This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 3, 2020
While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week
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Workplace bullying and sleep—A systematic review and meta-analysis of the research literature
SLEEP MEDICINE REVIEWS
February 25, 2020
From the research study: “Although the causes of sleep problems are complex and multifactorial, previous systematic reviews and meta-analyses have established psychosocial stress at the workplace as an important precursor. Work related stress has in fact been reported as the most frequent self-reported cause of sleep problems and sufferers often attribute their sleeping problem to different work related factors. Thus, identifying and preventing work-related precursors of sleep problems are therefore highly important with regard to reducing sleep related costs for individuals, employers, and society.”
Takeaway: Seems obvious to everyone except employers!
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Thoughts on the Association Between Sleep and Obesity
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
March 2, 2020
From the commentary: “In this issue of Pediatrics, Xiu et al longitudinally followed children 2 to 6 years of age with yearly objective measurements of sleep and adiposity. They found that more frequent late sleep was associated with greater increases in measures of adiposity and that this association was more pronounced in children of parents with overweight or obesity. ”
Takeaway: Genetics and lifestyle (nature and nurture) suggest things we can and cannot control. This is where common sense needs to be the rule of the day. More exercise, healthier eating habits, and a consistent sleep schedule are the three pillars of good health for a reason.