This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 10, 2020
While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week
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WORLD SLEEP DAY IS
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020!
With basketball tournaments looming, 72% of men admit to staying up late to watch sports
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SLEEP MEDICINE via NEWSWISE
March 3, 2020
From the research study: “In a survey conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), 58% of Americans admitted to staying up past their bedtime to watch a sporting event—including 72% of men. With a full schedule of games lasting into the night, basketball is likely to steal sleep from many fans this month—and losing sleep has consequences.”
Takeaway: And there are so… many… games!!! No wonder they call it March Madness.
SLEEP HYGIENE WATCH
Is a Weighted Blanket the Sleep Solution You’ve Been Waiting For?
March 3, 2020
From the interview: “On the bright side, I’ve found that when I’m inside my little weighted nest, I do experience a dip in fidgeting and mind-wandering, bringing on both quicker and deeper sleep. …My experiences notwithstanding, I reached out to Mollie McGlocklin, creator of Sleep Is A Skill—a resource for the sleep-deprived—for a slightly more scientific perspective on the matter. Through her own sleep struggles and her experience with clients, Mollie sheds some light on the benefits of weighted blankets, and how best to approach one for the first time.”
Takeaway: Hey, whatever works!