Sleep, Coaching, and Research

For a better sleep

Not Getting Enough Sleep May Contribute to Mental Decline in Later Years

Chronic sleep deprivation and poor sleep quality have been linked to a number of health problems, but now a new study has identified one more potential risk, namely cognitive decline at old age, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). link

What’s a good night’s sleep worth?

It always amazes me when I hear yet another story about the lengths people will go to in search of a good night’s sleep. I recently came across a headline that read “$175,000 Mattress Sold as an Investment in Good Sleep.” According to the British manufacturer, “A great night’s sleep is what it’s all about” and their high-end mattress costing about $25 per night “is an investment that pays off every day of your life!

Short, Poor Quality Sleep Tied to Increased &#946-Amyloid Burden

In older adults, shorter sleep duration and poor sleep quality are associated with increased β-amyloid deposition, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in JAMA Neurology.

Poor Sleep Habits Linked With Chronic Diseases, Study Says

Getting too little or too much sleep is associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, a new study finds. “Sleeping longer doesn’t necessarily mean you’re sleeping well,” said Dr. Safwan Badr, president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. “It is important to understand that both the quality and quantity of sleep impact your health . . . When and how you sleep is just as important as what you eat or how you exercise.

October trials

October Trials (General_Info)

Beddit Wakes Up Indiegogo with Novel Sleep Sensor (Interview)

Beddit is a Finnish company that is applying the not-widely-known technology of ballistocardiography to track a person’s breathing rhythm andsleep quality, … more

More Texting, More Sleep Problems For College Students

Texting may increase the risk of sleep problems among college students, according to a new study -> more

8 ways sleep can help you lose more weight

By LeeAnn Weintraub, Digital First Media POSTED: 09/18/13, 4:56 PM EDT | Losing weight is not just about cutting back on portions and hitting the gym. The science is clear that sleep can have a serious impact on weight, food choices and the ability to shed pounds.

Insomnia unlocked: Why sleep loss and deprivation is an epidemic, and how mindfulness may be the solution

Fear of not sleeping is at the root of insomnia and its self-perpetuating cycle, experts say, but controlling our reactions to not falling asleep, and listening carefully to the “demons” may provide answers and solutions to this particularly devastating modern day psychological ailment.

Wellmu goes further

WellMU is a mashup engine for wellness companies to conveniently access their customer’s data in numerous wellness-related services. WellMU gathers, unifies, and analyses all wellness-related data and provides it for further use through a well-implemented REST API.