Monthly Archives: August 2014


Schools may finally be waking up to the fact that children’s natural sleep rhythms should be taking precedence over inflexible (and early) class start times. From NBC News: Let Them Sleep In: Docs Want Later School Times for TeensBy Maggie Fox and Erika Edwards Your teenager wants to sleep later and now his doctor agrees. […]


Yes!!  This was me!!  My sleep deprivation started in junior high as a Type-A student, involved in activities, and burning the midnight oil for my advanced classes.  I would often go to bed at midnight and arise at 5:00 AM.  Terrible, considering that adolescents need a minimum of TEN HOURS a night! From the Daily […]

Are You Over-Exercising Yourself into an Early Grave?

From today’s Daily Mail: Running more than FOUR miles a day could damage your health – especially if you’ve had a heart attack Heart attack survivors who ran fewer than 30 miles a week – or walked fewer than 46 miles – were 65 per cent less likely to die from another heart attack But […]

Your Office Cubicle is Killing You

From BusinessWeek: You’re Losing Sleep Just by Working in a Windowless Cubicle By Belinda Lanks August 11, 2014 As workers bemoan the loss of privacy in the age of the open-plan office, a new study suggests that they might have an additional legitimate gripe: lack of windows. Researchers have found that workers deprived of sunlight […]

Just Say “No” to Sleep Aids

A new review of past research suggests that sleep medications for shift workers barely increased the length of time they slept after a shift – and only moderately improved their alertness while they were awake. Researchers writing in the “Cochrane Review” found that the much-touted melatonin (the so-called “sleep hormone”) increased the average length of […]