Sleep in Media - June 2012

June 29, 2012

"Early birds and night owls: New research suggests getting up early is better for your health, so can "creatures of the night" transform themselves into "early risers"?" (Global News) - Dr. Colin Shapiro introduces a pair of prototype glasses which help increase melatonin production for a better sleep. 

"Link between sleep, breast cancer?" (MSNBC)

"Ravens study sleep patterns, could alter practice schedules" (The Baltimore Sun) - Coaches for the Baltimore Ravens football team are tweaking the teams rest and practice schedule in order to win more games.

"Q&A: Happiest Baby Author, Dr. Harvey Karp, on Getting Your Baby to Sleep" (Time Healthland)

"Insomniacs Commonly Watch Online TV, Multitask With Technology: Survey" (The Huffington Post)

"Bed chamber in Vadakkunnathan temple is 400 years old: ASI" (The Times of India)


June 26, 2012

Dr. Colin Shapiro talks about body clock and “special glasses” that prevent biological clock disruption (Global News, Toronto)  


June 24, 2012

Eric Witacre virtual choir performs Sleep - 2000 voices from 58 countries.


June 22, 2012

"Experimental Drug Might Open New Category of Sleep Aid" (Wall Street Journal)

"Insomnia's effects, duration determine necessity of treatment" (Arizona Daily Sun) - Sleep questions answered by a medical professional. 

"Feel-Good Brain Chemical's Role in Sleep" (Live Science) - Researchers study how the circadian rhythm is effected by dopamine. 

"'Sleep Benefit' Experienced By Some Parkinson's Patients" (The Huffington Post)

"Sleep apnoea tied to nerve damage in diabetics" (Health24)


June 20, 2012

"Sleep - Good Night and Good Luck" (CBC Radio) - The CBC program The Sunday Edition featured this hour long documentary about sleep. 

"Sleep disorders can lead to other medical complications" (Fox Houston) 

"Constant Internet access 'causes sleep disorders and depression with late night users most likely to suffer'" (Daily Mail)

"Sleep Apnea in Teens Linked to Social, Behavioral Woes" (MSN)


June 15, 2012

"Sleep helps predict pro athlete's longevity" (

"Lack of Sleep Linked with Higher Stroke Risk" (

"Noisy hospitals need Rx for quiet as patients rest" (Seattle Post Intelligencer)

"Not-so-sexy CPAP can boost men's sex lives, study finds" (MSNBC)

"Sleep Habits in U.S. Vary by Race, Native Country: Study" (U.S. News and World Report)


June 13, 2012

"Fear of the dark may cause insomnia, study says" (CP24)

'In my own write: White nights" (The Jerusalem Post) - The author ruminates about the causes and effects of sleeplessness. 

"Nap if you can to restore energy" (The Vancouver Courier)

"Sleep Your Way To Better Memory" (The Huffington Post)

""AWAKEN" Survey Finds Only 50 Percent of Americans Understand Significant Health Impact of Narcolepsy, and Many Physicians Not Comfortable Diagnosing the Sleep Disorder" (Market Watch) - Even though this is not really an article, it does contain interesting information.

"Even moderate drinking may disrupt sleep" (Fox News)

"Bye Bye Insomnia - How to Ensure a Good Night's Sleep" (International Business Times) -

"Kids who snore more likely to have behavioral problems: advice for parents" (The Boston Globe)

"Insomnia and Menopause: How To Deal With The Twin Terrors (VIDEO)" (The Huffington Post)

"Texting at night 'disrupts children's sleep and memory'" (BBC News)

"‘Restless legs’ gene wakes up sleeping flies" (Futurity) -  Researchers studying RLS were surprised to find common symptoms between humans and genetically-engineered flies. 

"London 2012: Lizzie Simmonds turns insomnia into a positive force" (The Guardian)

"Insomniacs at greater risk of developing hypertension" (The Indian Express)


June 8, 2012

"Can’t study? Kids with sleep apnea have hard time focusing" (The Miami Herald)

"Who Sleeps Better at Night? Men vs. Women, Couples vs. Singles: New Studies Find Benefits in Sharing a Bed" (Wall Street Journal)

"The heated battle between the sheets" (The Globe and Mail) - The author strives to synchronize  the sleep habits of his young family. 

"Sleep Deprived? Mind your dopamine." (Scientific American)

"Sleep Works With Our Genes to Keep Weight in Check" (The Huffington Post)

"Adventures in Drool: Coping with fear" (Cape Gazette) - Advice for helping children not be afraid of the dark at bedtime. 


June 6, 2012

"Sleep and tech don't mix" ( - How banning electronics in the bedroom helped the author overcome insomnia. 

"Overcoming sleep disorders in children" (The Boston Globe)

"In The Family Bed, More Pets Than Babies?" (The Huffington Post) - A co-sleeping double standard? 

"Chinese kids lack sleep, outdoor activities" (China Daily)

"Good night turns out to be a challenge" (Edmonton Journal) - The author tests the Zeo, an at-home sleep monitoring device. 


June 4, 2012

"Drowsy Driving Just As Dangerous As Drunk Driving: Study" (The Huffington Post)

"Roundup: Sleepy-time tales for kids, parents" (USA Today)

"Avoid sleeping pills to solve insomnia" (The Vancouver Courier)

"A Complete Night's Sleep" (The Huffington Post) - The author explains why the tradition of being 'tucked in' at bedtime should be carried into adulthood. 

"Dreaming of sleep? Stop doing too much" (The Now News) - A high school student offers advice to his fellow sleep deprived classmates. 

"Heathrow night flights: Ministers to consider economic impact of sleep loss" (BBC News)


June 1, 2012

"Lucid dreaming: Rise of a nocturnal hobby" (BBC News)

"Night Shift Might Boost Women's Breast Cancer Risk: Study" (  

"Sleep census: Give us another hour's sleep" (Herald Sun)

"5 Ways Summer Affects Our Sleep" (The Huffington Post)


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