And with TV, computers, and video games to distract them, people of all ages are sleeping
less than their parents or grandparents did a few generations ago.
Robert Stickgold of Harvard University suggests that mother and baby whales and dolphins may have evolved an unusual form of sleeping
When Eve Van Cauter and co-workers limited 12 healthy young men to just four hours of sleep for two consecutive nights, their leptin levels were 18 percent lower and their ghrelin levels were 28 percent higher than after two nights of sleeping
for ten hours.
Increasingly, there are natural alternatives available for those looking to avoid synthetic sleeping
whenever possible, sleeping
residents are allowed to sleep through to the next round).
Fenella came in complaining of difficulty sleeping
through the night.
Induction of upper airway occlusion in sleeping
individuals with subatmospheric nasal pressure.
Occasional pieces also urged regularity in children's sleep arrangements - "never limit a healthy child as to sleeping
or eating .
A groundbreaking study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (Winter 2006) attributes significant improvements in back discomfort, sleep comfort, and quality to sleeping
on a new mattress.
Sleep is a key indicator of overall health Americans who say they have very good or excellent health and quality of life report sleeping
18 to 23 minutes longer on average in the past week than those who rate their health and quality of life as just good, fair or poor.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), side sleeping
is no longer recommended as an alternative to back sleeping
fly simply sits motionless, usually for many hours a day.