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January 28, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Women who don't get enough sleep and those who sleep too much may both run a greater risk of getting heart disease than those who log eight hours a day, according to a new report. Why too much sleep would lead to coronary heart disease is unclear, the report said. In terms of sleep deprivation, previous studies have indicated high blood pressure can result.
June 10, 2008 | Lynn Smith
Declining amounts and quality of sleep in U.S. children could be linked to changes in media use, the Kaiser Family Foundation reported Monday. Children are more engaged in the Internet, video games, and cellphones than with older types of media, the report says, and may use them at times that interfere with sleep. Some children take their cellphones to bed. The report called the evidence linking media use to sleep problems "thin but worrisome." Pediatricians have long known that adequate sleep ensures children's physical and men- tal well-being.
August 7, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Working women sleep about 25 minutes less per night than their male counterparts, though the average woman sleeps slightly longer than the average man, researchers said last week. "One possible explanation is that a woman who works still has to maintain a lot of household duties," said Jeff Biddle, assistant professor of economics at the University of Michigan.
January 17, 2005 | From Reuters
People who sleep less tend to be overweight, a new study has found, and experts said it was time to examine whether more sleep will fight obesity. "We've put so much emphasis on diet and exercise that we've failed to recognize the value of good sleep," said Fred Turek, director of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology at Northwestern University. "In fact, society emphasizes just the opposite."
February 12, 2007 | From Times wire reports
Children who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight than those who get more, according to a study that tracked more than 2,000 U.S. kids for five years. Researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., used detailed diaries kept by families to examine children's sleep behavior and its relationship with weight.
April 19, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Duke University is eliminating 8 a.m. classes and trying to come up with other ways to help its sleep-deprived students, who too often are struggling to survive on a mix of caffeine, adrenaline and ambition. The North Carolina school will have 8:30 a.m. classes, however, and is also considering new orientation programs this fall that would help freshmen understand the importance of sleep. Lack of sleep among college students appears to be getting worse, according to some national surveys.
March 14, 1992
Can there be a better method of getting a head start on a good night's sleep than to catch Mike Dunleavy's new hit prime-time show, "Naptime?" It stars 12 old, injured and/or untalented athletes who go through the motions and attempt to survive a grueling 82-game schedule with enough energy to get to the bank to cash their gigantic checks. TOTO SHIMAZU Apple Valley
November 6, 1987 | United Press International
A quadriplegic accused of killing his wife with a gun mounted on his wheelchair by pulling the trigger with a string that led to his mouth has been found dead at home, apparently from natural causes. The mother of James Byron Burns, 40, checked on him Thursday morning and found he apparently had died in his sleep, relatives said today. Burns had a history of seizures and kidney failure.
The round-the-clock allied air strikes on Iraq's positions in Kuwait are depriving the Iraqis of something every soldier needs as much as ammunition and food: sleep. Without sleep, military psychiatrists say, soldiers become disoriented. They make mistakes and judgment errors that can be fatal. Chances of battle shock increase. U.S.
Since 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that babies be placed on their backs to sleep to help reduce the risk of SIDS, a condition that claims about 3,000 infants per year in the United States. A number of studies have shown that sleeping on the back, the supine position, is safer for infants than sleeping on their stomachs, the prone position.
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