Sleep, Coaching, and Research

For a better sleep

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.

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.

Facial Expressions Reveal Sleep Quality

Science has now found that certain facial changes such as red eyes, puffy face and bags under the eyes mean that the person hasn’t slept well. link

Improved sleep may improve exercise duration

The length of an individual’s sleep appears to influence their participation level in exercise the next day, according to a small study published in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. more

Beddit Sleep Tracker Doesn’t require wearable Tech

Whoever said “you can sleep when you’re dead” obviously never tried to forgo this important life function themselves for more than a couple nights. Getting enough sleep is so important to our body’s concentration, memory and daily function that the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called insufficient sleep a “public health epidemic.” link

Most people sacrifice sleep for ‘fear of missing out’ online

Nine out of 10 people are sacrificing a good night’s sleep in order to stay in touch on the internet, a survey has showed. link