Sleep in Media - March 2012

March 23, 2012

"Can Kitty Raymond Sleep at" (The Calgary Herald) - An in-depth article about Kitty Raymond, an expert and teacher of the extinction sleep method for babies, an extreme form of self soothing.

"6 Surprising Sleep Stealers: Are you groggy in the daytime, but you don't know why? You might have an unsuspected sleep disorder. Learn 6 surprising signs of a sleep problem." (MSN Health)

"Let's sleep on this" (Hindustan Times) - An amusing retort to a recent study warning of the dangers of the snooze button. 

"Restless Nights Inspire Artist’s Spectral Photos" (Wired Magazine) - Artist Robert Knight was inspired by a bout of insomnia to create a series of photographic portfolio called Sleepless, view some of the eerily beautiful pictures here. 

"Lack of sleep is having a devastating effect on schoolchildren" (Wales Online)

"Guzzling energy drinks but more tired than ever?" (MSNBC)

"Hibernating bears' wounds heal without scars" (BBC Nature News) - Researchers aim to find how wounds on bears heal while they hibernate and use that knowledge for human wounds.      


March 21, 2012

"Will we ever decode dreams? My first BBC column" (Discover Magazine) - Science writer Ed Yong republished this interesting article on his blog 'Not Exactly Rocket Science'.

"Sleep Apnea Treatment Linked to Improved Heart Function: Study finds CPAP helps in breathing, reverses cardiac damage" (Voice of America)

"Doctors order good night's sleep" (People's Daily Online) - An article describing the sleeping habits of Chinese citizens.

"Manitoba paramedics want cap on number of working hours: Sleep shortage 'very scary for paramedics,' says union representative" (CBC News)

"Your pictures: Sleep" (BBC News) - The theme of BBC's 'In Pictures' this week is sleep.

"Sleep Better: Should The Snooze Button Be Put To Bed? (VIDEO)" (Huffington Post)

"Sleep is a much-needed enterprise" (Alberta Lea Tribune) - Sometimes being awake in the middle of the night isn't entirely bad.


March 19, 2012

"Study suggests that sleep-deprivation can lead to excess eating and weight gain" (The Globe and Mail)

"Cross and bed found in Anglo-Saxon grave shed new light on 'dark ages': Archaeologists in Cambridge thrilled to discover grave with body of young woman on a bed with an ornate gold cross" (The Guardian) - While this article may not be entirely about sleep, it is still interesting 

"Sleep does not come easy for some children" ( - An article describing sleep disorders common to kids 

"Sleep disorder linked to memory problems" (ABC news) - A study about rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) 

"Sleep and Stress - Tips, Products and Pressure Points" (The Huffington Post)


March 16, 2012

"World Sleep Day: 10 Commandments for a Sound Sleep" (International Business Times)

"Quarter of Kiwis have chronic sleep issues - study" (New Zealand Herald)

"Southerners get worse sleep than others... is it because they're more likely to be obese?" (Daily Mail Online)

"No such thing as a sleep-in" (New Zealand Herald) - Blogger-dad Scott Kara is starting to forget what it is like to sleep past 5 a.m. 

"Can't Sleep? Stressed? Try Music!" (The Huffington Post) - Studies have shown listening to music lowers blood pressure and stress levels, helping foster better sleep. 

"Drunk Hill sleep-dresses himself" (Toronto Sun) - Actor Jonah Hill has developed a strange nighttime habit. 


March 14, 2012

"New Worries About Sleeping Pills" (The New York Times) - The author reflects on the recent study warning of the possible dangers of sleeping pills. 

"Daylight Savings Time: Why changing the clock makes you care about the Kardashians" (The Toronto Star)

"Talk therapy better than sleeping pills for treating insomnia" (Daily News and Analysis)

"Fukushima city sees more patients with insomnia, high blood pressure: survey" (The Mainichi Daily News)

"12 Ways To Beat Insomnia And Sleep Better--No Matter What's Keeping You Awake" (

"How much sleep do kids really need?" (The Province)


March 12, 2012

"Fragmented sleep, fragmented personality?" (The Baltimore Sun) - The role good-quality sleep, or the lack of, plays in the development of Dissociative Disorders is being studied by researchers: 

"Too Often, Doctors Overlook Narcolepsy" (The New York Times)

"How to survive the daylight saving time switch: The health effects of daylight saving time and how to mitigate them" (CBC News)

"Is bi-modal sleep as good as eight straight hours?" (The Globe and Mail)

"What is jet lag and how do you beat it?" (The Australian)


March 9, 2012

"Daylight saving time shift is tougher for night owls" (MSNBC)

"To Fall Asleep, Get Off the Couch" (The New York Times) - Moderate physical activity has been shown to increase sleep quality in people over 60 years old, especially those with chronic body pain.

"Sleep And Health: How Longterm Deprivation Is Affecting Our Well-Being (VIDEO)" (The Huffington Post) - A panel discussion hosted by The Huffington Post and Harvard School of Public Health. 


March 7, 2012

"Really? The Claim: Sleep Quality Worsens With Age" (The New York Times) - A round-up of the latest research claiming that older people do sleep better, but only if they are healthy.

"Why Dreams Are Vital to Emotional Health" (The Huffington Post)

"We're not as sleep deprived as we think" (CBS News) - The author suggests that most people sleep pretty well, they just don't realize it. 

"Sleeping giant: worker fatigue 'epidemic'" (Western Australia Today) - Researchers advise the government to help workers by capping the work week at 38 hours. 


March 5, 2012

"9 New Lessons We've Learned About Sleep And Health" (Huffington Post) - A slideshow to celebrate National Sleep Awareness Week. 

"Sleep Disorders Can Cause Behavioral Problems" (The New York Times) - Sleep disordered breathing in babies and children may have long-term consequences. 

"Poll: Pilots get less sleep than other workers" (USA Today) - A survey by the National Sleep Foundation has found that pilots and other transportation workers need more sleep. 

"Why Being Sleepy and Drunk Are Great for Creativity" (

"Caffeine disrupts sleep for morning people but not night owls" (Fox News)

"Brain and body training treats ME, UK study says" (BBC News) - British medical professionals have new recommendations for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome therapy.   

"Jet Lag 'Threatens' Russia Olympic Basketball Dream" (Rianovosti)l


March 2, 2012

"Sleep quality 'improves with age'" (BBC News) - A new study based on participants' opinions of their sleep quality reveals better sleep with increasing age.   

"Study shows risk with sleeping pills; conclusion criticized" (CNN) - An article outlining the shortfalls of a recently released study warning of the risks of sleeping pills. 

"The key to a perfect night's sleep" (The Telegraph) - A survey of 2000 sound-sleepers is being mined for the secret to a good night's sleep. 

"Knicks winning games, losing sleep" ( - The basketball team, the New York Knicks have sought the advice of a sleep professional to help relax after games. 

"Bedrooms as offices and entertainment centers can hurt sleep and intimacy" (Global Montreal)

"Rest Modules Let Flight Crews Sleep in Cargo Hold" (


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