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Sleep Report 2023

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This document provides information about why and how to get better sleep. Entries are chronological with the most recent at the top. The title of each entry includes the source and date. Last year’s sleep report is also available. [View 2022 Report]

PBS NewsHour (21 May 2023)

“Not getting enough sleep? Here’s how researchers say it affects your health” — More than 50 million Americans struggle with chronic sleep disorders, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. New research suggests that being in tune with the body’s circadian rhythm — a 24-hour internal clock that regulates sleep cycles — is crucial for our health. Dr. Jennifer Martin, president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, joins John Yang to discuss. [Source]

The Guardian (23 Feb 2023)

“Good quality sleep can add years to people’s lives, study suggests” — The Guardian, Kevin Rawlinson, 23 Feb 2023 at 2:03 EST. Excerpt: “The study found that, compared with people who had zero to one favourable sleep factors, those who had all five were 30% less likely to die for any reason, 21% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, 19% less likely to die from cancer, and 40% less likely to die of causes other than heart disease or cancer.” [Source]

NY Times (15 Feb 2023)

“How a Consistent Sleep Schedule Might Protect Your Heart” — NY Times, by Dani Blum, 15 Feb 2023. Excerpt: “New research affirms what doctors have long advised: Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day for big health benefits. There are a few tried and true pieces of advice that sleep doctors always give for battling insomnia: Watch those alcoholic drinks at dinner, cut the afternoon coffee, stop scrolling before bed. And please, they beg: Keep your sleep schedule consistent. Flip-flopping between wake-up times — jolting awake at 7:30 on a Friday morning and then dozing until the afternoon on Saturday — wreaks havoc on our internal body clocks.” [Source]

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com