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Survey Says Bedroom Color Can Impact Sleep Quality, Sex Life

Survey Says Bedroom Color Can Impact Sleep Quality, Sex Life

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — How much sleep you get might be at least partially determined by the color of your bedroom.According to a recent survey, bedrooms decorated with more calm colors, like blue, yellow and green, often offer more sleep t…

Hotels Go to Extremes to Give Guests a Good Night’s Sleep

Hotels Go to Extremes to Give Guests a Good Night’s Sleep

BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After years of focusing on every amenity under the sun – from gemstone spa treatments to panda-themed rooms to underwater hotel restaurants – the travel industry is getting back to basics.
The latest craz…

‘In the Blink of an Eye’: Dozing While Driving

‘In the Blink of an Eye’: Dozing While Driving

ABC NewsREPORTER’S NOTEBOOKBy Ron Claiborne (NEW YORK) — First, a confession: I have driven when I was sleepy, really sleepy.Now, your turn. Chances are you too have driven while drowsy. Sleep researchers at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute in Ho…

Rolling in the Sheets? Adele’s Music Puts Britons to Sleep

Rolling in the Sheets? Adele’s Music Puts Britons to Sleep

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(LONDON) — Adele’s music is heartbreaking and beautiful…but also, apparently, sleep-inducing.  That’s according to a new survey by British budget hotel chain Travelodge, which found that the Grammy-winning singer’s songs ar…

Cramming May Be Damning for Your Grades

Cramming May Be Damning for Your Grades

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — High school students who choose to sacrifice their sleep to get extra studying time in may fare worse academically the next day compared with their well-rested peers, new research suggests.In a study released Tues…

Loud, Persistent Snoring in Toddlers May Be Cause for Alarm

Loud, Persistent Snoring in Toddlers May Be Cause for Alarm

Hemera/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) — Aside from being a nocturnal annoyance, a new study confirms snoring in young kids can have implications for their behavior later on.Previous research has shown that poor sleep quality in children, including snoring, is…

Study: Google Search Results for Infant Sleep Safety Mostly Wrong

Study: Google Search Results for Infant Sleep Safety Mostly Wrong

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Feeling lucky?  A new study shows you might need it if you’re “googling” medical advice instead of asking your doctor.In a study of 1,300 Google search results related to infant sleep safety, researchers…

Sleep Deficiency Can Raise Risk of Stroke, Study Finds

Sleep Deficiency Can Raise Risk of Stroke, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Beyond leaving you drowsy and irritable, sleepless nights can take a serious toll on your physical and mental health.”We know sleep is a critical biological function that influences a wide variety of physiological proc…

People More Likely to Eat Unhealthy Foods When They’re Sleepy, Study Finds

People More Likely to Eat Unhealthy Foods When They’re Sleepy, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New research suggests that people who do not get enough sleep are more likely to indulge in unhealthy foods, Health Day reports. Researchers found that the reward centers of the brain, which are involved with addicti…

‘Social Jet Lag’ Can Figure Into Obesity

‘Social Jet Lag’ Can Figure Into Obesity

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As many working people and students can attest, the sound of the alarm clock in the morning can mean an unpleasant jolt out of a nice deep sleep. And disrupting the body’s internal clock in this way can lead to…

Study: Americans Crave Sleep More than Sex

Study: Americans Crave Sleep More than Sex

BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new national survey reveals a good night’s sleep is more valued than sex. A survey by the Better Sleep Council reveals 61 percent of Americans would rather get a good night of sleep than have sex. Seventy-nin…

Does Too Much Sleep Affect Weight?

Does Too Much Sleep Affect Weight?

Erik Snyder/Photodisc(NEW YORK) — Despite past research, getting more sleep may not be bad for the waistline. A new study found that getting more than nine hours of sleep a night could turn off some of the genetic activity linked to body weight. That’…

Sleepy Pilot Mistakes Planet for Oncoming Plane, Aircraft Nosedives

Sleepy Pilot Mistakes Planet for Oncoming Plane, Aircraft Nosedives

Hemera/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — A sleepy pilot who mistook the planet Venus for an oncoming plane sent his Air Canada jet into a steep dive that bounced passengers off the ceiling, injuring 16, and nearly caused a collision with a real plane flying 1,000…

Sleep Problems Linked to Obesity, Diabetes

Sleep Problems Linked to Obesity, Diabetes

Comstock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Lack of sleep puts people at greater risk of obesity and diabetes, a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine confirmed. Sporadic and irregular sleep may cause a decreased metabolic rate, which co…

New Rx Sleep Drug: Promising or Perilous?

New Rx Sleep Drug: Promising or Perilous?

iStockphotos/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Your eyes snap open, but the room is dark and the alarm clock reads 2 a.m.It’s a frustrating but all-too-familiar scenario for many. A new sleep aid called Intermezzo, available in pharmacies with a prescription sta…

How Do You Feel About Your Bedroom?

How Do You Feel About Your Bedroom?

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A lot of people would probably stay in their bedrooms all the time, if it wasn’t for the little matter of having to go make a living and other various responsibilities like marriage, kids and social plans.St…

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Can Hurt Your Heart, Study Says

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Can Hurt Your Heart, Study Says

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (CHICAGO) — A new study suggests too much or too little sleep can hurt your heart.People who sleep less than six hours a night are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack and one-and-a-half times more likely to hav…

Do Pricey Pillows, Mattresses Help You Sleep Better?

Do Pricey Pillows, Mattresses Help You Sleep Better?

Erik Snyder/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Americans have no shortage of sleep problems and no shortage of sleep aids to help them get some shut-eye. The solutions range from the simple and low cost — eliminating caffeine, switching off smart phone…

Sleep Less, Eat More, Gain Weight

Sleep Less, Eat More, Gain Weight

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, Minn.) — We’ve all heard about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, and now scientists offer more evidence to back that up. A new study found that people who get less sleep may be inclined to ea…

Daylight Saving Time: Tips on How to Trick Your Body Clock

Daylight Saving Time: Tips on How to Trick Your Body Clock

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s time to roll the clocks forward into daylight saving time, the bittersweet deed that simultaneously signals spring and wreaks havoc on sleep.For most people, the missing hour on Sunday means a sleepy Monday.  …

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