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Researchers Trail Twitter to Track World's Mood Swings: Work, Sleep and Daylight Play Role

Using Twitter to monitor the attitudes of 2.4 million people in 84 countries, Cornell University researchers found that people all over the world awaken in a good mood – but globally that cheer soon deteriorates once the workday progresses.

Catching a breath -- wirelessly

New noninvasive ways of measuring sleep-disordered breathing are in development.

Follow Sleep Health & Safety 2011 Conference on Twitter

The National Sleep Foundation Sleep Health & Safety conference begins today, March 17, 2011 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. If you are unable to attend, you can follow our Twitter feed for presentation re-caps, and feedback on abstracts being presented at the conference.

Mercedes-Benz Launches Drowsy Driving Device

Researchers at Mercedes-Benz closely studied more than 550 male and female drivers and the physiological indicators that occur when fatigue sets in while driving. The research shows that drowsy drivers demonstrate a pattern of lane drifts and making minor steering errors that are often corrected quickly and abruptly.

Circadian Simulation Software to Help Improve Astronauts and Shift-workers Sleep

Shifting work schedules can wreak havoc on a person's ability to get enough sleep, resulting in poor performance on the job. Researchers have developed software that uses mathematical models that can help people who do shift or night work or who experience jet lag due to travel across time zones. The Circadian Performance Simulation Software (CPSS) uses complex mathematical formulas to predict how an individual will react to specific conditions.

Sleep and Social Media

Twitter, Facebook and MySpace are a lot of fun. These social media Web sites make it easy for us keep up with the latest trends and catch up with friends and family.

Good Sleep, Eating Together and Less TV Can End Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a top concern for parents and health care providers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 9 million children in the USA between the ages 6 – 19 years are overweight or obese.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Sleepers

If you have a friend or someone in your family who can be described as a fan of sleeping, the following are some great gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season.

New Alarm Clock Tracks Your Sleep

In general, alarm clocks only do two things: They keep the time and they generate a loud, obnoxious noise to remind you to get up. But a new alarm clock reviewed in the New York Times has an additional function: It monitors your sleep.

Internet Could Help Battle Insomnia

A recent study in the Archives of General Psychiatry found that people who participated in an online program to treat insomnia actually improved their sleep.


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