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Your 3pm Decaf Drip for July 31, 2017

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Monday mornings are rough even for the curator of SHC… so sometimes the Monday Morning Coffee segment becomes the 3pm Decaf Drip!

Today, SHC offers a list of 10 recent news links (in no special order), with a cup of decaf!

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 have a great week.—The Curator


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Dateline: July 25, 2017, from Restonic

Is Sharing A Bed With Your Pets Putting A Paws On Good Sleep?

A survey by the American Pet Products Association, nearly 50% of dog owners share their space with a canine. …While many Americans see their pets as part of their families, there’s a legitimate concern that dogs and cats are disruptive to sleep. About a third of pet owners said that their pets woke them up at least once per night. More than 60% of respondents in one study reported poor sleep quality when they share their bed with pets for more than four nights a week.(click headline for more)


2.

Dateline: July 26, 2017, from Doctor Steven Park

Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose For Better Sleep

Whether or not you have obstructive sleep apnea, good nasal breathing is vital for optimal health.(click headline for more)


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Dateline: July 25, 2017, from Society for Research in Child Development via Science Daily

Violent sleep patterns, stress hormones change after a violent crime in the neighborhood

Violent crime changes youth’s sleep patterns the night immediately following the crime and changes patterns of the stress hormone cortisol the following day, new research shows. Both may then disrupt academic performance in students.(click headline for more)


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Dateline: July 26, 2017, from Dove Press

Sleep problems in university students – an intervention

The purpose of the current study was to examine the feasibility of the SWIS sleep training, a specialized treatment for college/university students. It addresses insomnia symptoms, nightmares and irregular sleep–wake cycles. First indications of acceptance, feasibility and effectiveness were investigated with several instruments including sleep logs, actigraphy and questionnaires.(click headline for more)


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Dateline: July 29, 2017, from The Guardian

‘It completely destroyed my working life’: your insomnia stories

Insomnia can wreak havoc by having a detrimental impact on work, health and relationships. We asked readers to share their experiences.(click headline for more)


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Dateline: July 30, 2017, from American Sleep Association

Health Span Affected by Sleep Apnea

This topic has been a controversial debate in the industry, but it has also stimulated extensive research.  These researchers believe that treating OSA progression will improve quality of life, as well as delay age-related health decline.(click headline for more)


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Dateline: July 28, 2017, from Alaska Sleep Education Center

How Dreams Can Predict Your Health

According to Psychology Today, …the concept of dreams predicting an illness ‘seems less radical if we first acknowledge that detectable changes occur in the body at the onset of disease, prior to the presence of recognizable symptoms…  These subtle physiological changes are also detected by the brain on a subconscious level, and may be translated into prodromal dreams—dreams that reflect the onset of an illness prior to the appearance of symptoms.’ (click headline for more)


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Dateline: July 31, 2017, from Daily Mail

The life-saving £180 bracelet that gives tired drivers an ELECTRIC SHOCK if they begin to fall asleep at the wheel

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 56,000 accidents a year can be attributed to sleep in the US. Around 25 per cent of fatal and serious accidents in the UK occurred because of driver fatigue.(click headline for more)


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Dateline: July 30, 2017, from Dr. Tipster

Night shifts may hinder body’s ability to repair DNA damage

[T]he key factor behind this observed difference was likely to be suppressed production of the ‘sleep hormone’ melatonin during day sleep relative to night sleep. Melatonin regulates the internal body clock also known as circadian rhythm.(click headline for more)


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Dateline: July 28, 2017, from The Korea Times

’10-hour-break-between-shifts’ enough to stave off bus drivers’ drowsy driving?

South Korea outlined countermeasures to deal with drowsy-driving-related accidents following a series of crashes that took dozens of lives, the transport ministry said Friday.(click headline for more)

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