Teens’ sleep impacted by electronic media use

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Music, Television, Technology, Etc, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

New research from the University of Adelaide shows more than 70% of South Australian teenagers are experiencing insufficient sleep on every school night, with many reporting the overuse of electronic media such as the internet, video games and mobile phones, which could be contributing to the problem.

Teens’ sleep impacted by electronic media use

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Sleep Cleans Out Gunk in Brain

In CategoryBrain/Mental Health, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

Sleep is essential to wellness!  Sound sleep is achieved through real absorbable nutrition provided by Zija.

~ Uncle Russ

When we sleep, our brains get rid of gunk that builds up while we’re awake, suggests a study that may provide new clues to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders.

This cleaning was detected in the brains of sleeping mice, but scientists said there’s reason to think it happens in people too.

Sleep Cleans Out Gunk in Brain

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Less sleep leads to more eating, more weight gain, research says

In CategorySleep/Insomnia, Weight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

Those who do not get sound daily rest WILL rest in peace sooner. 

Real absorbable nutrition is also required for maximum longevity from proactive wellness. 

GOT ZIJA SUPERMIX?! 

~ Uncle Russ

Sleeping just five hours a night over a workweek and having unlimited access to food caused participants in a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder to gain nearly two pounds of weight.

Less sleep leads to more eating, more weight gain, research says

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Lack of Sleep Makes Your Brain Hungry

In CategoryBrain/Mental Health, Sleep/Insomnia, Weight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

Sound Sleep Is Essential To Proper Weight Loss Along With The Proven Zija Permanent Weight Loss System.

~ Uncle Russ

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.

Lack of Sleep Makes Your Brain Hungry

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Early to bed and early to rise — study suggests it’s keeping kids leaner

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Sleep/Insomnia, Weight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

Ben Franklin was right, at least on the healthy part. “Early to bed and early to rise” appears to have helped a cross-section of early-bird Australian youths keep slimmer and more physically active than their night-owl peers, even though both groups got the same amount of sleep.

Early to bed and early to rise — study suggests it’s keeping kids leaner

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How Little Sleep Can You Get Away With?

In CategorySleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

We all know that we don’t get enough sleep. But how much sleep do we really need? Until about 15 years ago, one common theory was that if you slept at least four or five hours a night, your cognitive performance remained intact; your body simply adapted to less sleep.

How Little Sleep Can You Get Away With?

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Babies who sleep with smoker parents exhibit high nicotine levels

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Tobacco/Smoking
ByRuss Bianchi

“Third-hand smoke” stuck to skin or clothing is responsible for the high nicotine levels seen in babies who share a bedroom with their smoker parents. This is the conclusion of a study carried out in Catalonia, which also shows that ventilating bedrooms is not effective in reducing the levels of toxins from passive smoking.

Babies who sleep with smoker parents exhibit high nicotine levels

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Moderate sleep and less stress may help with weight loss

In CategorySleep/Insomnia, Weight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

I told you so.

GOT ZIJA®?!

~ Uncle Russ

 If you want to increase your chances of losing weight, reduce your stress level and get adequate sleep. A new Kaiser Permanente study found that people trying to lose at least 10 pounds were more likely to reach that goal if they had lower stress levels and slept more than six hours but not more than eight hours a night.

Moderate sleep and less stress may help with weight loss

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Early indications of Parkinson’s disease revealed in dream sleep

In CategoryOther Human Health Conditions
ByRuss Bianchi

During a large-scale study of the socioeconomic costs of this neurodegenerative disease, Danish researchers, some from the University of Copenhagen, discovered that very early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may be revealed in dream or REM sleep.

Early indications of Parkinson’s disease revealed in dream sleep

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As We Sleep, Speedy Brain Waves Boost Our Ability to Learn

In CategoryBrain/Mental Health, Education, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

ScienceDaily (Mar. 8, 2011) — Scientists have long puzzled over the many hours we spend in light, dreamless slumber. But a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests we’re busy recharging our brain’s learning capacity during this traditionally undervalued phase of sleep, which can take up half the night.

As We Sleep, Speedy Brain Waves Boost Our Ability to Learn

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Behavior: Another Good Reason to Sing a Lullaby

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

Children who sleep less than their peers may be at greater risk for abnormal blood glucose levels and other metabolic problems.

Behavior: Another Good Reason to Sing a Lullaby

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Sleep-deprived people make risky decisions based on too much optimism

In CategorySleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

The powers that be in Las Vegas figured out something long before neuroscientists at two Duke University medical schools confirmed their ideas this week: Trying to make decisions while sleep-deprived can lead to a case of optimism.

