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ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
HEALTH
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.
NATIONAL
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.
SPORTS
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
HOME & GARDEN
June 12, 2008
Re “Hammock Is Still on the Upswing” [May 22]: My favorite piece of furniture! I sleep in it almost every night and I hang laundry on it during the day. It's comfortable and safe; many mornings I waken to find myself suspended right at the edge, held in by the hammock. Mine is a rope hammock, but I may check out something for winter. Jennifer Krieger Northridge
NEWS
February 18, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1995 | Connie Benesch, Connie Benesch is a frequent contributor to Calendar
If this keeps up, the Motion Picture Assn. of America may need to come out with a rating of "Z-Z-Z-Z." At least six movies featuring sleep in their titles are under way, with four shooting this month alone in New York City. There have been many past sleep titles, including "Sleeping With the Enemy," "Sleeper," "Sleeping Beauty," "The Big Sleep," "Sleepless in Seattle" and this year's "While You Were Sleeping."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2000 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
"Sleep! I Want You to Sleep!" at Stages provides a rare opportunity to experience an obscure, seldom-produced work by Georges Feydeau, the master of the French boudoir farce. Written in 1897, Feydeau's bright, slight playlet parodies the fad of mesmerism, the rage in Paris at the time.
NEWS
September 16, 1992 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Haven't had a full night's sleep since the baby was born? There are ways to encourage babies to sleep through the night, says Dr. Barton Schmitt, a Denver pediatrician and author of "Your Child's Health: Parents' Guide to Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesses, Behavior and School Problems." Schmitt offered some tips in a recent issue of Child magazine. Among them: * Place your baby in the crib when drowsy but awake beginning on the first day at home.
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