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Monday Morning Coffee for August 7, 2017

SHC vets the week's sleep news so you don't have to!

SHC has vetted the week’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: August 5, 2017, from Perth Now (Australia)

A quarter of Aussies take sickies for sleep deprivation

A quarter of working Australians may take one sick day per month as a result of poor sleep, according to a recent survey.(click headline for more)


NATIONAL NEWS

Dateline: August 2, 2017, from The Atlantic

The Uneven Health Toll of Sleep Deprivation

A lack of sleep might be contributing to racial disparities in diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes, particularly for women.(click headline for more)


POLITICS

Dateline: August 4, 2017, from Bloomberg

Trump Administration Halts Federal Effort to Combat Truckers’ Sleep Disorder

Two agencies in the Department of Transportation announced Friday that they will no longer pursue a regulation to combat obstructive sleep apnea, which prevents people from getting decent rest and has led to drivers nodding off behind the wheel. The federal government was considering screening truck drivers and train engineers for the disorder.(click headline for more)


OP-ED

Dateline: August 4, 2017, from The Sacramento Bee

People are sleeping in dirt. Will Sacramento County ignore millions in free money for homelessness?

As the man outside the hospital said, people are sleeping in dirt. People are sleeping in pollution. The county has a choice: It can keep punting, or it can realize that opportunity is the flip side of crisis.(click headline for more)


BUSINESS

Dateline: August 5, 2017, from Sleep Junkies

Circadia’s New Sleep Tracker is Actually a Sleep Aid

You may have read in the news that the sleep technology industry is booming. [Circadia CEO and co-founder] Fares Siddiqui agrees but he also says the market is in a mess.(click headline for more)


LIFESTYLE

Dateline: August 3, 2017, from Dr. Craig Canapari

Late to Bed, Late to Rise in a 5 year old

[S]ome children are on a later schedule. It is usually due to lifestyle, a biological preference for a night time schedule, or both. It also commonly occurs over summer vacations.(click headline for more)


ENTERTAINMENT

Dateline: August 3, 2017, from Reader’s Digest 

This Is Literally the Most Boring Movie Ever Made—and It Could Be Just What You Need

Being touted as the dullest movie ever made, Baa-Baa Land is about nothing—specifically sheep doing nothing.(click headline for more)


SPORTS

Dateline: August 4, 2017, from NetDoctor

6 fitness non-negotiables of a Hollywood trainer

Poor sleep can elevate the stress hormone cortisol and decrease the release of anabolic hormones such as testosterone and growth hormone.(click headline for more)


HEALTH

Dateline: August 5, 2017, from Metro

Girl has a rare disorder that makes her sleep for 16 hours a day

The condition is rare, and some sufferers can sleep for weeks and months at a time, just waking up to use the loo or briefly eat.(click headline for more)


EDUCATION

Dateline: August 3, 2017, from KWCH-12

Plan for later California school start times gets mixed grades

To supporters, a delayed start time would allow students to get more rest, which would lead to better performance in the classroom. But others predict the plan would disrupt families and cause more problems that it would solve.(click headline for more)


SCIENCE

Dateline: August 3, 2017, from UT Southwestern Medical Center via Science Daily

Muscle, not brain, may hold answers to some sleep disorders

A new study shows that a protein in the muscle can lessen the effects of sleep loss in mice, a revelation that challenges the widely accepted notion that the brain controls all aspects of sleep.(click headline for more)


TECHNOLOGY

Dateline: August 6, 2017, from South Florida Reporter

How Technology Kills Your Sleep And What To Do About It (Video)

Do you check your social media one last time before heading to bed, the light of your smartphone screen shining brightly in your dark room? Or do you enjoy cozying up with your laptop at night to watch the latest episode of your favorite television series?(click headline for more)


WEATHER

Dateline: August 3, 2017, from Heavy

Top 10 Best Cooling Mattress Pads

Typical mattress pads add more material which means more warmth within your mattress, but cooling mattress pads are developed with technology that gives you all the benefits of a thick mattress pad, without the extra heat.(click headline for more)


THE FUNNIES

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