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Monday Morning Coffee for July 10, 2017

We’ve vetted this morning’s sleep news so you don’t have to. Happy Monday!

We’ve vetted this morning’s sleep news so you don’t have to. Happy Monday!

Monday mornings are rough… we’re might have a little social jet lag, some may encounter Sunday night insomnia, and for those of us who sleep well, it still takes time to get our brains into “working mode.”

SHC finds Monday morning a good time to catch up and reflect upon recent news, with a cup of java!

Here are links SHC has pulled from the last week, categorized in newspaper-like “sections” and related, in some way, to sleep. Feel free to peruse as you start your week… ideally with a cup of coffee in hand.

If you have thoughts about any of these news headlines, feel free to share them in the comments below! We love to hear from readers! Cheers and Happy Monday! Have a great week.—The Curator


WORLD NEWS

Dateline: July 3, 2017, from News.com.au (Australia)

Qantas and Jetstar have banned travel sleeping devices for kids

Qantas and Jetstar have updated their travel policy and these in-flight travel accessories have joined the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as a prohibited device. However, the final say seems to go to the crew you score on the day according to some parents who took to social media to comment.(click headline for more)


NATIONAL NEWS

Dateline: July 7, 2017, from American Academy of Sleep Medicine

NIH estimates that sleep research funding will decrease by 22 percent in FY 2018

The projection was part of an updated analysis of the annual support level for various research, condition, and disease categories based on grants, contracts, and other funding mechanisms.(click headline for more)


POLITICS

Dateline: July 3, 2017, from The Hill

Would the Senate healthcare bill work for you?

Sarah lives independently on a low, fixed income in Miami Beach, but she is oxygen dependent. Sarah is also on Medicaid, which covers the equipment she needs for her COPD and sleep apnea..… (click headline for more)


OP-ED

Dateline: July 9, 2017, from Mad in America

“Benzo Blue”: a Song of Protest and a Search for Liberation

…In commemoration of World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day coming on July 11th, I am providing an early first time debut at Mad in America of a new song and music video titled ‘Benzo Blue.’ I am also sharing the written lyrics and a brief commentary on the evolution and significance of this song.(click headline for more)


BUSINESS

Dateline: June 30, 2017, from Business Insider

People are paying $115 to fall asleep in San Francisco and wake up in Los Angeles

Commentary:Founded in 2016, Cabin (formerly known as SleepBus) is launching a chartered bus service between LA and SF that allows passengers to fall asleep in one city and wake up in the next—for $115 one-way.(click headline for more)


LIFESTYLE

Dateline: July 9, 2017, from Restonic

What Are the 10 Worst Foods to Eat in Bed?

If you’re a late-night snacker, we’d love to hear your thoughts on eating in bed. Do it or don’t do it?(click headline for more)


ENTERTAINMENT

Dateline: July 4, 2017, from East Oregonian

Veterans use writing to tame trauma

Actor Tom Skerritt, known for leading roles in Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, Alien and other films, co-founded the Red Badge Project after having dinner with some Colorado veterans affected by PTSD.(click headline for more)


SPORTS

Dateline: June 30, 2017, from The American Sleep Apnea Association

Camping this summer? Don’t forget to pack your CPAP!

Commentary: “Between portable power supplies, super small and lightweight machines, and recharging accessories, a person who likes to camp can now bring their CPAP with them on trips to the beach, the woods, or the desert and never miss out on their therapy.(click headline for more)


HEALTH

Dateline: July 1, 2017, from Sound Sleep Health

What is Somnoplasty? (Uses, Procedure, Side Effects, and Success Rate)

This surgical method, which is also called radiofrequency tissue reduction or radiofrequency tissue ablation, helps to reduce habitual snoring by stiffening or removing tissues of your soft palate and uvula.(click headline for more)


EDUCATION

Dateline: June 26, 2017, from KOIN-TV

West Linn HS parking so tight, students sleep in cars

Rory Bialostosky said he did exactly that in his sophomore year. ‘I parked right here, actually, and I wanted to get a spot. We have commitments,’ he told KOIN 6 News.(click headline for more)


SCIENCE

Dateline: July 5, 2017, from American Academy of Neurology

Sleep problems may be early sign of Alzheimer’s

Researchers have found a link between sleep disturbances and biological markers for Alzheimer’s disease found in the spinal fluid.(click headline for more)


TECHNOLOGY

Dateline: July 6, 2017, from BBC News

The worrying effects of working more and sleeping less

Technology also causes sleep procrastination. Midnight is the time when we think, well, we should probably send our last email, let me just check Facebook one more time.(click headline for more)


WEATHER

Dateline: June 30, 2017, from Independent Online

40 tips for sleeping during a heat wave (when you don’t have AC)

In a pinch, remember that your body temperature will have a greater impact on your sleep than the actual room temperature.(click headline for more)


THE FUNNIES

A classic from my childhood: Olive Oyl sleepwalking

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