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Sleep: Facts from around the world

Earlier this month, the National Sleep Foundation published the 2013 International Bedroom Poll. This study was the first of its kind–it compared various countries around the world on sleep matters such as attitude, time and routines. As Russell Rosenberg, PhD, Director of Research and Investigator at NeuroTrials Research states: “This groundbreaking poll suggests that chronic sleep deprivation is a significant global

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New research finds truth in “beauty” sleep

It may seem like common knowledge, but it’s officially true: You look better when you sleep well! Researchers at the University of Michigan recently used a scientific face-measuring system to determine the impact of CPAP treatment on the attractiveness of 20 participants suffering from sleep apnea. Using a technique called photogrammetry – that is, taking

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Sleep Apnea: Are you at risk?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious sleep disorder that causes a person to repeatedly stop breathing during sleep. It happens when the upper airway gets blocked, which is often the result of the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapsing and closing during sleep. The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that

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Teens and the trouble with sleep texting

When it comes to teenagers, texting can get a little out of control. In fact, a recent study found that one in three teenagers send more than 100 text messages a day. At this rate, it’s not surprising that four out of five teens sleep with their phone on or near their bed. In the

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