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Fairfax County schools to discuss options for later start times

Students at Fairfax County Public Schools may be able to sleep a little longer if the school board approves proposals that would push back the school start time.

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 07:54am EDT

Tags: school start times, Fairfax County Public Schools, Kristi King, The Washington Post, Fairfax County school board

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Is sleep that important?

Russell Foster, a professor of Circadian Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, thinks so.

Saturday - 04/19/2014, 11:29am EDT

Tags: Russell Foster, University of Oxford

Survey: Happiest couples sleep close together

Couples who sleep closer together are happier with their relationships, according to a new survey.

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 07:27am EDT

Tags: Randi Martin, couples, University of Hertfordshire, Richard Wiseman

Eat, drink, sleep: 10 foods and drinks to help you sleep

Mover over, Thanksgiving turkey -- elk meat is the real master when it comes to delivering sleep-inducing doses of tryptophan. See which other foods and drinks can help you sleep.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 06:37am EDT

Tags: food, drink, tryptophan, Kristi King, The Savory

Tired tips: Don't dwell on exhaustion

Some people will spend the weekend catching up on sleep because they feel beat during the week. But there are other strategies to boost energy.

Saturday - 03/22/2014, 07:55am EDT

Tags: work, health

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

How many people sleep with their pets?

Nearly three-quarters of us - 71 percent - sleep with our pets, according to a survey done by the mattress company Novosbed.

Friday - 03/07/2014, 08:14am EST

Tags: Randi Martin, Pets,

Tricks to reset your sleep clock before Daylight Saving Time

It's time to turn those clocks ahead and that means one less hour of sleep this week. Dr. Neal Maru has tricks to avoid missing that hour and reset your sleep schedule.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 01:12pm EST

Tags: daylight saving time

Is sleeping a group activity? How to get kids back in their own beds

Sleep is a precious commodity for busy parents, but it's hard to get your Zzzs when the kids start jumping in bed with you.

Monday - 03/03/2014, 07:22am EST

Tags: parenting, Dr. Harvey Karp, parents, Randi Martin

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Study: Poor sleep can lead to widespread pain

A bad night's sleep can do more than leave you feeling tired and cranky -- new research shows poor sleep can cause widespread pain.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 08:57am EST

Tags: Arthritis & Rheumatology, Kristi King, widespread pain

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