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Studies Link Fatigue and Sleep to MLB Performance and Career Longevity

Two new studies show that fatigue may impair strike-zone judgment during the 162 game Major League Baseball season, and a MLB player’s sleepiness can predict his longevity in the league.

16th Annual National Sleep Awareness Week® Means Daylight Saving Time is Coming

National Sleep Foundation Reminds Everyone to Get A Good Night’s Sleep When Clocks Move Forward An Hour

ARLINGTON, VA (March 6th, 2013) – The annual ritual is almost upon us.  Daylight Saving Time returns at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 10, when people throughout the country move their clocks ahead one hour, and too many of them end up being sleepy for the next few days because of an hour of lost sleep.

Simulated Mission to Mars Reveals Critical Data about Sleep Needs for Astronauts

Success of interplanetary human spaceflight hinges on routine sleep and behavioral activity, multicenter study shows

When Sleepiness Interferes With Your Life, It's Time to Get Answers

National Sleep Foundation Launches New Website on Excessive Sleepiness

WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2013-- The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) launched a new website today to help millions who suffer from excessive sleepiness. This online resource center explains how excessive sleepiness affects health, safety, and everyday performance, and provides free patient resources. 

Does night work put women's health at risk?

There may be a link between night shifts and breast cancer in women. Learn more about this link.

CDC Study Finds 30% of American Workers Sleep Less Than Six Hours a Night

A new CDC study shows that overall, 30.0% of workers responding to the 2010 National Health Interview Survey reported short sleep duration (?6 hours per day). The prevalence of short sleep duration varied by industry of employment with a significantly higher rate among workers in manufacturing compared with all workers combined. Among all workers, those who usually worked the night shift had a much higher prevalence than those who worked the day shift.

FAA Issues Final Rule on Pilot Fatigue

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Michael Huerta announced a sweeping final rule that overhauls commercial passenger airline pilot scheduling to ensure pilots have a longer opportunity for rest before they enter the cockpit.

Sleep Disorders Linked to Poor Health and Reduced Occupational Performance in Police Officers

Sleep disorders affect about 50 – 70 million Americans. Most sleep disorders go undiagnosed or untreated. When untreated, sleep disorders have been associated with increased risk for injuries and accidents. They are also linked with additional physical and mental health issues.

Study Suggests Flexible Workplaces Promote Better Health Behavior, Well-Being and Sleep

A flexible workplace initiative improved employees’ health behavior and well-being, including a rise in the amount and quality of sleep and better health management, according to a new study by University of Minnesota sociology professors Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen, which appears in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Study: Physical Activity Impacts Overall Quality of Sleep

People sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day if they get at least 150 minutes of exercise a week.

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