A recent study by Soomi Lee, assistant professor at the University of South Florida’s School of Aging Studies and director of the Sleep, Stress and Health (STEALTH) Lab shows the importance of consistent, quality sleep. “Consecutive sleep loss was associated with decreases in positive emotions, increases in negative emotions, and greater frequency of severity of…

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The average adult should be getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night to be healthy. Yet sometimes even that much doesn’t feel like enough. It all depends on the quality of your sleep. Here are a few things to look out for to see if you’re suffering from sleep deprivation: You Fall Asleep…

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Sleep is vital for everyone’s health, but especially children who are going to school with a large amount of people. Improving children’s sleep health should be seen as a top priority. At school, kids get exposed to all kinds of germs. A good night’s sleep might be the immune boost that your child needs to…

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A recent study conducted at the USF School of Aging Studies has highlighted the negative impact of inconsistent sleep. The symptoms that can result from inconsistent sleep affected both physical and mental health. The Study Soomi Lee, an assistant professor at the USF School of Aging Studies, analyzed diary data from nearly 2,000 adults who…

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According to a recent report published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, as many as 36% of adults have reported sleep problems during the pandemic. Coronavirus patients were hit particularly hard by this trend, with 75% of them experiencing disturbed sleep. 44 studies were analyzed to learn these findings, with the United States and…

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The sunny days of summer are exciting. Beach trips, picnics, and barbecues are finally back on the agenda! But you may not realize how this warmer weather is affecting your sleep habits. Studies have shown that cooler temperatures help facilitate deep sleep. In contrast, warmer temperatures may make your sleep less consistent or restful. Try…

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A recent study has found that older people struggling with insomnia benefited from listening to calming music at bedtime. According to study co-author Yen-Chin Chen, an associate professor of nursing at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Tawian, music therapy was found to be effective for older adults with sleep disturbances. However, not all types…

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Smartphones with a “night mode” feature have claimed to help you get a better night’s sleep after spending an evening on your phone. The idea behind this stemming from the assumption that light emissions from your phone would impact your sleep quality. However, BYU psychology professor Chad Jensen recently compared the sleep outcomes of 167…

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During cold and flu season, this year especially, there may be times when you’re struggling to get enough sleep. But quality sleep plays an essential role in helping your body get better. Here are some tips that may help you catch a few extra Z’s, even when you’re sick: Use a humidifier. Warm, moist air…

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Many aspects of daily life are affected when sleep quality deteriorates. Sleep impacts physical health, mental health, nutrition, and more. While education around the importance of sleep is improving, it hasn’t been enough to stop people from developing unhealthy habits. A 2018 study showed that 50% of the population is regularly getting less than 6…

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