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Study: Sleep loss can cause permanent brain damage

Pulling all-nighters or doing shift work can do more than leave you groggy -- it can cause permanent brain damage, according to a new study.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 11:38am EDT

Tags: sleep, sleep loss, University of Pennsylvania, Journal of Neuroscience, Sigrid Veasey, brain cells

Still no decision on Fairfax start times, budget impact unknown

Fairfax County school officials are still weighing their options as they consider delaying start times for high school students.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:36am EST

Tags: Fairfax County Public Schools, school start times, Kathy Stewart, teens

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Hitting the road? Hit the sack first

Driving drowsy is a huge problem around the holidays.

Monday - 11/25/2013, 04:27am EST

Tags: sleep, driving, drowsy, drowsy driving, safe driving, Paula Wolfson

The perfect midday snooze might not be a power nap

Sleep experts say there is a science to figuring how and when to get a little midday shuteye, and the most useful nap depends on what the napper needs.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 07:25am EDT

Tags: sleep, napping, Paula Wolfson, work

Sleep plays critical role in maintaining good health

Sleep affects your health more than you may realize.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 08:38am EDT

Tags: sleep, veronica robinson, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Health

Short naps: Best way to stay ahead of sleep deficits

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.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 07:53am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, sleep, naps, napping,