tips.
By Colleen Shalby
When was the last time you woke up bright-eyed after a solid night’s rest?…
By Anna Sillers
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that babies who took an extended nap after learning new behaviors are able to retain new skills better than babies who did not sleep.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that that middle and high schools abandon the usual 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. start times. With after-school responsibilities that include homework, sports and academic clubs, it becomes increasingly difficult for students to fall…
By Anna Christiansen
According to the longest sleep study ever conducted in space, astronauts’ use of sleeping pills, like ambien, is extremely high. The decade-long study also revealed space-farers are chronically sleep deficient while in orbit, and during the period leading up to…
Four months isn’t enough time for new moms to recover from the exhaustion of having a kid, a new study published in PLOSone reports.
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