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Sleep deprivation can increase stress and make people overly emotional and less focused. But the best way to stay ahead of sleep deficits may be to take short naps.
Some companies recognize that work productivity can be hampered by a constant lack of sleep and have responded by installing quiet, comfortable naps rooms.
Dr. Thomas LoRusso, director at the Northern Virginia Sleep Diagnostic Center, gives advice on getting good sleep.
Sleep is an important part of academic success and in Fairfax County, some parents are fighting to give high school students a few more hours of it.
Alcohol increases the likelihood you'll wake up in the middle of the night.
Sleeping should literally be the most relaxing activity, but studies show most people change positions a dozen times or more through the night.
Part of the problem may be the amount of work women have to do before they leave the house.
The odd hours that Metro's overnight bus and train operators and maintenance workers keep is contributing to their fatigue. And those fatigued workers are more likely to make mistakes that cause accidents.
German researchers say humans have an internal alarm clock triggered by stress hormones.
Are you tossing and turning when you try to sleep? Is a pulsating migraine taking over your concentration? If so, Sound Sleeping may be for you. The site lets users combine up to five sounds from a list of 37 to perfect a relaxing mix.