Articles Tagged with ''sleep''

3 simple ways to get more restful sleep

April 15, 2014

Even people without insomnia can have trouble getting a good night’s rest. Many things can interfere with restorative sleep — crazy work schedules, anxiety, trouble putting down the smartphone, even what you eat and drink. The following three simple steps can help you sleep better:


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NTSB: Fatigue remains a transportation danger

March 5, 2013

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is using National Sleep Awareness Week as an opportunity to remind the transportation industry of the importance of adequate sleep. NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman said fatigue is a serious safety issue across all modes of transportation.


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Poll: Quit sitting around -- exercise your way to a good sleep

But insufficient sleep affects activity level
February 26, 2013

Exercise can affect your sleep. The results of the National Sleep Foundation's 2013 Sleep in America® poll show a compelling association between exercise and better sleep. "Exercise is great for sleep. For the millions of people who want better sleep, exercise may help," says David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).


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What’s it take to get a decent night’s sleep in a hospital?

February 7, 2013

Anyone who's had a hospital stay knows the beeping monitors, the pagers and phones, the hallway chatter, the roommate, even the squeaky laundry carts all make for a not-so-restful place to heal. Hospitals need a prescription for quiet, and new research suggests it may not be easy to tamp down all the noise for a good night's sleep.


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Wake up…the life you save might be mine

September 26, 2012

Tens of millions are spent reminding workers to work safely and be mindful of the many hazards they will inevitably face in the course of their workdays, but scare little focus has been cast on one of the biggest contributors to workplace injuries: the lack of sleep.


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Can you find a good night’s sleep at the drugstore?

September 20, 2012

Almost everyone suffers from trouble sleeping at one time or another, reports the Harvard Medical School HealthBeat. Insomnia—the inability to sleep—isn’t a single disorder itself, but rather a general symptom like fever or pain.


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Lack of sleep affects job performance

-Even in people who don’t feel tired
August 19, 2012

It should come as no surprise, but sleep researchers have determined that not getting enough sleep can have a serious impact on the ability to perform tasks.


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Sleepy healthcare workers prone to pain, study finds

August 15, 2012

A new study links lack of sleep among healthcare workers to pain and problems performing work-related tasks, according to the CDC’s science blog.


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8 tips to a good night’s sleep

July 25, 2012

With several popular hypnotic sleep aids, including zolpidem (Ambien) and temazepam (Restoril), now linked to an increased risk of death, the July 2012 issue of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch offers eight tips for getting a better night’s sleep without medicine.


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The benefits of napping

May 9, 2012

With age come changes in the structure and quality of our sleep, according to Harvard Medical College’s newsletter, HealthBeat.


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