Sleep-deprived people make risky decisions based on too much optimism
 

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Help children get needed sleep by practicing good sleep habits

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

After-school activities, school work and sports can have your children leading busy lifestyles, making for some late bedtimes. So much activity can take away from sufficient sleep time.

Help children get needed sleep by practicing good sleep habits
 

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As we sleep, speedy brain waves boost our ability to learn

In CategoryBrain/Mental Health, Education, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

Scientists have long puzzled over the many hours we spend in light, dreamless slumber. But a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests we’re busy recharging our brain’s learning capacity during this traditionally undervalued phase of sleep, which can take up half the night.

As we sleep, speedy brain waves boost our ability to learn

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Call It a Reversible Coma, Not Sleep

In CategoryTreatments, Therapy, Recovery, Health Care
ByRuss Bianchi

First, Do No Harm, Secondly Arrest, Thirdly Reverse.  You are in clear and present danger if you are having to be ‘put under’…you may just stay there, 6 feet under, that is…

~ Uncle Russ

Dr. Emery Neal Brown, 54,  is a professor of anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School, a professor of computational neuroscience at M.I.T. and  a practicing physician, seeing patients at Massachusetts General Hospital. Between all that, he heads a laboratory seeking to unravel one of medicine’s big questions: how anesthesia works.

Call It a Reversible Coma, Not Sleep

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CDC: A third of Americans don’t sleep 7 hours

In CategorySleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

(AP) — More than a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night, and many of them report troubles concentrating, remembering and even driving.

CDC: A third of Americans don’t sleep 7 hours

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Moderate Sleep Loss Impairs Vigilance and Sustained Attention in Children With ADHD

In CategoryAttention Deficit Disorder, Baby/Children/Teen Health, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

Children should be getting one third of their daily caloric intake in real fats and oils.  Children should be drinking whole milk and daily playing outside and exercising.  Children should not be inoculated over 60 times, let alone 5 times, with unneeded vaccines and booster in their first 6 or 7 years and should not be consuming ANY soda or fast/junk food.

Also, GOT ZIJA®?!

~ Uncle Russ

ScienceDaily (Mar. 4, 2011) — A new study in the March 1 issue of the journal SLEEP indicates that the ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week. The study suggests that even moderate reductions in sleep duration can affect neurobehavioral functioning, which may have a negative impact on the academic performance of children with ADHD.

Moderate Sleep Loss Impairs Vigilance and Sustained Attention in Children With ADHD

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Blood pressure management: Sleep on it

In CategoryCardiovascular Health, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

A daytime sleep could have cardiovascular benefits according to new research by Ryan Brindle and Sarah Conklin, PhD, from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania in the US.

Blood pressure management: Sleep on it

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Why do we sleep?

In CategorySleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

While we can more or less abstain from some basic biological urges—for food, drink, and sex—we can’t do the same for sleep. At some point, no matter how much espresso we drink, we just crash. And every animal that’s been studied, from the fruit fly to the frog, also exhibits some sort of sleep-like behavior.

Why do we sleep?

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The Claim: Multivitamins Can Disrupt Users’ Sleep

In CategorySleep/Insomnia, Vitamins
ByRuss Bianchi

The majority of vitamins B 6 and B 12 on the market is from rendered pig intestines from slaughter houses; do not consume such products.

GOT ZIJA®?!

~ Uncle Russ

THE FACTS Millions of Americans take multivitamins daily, looking to get all sorts of health benefits. But when it comes to a good night’s sleep, can these pills do a disservice?

The Claim: Multivitamins Can Disrupt Users’ Sleep

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Sleep Cherry-picks Memories, Boosts Cleverness

In CategorySleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

The brain cherry-picks what people remember during sleep, resulting in sharper and clearer thinking, a new study suggests.

Sleep Cherry-picks Memories, Boosts Cleverness

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Santa Claus risks health by flying all night, sleep experts warn

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

There is evidence Santa is “Good To Go”, as recently undisclosed source in The Elves & Mythical Eternally Loyal Brotherhood and Sisterhood Of Goodwill Union of the North Pole, Local #12, was heard to say yesterday.

The unidentified, vertically challenged, member of this powerful workers movement, in senior and advanced toy assembly, while sipping on hot cocoa laced with XM3® was also quoted, off the record: “Santa has IT (XM3® Sports Drink) in the sleigh for Himself and the Reindeer.”

Rumors are flying that the ZIJA® CAN is the most sought after stocking stuffer this Christmas globally, as it also fits in with a red and green theme.

