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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.
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
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
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.
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."
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