Early Riser Gene Identified

Early morning people may be genetically determined. In a recent issue of the journal Cell, University of California (at San Francisco) researchers showed that when a human gene was inserted into an otherwise normal mouse, it caused the mouse to wake up early. A...

The Shins Frontman Suffers from Insomnia

File another one under “Celebrities with Sleep Problems” — according to MTV, singer/songwriter James Mercer suffers from bouts of insomnia when he’s under stress, a fact that informed most of the songwriting on the new album “Wincing the...

Kids, Sleep & Caps

Courtesy of Parent Hacks, here’s a great idea to try if your young one wakes up in the night:  send her to bed wearing a cap. During winter, it could be the cold weather that’s waking your child...
Sleeping Sickness — New Advances

Sleeping Sickness — New Advances

Now there are times, especially on Saturday mornings when the kids are up at the crack of dawn, that my wife tells me she wants me to “deal” b/c she must have contracted African sleeping sickness over the course of the evening and just cannot get out of bed.  (By the...

Sleep-Deprived Call Center Workers

A recent article in the The Hindu, the online edition of India’s National Newspaper, caught my eye in that it mentions sleep — specifically, sleep deprivation and insomnia. Those working in IT call centers and BPO’s can suffer from these sleep problems for the...