“Drinking life in is what we are all about up here” the PR Department for the North Pole spokesperson quipped, when asked to confirm or deny the use of the most efficacious form of consumable moringa on the planet, by Santa.

~ Uncle Russ

Every year Santa Claus and his team of elves and reindeers stay awake for days and nights so he can deliver presents to children all over the world for Christmas – but he could be putting his and their health at risk. Sleep experts Professor Franco Cappuccio and Dr. Michelle Miller, from University of Warwick’s Warwick Medical School, discuss the pros and cons of Santa’s ‘all-nighter’.

Santa Claus risks health by flying all night, sleep experts warn

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Sound Sleeper? Thank Your Brain Waves

In CategoryBrain/Mental Health, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

Your brain wave wellness is based on proper nutrition.

~ Uncle Russ

Why do some people sleep like logs while others start at every sound? The reason may be all in the brain waves, according to new research.

Sound Sleeper? Thank Your Brain Waves

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Sleep Deprived Kids

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

Research tells us that children in general need to get more sleep, but now new findings indicate that kids from lower income families suffer more from sleep deprivation than middle and upper income kids.

Sleep Deprived Kids

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Many drivers are literally asleep behind the wheel, study finds

In CategorySleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

A new study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that nearly half of all drivers have dozed off or fallen asleep while driving at least once in their lives.

Many drivers are literally asleep behind the wheel, study finds

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Too much technology late at night disturbs sleep schedule for children

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Music, Television, Technology, Etc, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

(NaturalNews) Research presented at SLEEP 2010, the 24th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, has revealed that children who use technology late at night are more prone to develop cognitive problems than children who have regular sleeping patterns that do not involve staying up late on their computers and cell phones.

Too much technology late at night disturbs sleep schedule for children

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Fixing Technical Problems for a Good Night’s Sleep as Kids Start a New School Year

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Education, Music, Television, Technology, Etc, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

ScienceDaily (Aug. 11, 2010) — Getting a good night’s sleep often comes down to technique. Avoiding late-night technology use and keeping a regular sleep schedule are two important techniques to heed as kids head back to school.

Fixing Technical Problems for a Good Night’s Sleep as Kids Start a New School Year

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Secrets of Sleeping Soundly Uncovered

In CategorySleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

Sleep like a log? You can thank your spindles, rapidfire brain waves that act as blockades against noise during sleep, a new study says.

For the research, study co-author Jeffrey Ellenbogen of Harvard Medical School recruited 12 self-described sound sleepers to spend three nights in his “comfy” lab.

Secrets of Sleeping Soundly Uncovered

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Experts say seven hours of sleep is optimal for health

In CategorySleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

(NaturalNews) Researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine have determined that getting seven hours of sleep is optimal for maintaining heart health. Getting too much, or too little, sleep can increase a person’s chances of developing cardiovascular disease, according to the study.

Experts say seven hours of sleep is optimal for health

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Catching Up Is Hard to Do: Negative Effects of Sleep Restriction May Linger After One Night of Recovery Sleep

In CategorySleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

ScienceDaily (Aug. 1, 2010) — A study in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP suggests that a dose of extra sleep on the weekend may be good medicine for adults who repeatedly stay up too late or wake up too early during the workweek. However, even a night of 10 hours in bed may not be enough to cure the negative effects of chronic sleep restriction.

Catching Up Is Hard to Do: Negative Effects of Sleep Restriction May Linger After One Night of Recovery Sleep

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Seven hours the magic number for sleep: study

In CategoryCardiovascular Health, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

People who sleep more or fewer than seven hours a day, including naps, are increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, a study published Sunday shows.

Seven hours the magic number for sleep: study

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Our children aren’t sleeping and we’re medicating them

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Drugs and Drug Companies, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

More Big Pharma fraud.

Got Zija?!

~ Uncle Russ

PROVIDENCE, RI – A new survey of child psychiatrists indicates that insomnia is a major problem among children in mental health treatment and at least a quarter of these patients are given sleep medication. The results of the survey, conducted by Judith Owens, MD, a sleep expert with Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and colleagues, suggests that management of insomnia in this population is a common practice, although the clinical approach varies widely. The study is published in the August 2010 edition of Sleep Medicine.

Our children aren’t sleeping and we’re medicating them

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School day starts too early for sleepy students (and teachers), researchers say

In CategorySleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

Both teachers and students should start out with a good breakfast, not one consisting of carbohydrates and neurostimulants like in energy drinks.

~ Uncle Russ

Sleep in school start time too early If you chose 8:30, you get an A+. According to a new study, students were far more likely to get eight hours of shut-eye at night and were less likely to report being unhappy, depressed, annoyed or irritated when they began their first class at 8:30.

