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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.

National Sleep Foundation Poll Finds Exercise Key to Good Sleep

WASHINGTON, DC, March 4, 2013—Exercise can affect your sleep. The results of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America® poll show a compelling association between exercise and better sleep. 

“Exercise is great for sleep. For the millions of people who want better sleep, exercise may help,” says David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). 

Exercise and Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America poll will focus on Exercise and Sleep. We asked the experts on the poll task force to tell us more about important exercise and sleep topics and the research behind them.           

Exercise and Sleep poll results to be released March 4

WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2013- The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) will be releasing its annual Sleep in America poll results March 4, 2013.  Since 1991, the poll is the annual check-up on Americans’ sleep health practices.  This year’s poll will explore the relationship between sleep and exercise.  Prior poll results are available at www.sleepfoundation.org

Sleep Duration Affects Hunger Differently in Men and Women

It is not secret that sleep loss increases appetite. Did you know it can affect men and women differently? Find out more about these differences.

Even Your Fat Cells Need Sleep, According to New Research

Sleep loss doesn't only affect your brain, but also your fat cells. Sounds strange, doesn't it? Learn more about sleep loss and its affects on fat cells.

Longer Sleep Times May Counteract Genetic Factors Related to Weight Gain

Short sleep duration increases expression of genetic risks for high body mass index

Toss out another old wives' tale: Sleeping too much does not make you fat. Quite the opposite, according to a new study examining sleep and body mass index (BMI) in twins, which found that sleeping more than nine hours a night may actually suppress genetic influences on body weight.

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.

Lack of Sleep Makes Your Brain Hungry

New research from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that a specific brain region that contributes to a person’s appetite sensation is more activated in response to food images after one night of sleep loss than after one night of normal sleep. Poor sleep habits may therefore affect people’s risk of becoming overweight in the long run. The findings are published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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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