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

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.

Lack of Sleep May Increase Calorie Consumption

If you don’t get enough sleep, you may also eat too much — and thus be more likely to become obese.

That is the findings of researchers who presented their study at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions.

Sleep Deprivation Can Slow Reaction Time

Sleep deprivation can have an enormous impact on your health and happiness. Apparently, it can also affect your ability to make split-second decisions, according to a recent study in the journal SLEEP. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin split 49 West Point cadets into two groups, 21 of whom were deprived of sleep and 28 of whom were well-rested, and tested them on tasks that require quick decisions. According to the study, participants in each group performed the tasks twice, separated by a 24-hour period.

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