School day starts too early for sleepy students (and teachers), researchers say

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System That Controls Sleep May Be Same for Most Mammals

In CategoryAnimals, Insects, etc, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

ScienceDaily (June 30, 2010) — In a novel mathematical model that reproduces sleep patterns for multiple species, an international team of researchers has demonstrated that the neural circuitry that controls the sleep/wake cycle in humans may also control the sleep patterns of 17 different mammalian species.

System That Controls Sleep May Be Same for Most Mammals

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More adults report excessive sleepiness in the US than in Europe

In CategorySleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

It’s a LACK of nutrients in the food & beverage chain, stupid.

Americans are over fed, under nourished, over stimulated and over drugged and as a result creating pandemics in diabetes, weight gain, cardiovascular problems as well as nutrient deplete triggered forms of cancer.

GOT ZIJA®?!

~ Uncle Russ

Excessive sleepiness is more common in the U.S. than in Europe, which raises concerns for public health and safety, according to a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 8, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that 19.5 percent of U.S. adults reported having moderate to excessive sleepiness, which was comparable between men and women. Furthermore, 11 percent of participants reported severe sleepiness, which was more prevalent in women (13 percent) than in men (8.6 percent).

More adults report excessive sleepiness in the US than in Europe

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Bright Light Therapy Improves Sleep Disturbances in Soldiers With Combat PTSD, Research Finds

In CategorySleep/Insomnia, Treatments, Therapy, Recovery, Health Care
ByRuss Bianchi

ScienceDaily (June 7, 2010) — Bright light therapy has significant effects on sleep disturbances associated with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a research abstract presented June 7, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC.

Bright Light Therapy Improves Sleep Disturbances in Soldiers With Combat PTSD, Research Finds

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Psych Drugs Killing US Military Vets In Their Sleep

In CategoryDeath and Dying, Drugs and Drug Companies, Government, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

More Uncle Sam sanctioned abuse of the military. 

~ Uncle Russ

EL CAJON, CA(PRNewswire) – Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD today announced the results of his research into the “series” of veterans’ deaths acknowledged by the Surgeon General of the Army.Psych Drugs Killing US Military Vets In Their Sleep
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Middle-Aged Men: Could Dwindling Testosterone Levels Decrease Sleep?

In CategoryMen's Health, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

GOT ZIJA?!

~ Uncle Russ

ScienceDaily (May 16, 2010) — At 30 years old, male testosterone levels drop by one to two percent annually. By age 40, men’s quality of sleep begins to diminish. Could there be a link between decreased testosterone and reduced sleep? Absolutely according to Zoran Sekerovic, a graduate student from the University of Montreal Department of Psychology, who presented his findings at the annual conference of the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS).

Middle-Aged Men: Could Dwindling Testosterone Levels Decrease Sleep?

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Less Sleep May Add Up to More Pounds in Adolescents

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Sleep/Insomnia, Weight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

 Less sleep is NOT a good thing in kids, but neither is obesity causing HFCS.

~ Uncle Russ

ScienceDaily (May 4, 2010) — Adolescents who don’t get enough sleep may gain more than some extra time to play video games or text their friends. They also may gain weight, according to research being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Less Sleep May Add Up to More Pounds in Adolescents

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Sleeping Well at 100 Years of Age: Study Searches for the Secrets to Healthy Longevity

In CategorySleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

Want longevity?  Get Zija!

~ Uncle Russ

ScienceDaily (May 2, 2010) — A study in the May 1 issue of the journal Sleep is the first to examine sleep issues in a large sample of exceptionally old adults, including nearly 2,800 people who were 100 years of age and older.

Sleeping Well at 100 Years of Age: Study Searches for the Secrets to Healthy Longevity

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Dreams ‘can help with learning’

In CategorySleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

Live Your Dreams!  (Avoid Lunesta, Ambien and other HARMFUL sleep aids).

~ Uncle Russ

Napping after learning something new could help you commit it to memory – as long as you dream, scientists say.

They found people who dream about a new task perform it better on waking than those who do not sleep or do not dream.

Dreams ‘can help with learning’

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Playing a Video Game Before Bedtime Has Only a Mild Effect on Adolescent Sleep

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Music, Television, Technology, Etc, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

Any electronic activity that stimulates that brain will interrupt sleep cycles.  This will also cause a lack of exercise in the child.  Do not allow such behavior.

~ Uncle Russ

ScienceDaily (Apr. 15, 2010) — A study in the April 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine suggests that playing a video game before bedtime has only a mild effect on the sleep of older male teens.

