Sleep in Media - April 2012

April 30, 2012

"Night Owls: How nightlife changed Western culture, plus why New Zealand is better than the U.S." (The Atlantic) - The first half of this article reviews, 'Evening’s Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe' By Craig Koslofsky.  A book explaining the social and cultural attitudes when night time sleep changed from two periods of sleep to one long block of slumber. 

"Sleep disorders can cause hyperactivity" (Thousand Oaks Acorn) - Sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome can unknowingly cause hyperactive behaviour in children. 

"Sleep debt = slow death" (Daily News and Analysis) - An article highlighting some of the health risks of too little sleep. 

"9 Tips for Overcoming Jet Lag" (Secrets from the Yumiverse)

"How much sleep does your child need?" (The Charlotte Observer)


April 27, 2012

"Good night's sleep contributes to healthy eating" (Chicago Tribune)

"Why do couples fight in bed" (Hindustan Times) - Duvet stealing and snoring top the list. 

"Getting enough sleep is essential to health" (The Vancouver Sun)

"Remee: The Sleep Mask That Lets You Control Your Own Dreams" (The Huffington Post) - An aid for lucid dreaming. 


April 25, 2012

"Surprise! Fruit Fly Circadian Rhythms Are Different in Nature Than in the Lab" (Discover Magazine)

"Sleep duration appears to be associated with cardiovascular problems: study" (Global News)

"Is There A Link Between Sleep Problems And Fibromyalgia Pain?" (The Huffington Post)

"Runners find the sweet spot of sleep (but need more, too)" (The National Post)


April 23, 2012

"Canadian research sheds light on bedwetting and how parents can help their kids" (Global News)

"Clock change could leave teenagers more sleepy" (BBC News)

"How orangutan engineers build safe and comfortable treetop beds" (Discover Magazine Blogs)

"Dog Taking Over Your Bed? Training Can Help You Both Sleep Soundly" (The Huffington Post)


April 20, 2012

"Top 5 Reasons Instagram's CEO Needs A Good Night's Sleep" (Forbes)

"The Artistry of Sleep: Photos of Icons Getting Some Shut-Eye" (Time Magazine)

"Sleeping on the Job? Good! Overachievers Do" (Bloomberg Businessweek)

"Too little sleep ups diabetes risk, evidence suggests" (CTV News)

"How sleep affects your heart" (Live Well Nebraska)

"Insomnia Affects Women Slightly More Than Men, According To Briefing" (The Huffington Post)


April 18, 2012

"Never Wake a Sleeping Baby? Why Depressed Moms Don’t Follow that Advice" (Time Magazine)

"NBA players are losing sleep over this season" (Los Angeles Times)

"Attention Problems May Be Sleep-Related" (New York Times)

"Insomnia: How We Torture Ourselves" (The Huffington Post)

"Why Sleeping on Your Back is No Joke" ( - The dangers of back-sleeping during pregnancy.


April 16, 2012

"Pilot fatigue cited in Air Canada in-flight incident" and "Battling the effects of pilot fatigue" (CBC News) - Two articles about the same event, yet each talks about a different aspect of the incident.

"Schizophrenia, Sleep Disorders Closely Linked, Suggesting New Treatment Approach" (The Huffington Post)

"Cherries may help you sleep" ( - Cherries grown in the Otago region of New Zealand have higher levels of melatonin than cherries grown in the Northern Hemisphere. 


April 13, 2012

"London Data Center Geeks Will Live in Pods to Dodge Olympic Traffic" (Wired Magazine)

"Violence during REM sleep" (Herald-Tribune) - An article about REM sleep behaviour disorder. 

"New boyfriend doesn't want to share a bed" (Anchorage Daily News)

The Guardian's John Mullen presents a weekly '10 of the best' list, here are his lists for the 10 best nightmares

"Sleep May Protect Positive Memories, Study Finds" (The Huffington Post)


April 11, 2012

"Disrupted, insufficient sleep could lead to diabetes risk" (Los Angeles Times)

"Sweet dreams? There may be an app for that" (The Globe and Mail) - A novel approach to dream research. 

"I Wanna Be Sedated" (The Huffington Post) - The author shares her experiences with insomnia and talks about a new sleeping pill about to be released. 

"Hazards: Mild Sleep Disorders Tied to Depression" (The New York Times)

"Provent a New Option for Sleep Apnea" (ABC News)

"A truly alarming clock: US man's invention, like Mom, allows no excuses for staying in bed" (Winnipeg Free Press)

"Codeine can kill kids after tonsil surgery" (Vancouver Sun)


April 9, 2012

"How do we fall asleep?" (Fox News)

"Narcolepsy: Woman Fights to Stay Standing, Even on Dates" (ABC News) - The author shares her experiences living with narcolepsy. 

"Sleep" (CBC Radio) - A radio segment about the importance of sleep and recent concerns over sleep medications. 

"The Great Bed of Ware moving home" (BBC News) - A popular exhibit from the Victoria and Albert Museum is being loaned to a museum is Ware, where the bed was made, for one year. 

"App Really Gets You Out of Bed" (Wall Street Journal) - A mobile phone based alarm clock which will only stop ringing when the sleeper is out of bed. 


March 4, 2012

"UK health officials probe possible flu jab link to narcolepsy in children: Investigation centres on Pandemrix vaccine used extensively during 'swine flu' pandemic in 2009/10" (The Guardian)

"Joe Schwarcz: The concept of sleeping gas is more dream than reality" (The Montreal Gazette) - An article tracing the history and use of possible sleeping gases.  

"Sleep: We all do it, but why?" (NPR) - The National Institutes of Health of recently gave a grant to a Washington state scientist to study how the brain uses glucose while awake and asleep, hoping the answer the almighty question.

"Truck drivers need sleep disorder tests" (Nine MSN) - New research from Australia has found a high incidence of obstructive sleep apnea in truck drivers prompting recommendations for medical testing. 

"Sleep 101 - the three stages of sleep" (CBC Radio) - The first episode in a series about sleep broadcast by the CBC radio show 'Morning Nova Scotia'. 

"Sleep apnea likely to cost teacher aide his job" (Herald Tribune) - A teacher aide in Sarasota Florida is battling for this job, as well as sleep apnea. 


April 2, 2012

"10 Bizarre Things People Have Done In Their Sleep" (io9) - Ten recent cases of odd parasomnia, or sleep walking, behaviours. 

"Caffeine Might Keep Moms Awake, But Not Their Babies" (NPR)

"Sleep apnea associated with depression risk" (CBC News)

"Chronic lack of sleep affects one in three British workers: Exhausted UK staff are putting their jobs before their health, warns study" (The Guardian)


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