Researchers at Mercedes-Benz closely studied more than 550 male and female drivers and the physiological indicators that occur when fatigue sets in while driving. The research shows that drowsy drivers demonstrate a pattern of lane drifts and making minor steering errors that are often corrected quickly and abruptly.
Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles found that many residents of assisted living facilities experience poor sleep which appears to correlate with lower quality of life, difficulty in carrying out daily activities, and more episodes of depression.
Over 700 adolescents participated in a recent study which found that sleeping less was linked to a high body mass index (BMI). The teens were all given an accelerometer to measure their movement and they had to report on their daily sleep habits and calorie consumption.
Many of us view old age as a time to relax and enjoy our families and not having to worry about the stress of being in the workforce. According to researchers, we can now add getting plenty of sleep to the list of things we could enjoy if we live past our retirement age.
In January we asked visitors to our Web site if getting more sleep is a part of their New Year's resolution and we were happy to find that up to 60% of respondents said, "Yes!" Our most recent monthly poll revealed that in order to keep up with that New Year's resolution, up to 28% use a dark, quiet and comfy sleep environment to get a good night's sleep, while18% use a sleep aid, and 17% try to stick to regular sleep and wake up times or depend on a relaxing bedtime routine (7%).
If summer is almost here, then one thing is for certain – college students are neck deep in finals and many students are depending on caffeine to stay alert in order to study and get their final papers done.
Did you know that losing sleep may increase your appetite and as a result your weight? Several studies have been published in recent years have looked at the relationship between sleep loss, weight and appetite and should serve as a guide for how we value sleep.
According to a recent study, treating obstructive sleep apnea is beneficial to truck driver's health and their health insurance budget. Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The "apnea" in sleep apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least ten seconds.
Shifting work schedules can wreak havoc on a person's ability to get enough sleep, resulting in poor performance on the job. Researchers have developed software that uses mathematical models that can help people who do shift or night work or who experience jet lag due to travel across time zones. The Circadian Performance Simulation Software (CPSS) uses complex mathematical formulas to predict how an individual will react to specific conditions.
It's often difficult to sleep in a well lit room or one that is noisy. Unfortunately, patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) of most hospitals are not exempt from being subjected to light and noise as hospital staff care for them and other patients. Is it possible for patients to get good quality sleep in a busy ICU?