How America sleeps: Spotlight on Seattle

Are people really sleepless in Seattle? SHC takes a look.

Here are ten recent links to the world of sleep in Seattle.


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SHC is feeling the time change here in Seattle! Known as the Emerald City, Seattle is also known for dark days and long nights in the fall and winter, with a lot of caffeine consumption and SAD tossed into the mix.

Previously in the spotlight:

  1. Here are 13 clinical research studies actively recruiting for patients in the greater Seattle area. Targeted interests include insomnia, comorbid conditions (such as arthritis, asthma, and multiple sclerosis), novel therapeutic technologies for sleep apnea, and more.
  2. Nov 6, 2018: Sleepless in Seattle to return to movie theaters for its 25th anniversary (Entertainment Weekly)
    “The Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks-starring classic Sleepless in Seattle is set to return to theaters next month for the film’s 25th anniversary. To celebrate a quarter century since its release, Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment are bringing the Nora Ephron-directed rom-com back to nearly 400 cinemas for just two days, Dec. 2 and 5, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (all local times).”
  3. Oct 29, 2018: When Daylight Saving Time 2018 Ends In Puget Sound (
    “Longer nights …induce drowsy driving. Of course, most of us don’t go to sleep the moment it gets dark or wake up the moment the sun peeks over the horizon in the morning, but our internal clocks hardwire us for that kind of sleep cycle.”
  4. Oct 28, 2018: Are you feeling foggy this fall? You might be experiencing SAD (HeraldNet)
    Paul Schoenfeld: “During my first December in the Northwest, I felt groggy and foggy in the morning. I looked like one of our gray days. I put on a couple of pounds from all the lovely scones I was eating with my two lattes a day. It all happened slowly. I really didn’t know what was happening. …I was experiencing symptoms of seasonal affective disorder or SAD.”
  5. Oct 23, 2018: The Benefits of CBD for Older Adults (Seattle Weekly)
    “According to Project CBD1, a website where scientists summarize the current research on medical uses of cannabis and CBD in particular, ‘in the United States, approximately 70 million people suffer from insomnia, insufficient sleep or another sleep disorder …several patients with sleep issues report that ingesting a CBD-rich tincture or extract a few hours before bedtime has a balancing effect that facilitates a good night’s sleep.'”
  6. Oct 15, 2018: Judge: Wrongful death lawsuit over Highway 522 can proceed (HeraldNet)
    “The 2014 wreck happened when a 24-year-old driver in a Mitsubishi Eclipse crossed the center line into oncoming traffic near Fales Road. Washington State Patrol troopers believe that he fell asleep at the wheel, drifted onto the shoulder, struck a construction barrel and overcorrected. …Stanley and Joan Kinger, who were in their 70s, were struck in their vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. The Mitsubishi driver’s baby girl, Isabella Rose Bednarski, also was killed.”
  7. Oct 11, 2018: To Play Well In London, Sleep “Is As Important As Anything” For Seahawks< (
    “Players were given three-sheet guides for ‘pre-travel sleep & fatigue management,’ which suggested slowly adjusting their sleep to go to bed progressively earlier each night beginning Sunday after playing the Rams. Also included was information on how to maximize sleep while on the plane, and how to best adjust once in England.”
  8. Oct 7, 2018: UW, struggling with homelessness, looks to keep people from camping in buildings (Seattle Times)
    “This fall, while the UW is trying to help the homeless people who are around it, it’s also struggling with a regional homelessness crisis that drifts onto the open campus.”
  9. Oct 3, 2018: How to stay healthy and energized during fall and winter travel (Seattle Times)
    “Jet lag can put a definite damper on the early days of your trip. Some people find that their sleep is horribly disrupted when flying between Seattle and, say, New York, while others don’t get knocked off course unless they cross an ocean. Jet lag happens because your circadian rhythms, or internal body clocks, are out of sync with your new time zone. Your internal clocks tune into the 24-hour cycle of light and dark, and also your activity and rest patterns.”
  10. Sept 24, 2018: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Talks Space, Scheduling And The Importance Of Good Sleep (Chief Executive)
    “‘Jeff insists on eight hours of sleep and doesn’t do any meetings before 10 am, and purposely schedules high intellect-demanding meetings before lunch.”
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