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Monday Morning Coffee for July 17, 2017

Sleep news for the week starting Monday July 17, 2017

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

Monday mornings are rough… we might have a little social jet lag, some of us 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 12, 2017, from The Guardian (UK)

Restless development: bad sleep may be evolutionary survival tool, study finds

Research into sleep patterns of Tanzanian hunter-gatherers sheds new light on phenomenon often attributed to smartphones and modern-day lifestyles.(click headline for more)


NATIONAL NEWS

Dateline: July 10, 2017, from Newsweek

How to sleep well: Fill your life with purpose, study says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016 found that one in three Americans doesn’t get enough sleep. This can lead to a host of health problems, and more and more Americans are resorting to sleeping pills to ensure they’re able to get a good night’s rest. The American College of Physicians has recommended against using prescription drugs to treat insomnia, if possible, and now there may be hope for sleeping well without popping a pill. According to a new study, the best way to get through the night in peace may be to simply have a solid sense of purpose in your life outside of bed.(click headline for more)


POLITICS

Dateline: July 10, 2017, from Times-Reporter

Removing Ohio teachers can be long, expensive process for school districts

[M]onths later, Watkins’ defense seemed to shift when he submitted subsequent medical tests that said he had sleep apnea. He claimed in an October 2016 letter to the district personnel department that he was therefore ‘disabled’ under federal law and entitled to ‘reasonable accommodations’ paid for by the district. … Those included ‘doze alert,’ an earpiece that sounds an alarm if his head dips from nodding off in class, flexible morning arrival times, an ergonomic chair, ‘frequent rest breaks’ away from students to ‘close his eyes,’ and other accommodations..… (click headline for more)


OP-ED

Dateline: July 11, 2017, from Health News Review

Coffee & sleep stories mostly miss the association ≠ causation emphasis

Studies that show a statistical association between two things do not necessarily prove that one thing causes another to occur. …We saw that principle violated several times in news coverage of several different studies today—regarding coffee and sleep.(click headline for more)


BUSINESS

Dateline: July 11, 2017, from Business Insider

Eyeing sleepy office workers, China’s ‘sharing economy’ opens nap capsules

With an easy phone scan, customers can book a nap in a sleek white capsule – designed to look like a space pod – for just 10 yuan ($1.50) for half an hour during the mid-day rush.(click headline for more)


LIFESTYLE

Dateline: July 13, 2017, from Hertfordshire Mercury

How often should you wash your bedding?

The microbiologist says that the build-up of bacteria can become “significant” in as little as a week, which is why he recommends weekly wash days.(click headline for more)


ENTERTAINMENT

Dateline: July 15, 2017, from Business Insider

Superstar DJ Steve Aoki explains how he gets by on 3-4 hours of sleep a night

Whenever I can … I nap. So in transportation … I’m napping. I can nap, you know,  literally standing up. And when you’re on the road with me you have to learn how to nap anywhere because we are, we are, like a moving train that just doesn’t stop.(click headline for more)


SPORTS

Dateline: July 10, 2017, from Bar Bend

Is Your Sleep Schedule Preventing You From Getting Stronger? 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

Most people don’t realize it, but getting stronger and sleeping go hand in hand. In fact, sleep is one of THE  most important components of the recovery cycle.(click headline for more)


HEALTH

Dateline: July 10, 2017, from CNN

Solving the problem of sleep in hospitals

A noisy hospital — not to mention interruptions by doctors and nurses and light exposure — can make it difficult to rest when people need it most, according to researchers. And the result of a noisy hospital isn’t just a groggy patient; it can also negatively affect your health, experts warn.(click headline for more)


EDUCATION

Dateline: July 13, 2017, from Huffington Post

California Law Could Change Everything For The Start School Later Movement

A landmark school start time bill crossed a major hurdle this week, passing out of the California Assembly’s Education Committee with bi-partisan support. Already passed by the state senate, this bill stands to make California the first U.S. state to ensure that middle and high schools start at times that allow for healthy sleep.(click headline for more)


SCIENCE

Dateline: July 11, 2017, from Herald Sun

Why sleep could be the antidote for children with ADHD

Up to 70 per cent of children with the condition have trouble sleeping, making it even harder for them to concentrate. …But Murdoch Childrens Research Institute findings indicate small changes to bedtime routine could make a big difference to their lives.(click headline for more)


TECHNOLOGY

Dateline: July 11, 2017, from New Jersey Herald

Under the covers: Sleep technology explodes

Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night’s sleep.(click headline for more)


WEATHER

Dateline: July 12, 2017, from Medical News Bulletin

Impact of Climate Change on Body Temperature and Sleep Quality

A recent article in Science Advances discusses how increasing nighttime temperatures due to climate change may impact human sleep cycles.(click headline for more)


THE FUNNIES

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