Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Throw out the old idea that exercise has to happen early in the day for you to sleep more soundly.
Early-morning exercise not your thing? It doesn't have to be, according to the National Sleep Foundation. USA Today reports exercising during the four hours before you go to bed doesn't necessarily hinder slumber. The 2013 Sleep in America Poll, released Monday, March 4, finds people who exercise at any time of day report sleeping better and feeling more rested than those who don't exercise. It also finds people who exercise in the last four hours before bedtime report sleeping just as well as those exercising earlier in the day. The idea that exercise late in the day negatively affects sleep was always based on conjecture and anecdote, the report says. The theory was that the stimulation of exercise, combined a rise in body temperature…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A new study found a correlation between the number of calories people consumed and how long they slept.
Thursday, February 7
A new study shows an association between what we eat and how we sleep. Research in a new study from the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine has found an association between the number of calories consumed and how long study participants slept. The research is published in the journal "Appetite" According to a report by the Huffington Post, researchers looked at the daily number of calories and foods consumed by people who were part of the 2007-2009 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Researchers also gathered information on the amount of time the study participants slept, placing them into four categories — "very short" sleepers, or those who slept fewer than five hours a night; "short" sleepers who …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Some are calling for an end to Daylight Saving Time — what do you think?
It's been a week since Barrow residents "sprang" forward — are you feeling any effects from the shift? According to a Harvard professor — click here to watch the video — the time change in which individuals turn their clocks clorward and hour so evenings have more daylight not only disrupts sleep patterns. It reportedly leads to an increase in traffic accidents and lower employee productivity. Another news article links the spring time change to an increased risk for heart attacks. Some are calling for an end to the "madness" of Daylight Saving Time — those who oppose springing forward and falling back can sign a petition online. Barrow Patch wants to know if you are feeling any effects from the time change. Do you think Daylight Saving …