National Sleep Foundation Brings the Sleep Community Together for Sleep Health & Safety 2012

WASHINGTON, DC, October 19, 2011 - The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) will hold its annual Sleep Health & Safety conference March 2-3, 2012 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC.

Insufficient Sleep among High School Students Associated with a Variety of Health-Risk Behaviors

According to a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 70 percent of teens are not getting the recommended hours of sleep. This lack of sleep is associated with a variety of risky behaviors such as physical inactivity, alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, fighting, and sexual promiscuity.

People Who Eat and Sleep Late May Gain Weight

Staying up late, sleeping in every day and eating after 8:00 pm may be risk factors in weight gain.

Marriage Problems Linked to Poor Sleep in Toddlers

A new study of more than 350 families found that marital instability when infants are 9 months predicted difficulties falling asleep and staying asleep when they were 18 months old. This finding held true even after considering factors like children's temperaments, parents' anxiety levels, and birth order. However, the researchers found that the inverse wasn't true—children's sleep problems did not predict marital instability.

Sleep and Lifestyle - Managing Priorities and Sleep

Many people have lifestyles that challenge their ability to get a good night’s sleep. Maybe you are a student, shift worker, or just have a busy 

Sleep and Social Media

Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest 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.

Identifying Invisible Sleep Stealers

More often than not, you have a pretty good idea of what is keeping you awake at night — from the cat scratching at your bedroom door to the snoring partner next to you. But not all "sleep stealers" are obvious. Here are some big sleep stealers that could be keeping you up at night and you may not know it.

Food That Could Help You Sleep

Certain foods can actually help your sleep! Learn which ones are perfect for a bedtime snack.

Food That Could Keep You Awake

There are plenty of foods and beverages that can keep you up at night whether or not you realize it.

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