Playing a Video Game Before Bedtime Has Only a Mild Effect on Adolescent Sleep

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Poor Sleep for Obese Adolescents

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Sleep/Insomnia
ByRuss Bianchi

HFCS is the primary cause of obesity in the US.  HFCS induces inflammation which leads to other problems.

It’s the HFCS stupid!

~ Uncle Russ

ScienceDaily (Apr. 11, 2010) — Obese adolescents go to bed later and sleep less than their lighter contemporaries. This is the finding of a study published in the April issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

Poor Sleep for Obese Adolescents

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Maintaining Regular Daily Routines Is Associated With Better Sleep Quality in Older Adults

In CategorySenior Health
ByRuss Bianchi

Consistency allows for proper nutrient intake and better sleep patterns without the reliance on stimulants, junk food, bad for you beverages and drugs.

~ Uncle Russ

ScienceDaily (Apr. 4, 2010) — A study in the April 1 issue of the journal Sleep found that the maintenance of daily routines was associated with a reduced rate of insomnia and improved quality of sleep in older adults living in a retirement community.

Maintaining Regular Daily Routines Is Associated With Better Sleep Quality in Older Adults

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Americans of all races don’t get enough sleep

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

The reason Americans do not get enough sleep is because they are overfed, undernourished, over stimulated and over drugged.

~ Uncle Russ

By Mary Brophy Marcus, USA TODAY

All Americans are struggling to get more snooze time, but a report out today shows that race and cultural differences play a role in sleep-related habits.Today, the National Sleep Foundation releases its annual “Sleep in America Poll,” which reveals how much sleep Americans are getting, what their bedtime habits are, and who’s seeing the doctor and taking medications when sleep is elusive. This year, for the first time, the report explored differences in the sleep habits of different ethnic groups: Asians, African Americans, Hispanics and whites.

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Americans of all races don’t get enough sleep

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Extremes of Sleep Related to Increased Fat Around Organs

In CategoryWeight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

Lack of sleep not only KILLS, it helps make you FAT & AGE.

~ Uncle Russ

ScienceDaily (Mar. 5, 2010) — Not getting enough sleep does more damage than just leaving you with puffy eyes. It can cause fat to accumulate around your organs — more dangerous, researchers say, than those pesky love handles and jiggly thighs.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. “Extremes of Sleep Related to Increased Fat Around Organs.” ScienceDaily 5 March 2010.

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Extremes of Sleep Related to Increased Fat Around Organs

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The Mathematics Behind a Good Night’s Sleep

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

Good nutrition contributes to sound sleep.  GOT ZIJA?!

~ Uncle Russ

ScienceDaily (Feb. 26, 2010) — Why can’t I fall asleep? Will this new medication keep me up all night? Can I sleep off this cold? Despite decades of research, answers to these basic questions about one of our most essential bodily functions remain exceptionally difficult to answer. In fact, researchers still don’t fully understand why we even sleep at all. In an effort to better understand the sleep-wake cycle and how it can go awry, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are taking a different approach than the traditional brain scans and sleep studies. They are using mathematics.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. “The Mathematics Behind a Good Night’s Sleep.” ScienceDaily 26 February 2010.

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The Mathematics Behind a Good Night’s Sleep

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Family Meals, Adequate Sleep and Limited TV May Lower Childhood Obesity

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Diet, Exercise, Fitness, Sports, Etc, Food and More, Products, Health Dangers, Etc, Weight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

(Note sarcasm) “Oh the HORROR!” to quote Apocalypse Now (the movie)…. 

 Rest, healthy unprocessed food/beverage, and lack of exposure to mindless TV, with ensuing physical activity, actually lower those gaining weight?!  How can this be?!  Must be a misprint…”pass the soda and chips please”…”no make that the latest drug on the TV ad, yeah, that’s the ticket…”

 “Do you want the red or blue pill?  Remember, all I’m offering is the truth.  Nothing more.”  Morpheus to Neo, THE MATRIX

 My advice?  Take the green can.

 Uncle Russ

ScienceDaily (Feb. 8, 2010) — A new national study suggests that preschool-aged children are likely to have a lower risk for obesity if they regularly engage in one or more of three specific household routines: eating dinner as a family, getting adequate sleep and limiting their weekday television viewing time.

Ohio State University. “Family Meals, Adequate Sleep and Limited TV May Lower Childhood Obesity.” ScienceDaily 8 February 2010.

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Family Meals, Adequate Sleep and Limited TV May Lower Childhood Obesity

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