sleep http://kuow.org en 'Black Moon' Imagines A Sleepless American Nightmare http://kuow.org/post/black-moon-imagines-sleepless-american-nightmare "It was a great time for storytellers," says Matthew Biggs, the central character in Kenneth Calhoun's haunting debut novel, <em>Black Moon</em>. The irony of his comment comes with a horrific aftertaste: The world is suffering from a sudden, unexplainable pandemic that's made everyone a perpetual insomniac. Biggs is one of the few who can still sleep. Humanity's state of chronic wakefulness has caused mass insanity — in the noonday sun, dreams overflow and chaos reigns. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:38:06 +0000 Jason Heller 29967 at http://kuow.org 'Black Moon' Imagines A Sleepless American Nightmare Sleep-Deprived Teenagers? Starting School Later Could Help Them Catch Up http://kuow.org/post/sleep-deprived-teenagers-starting-school-later-could-help-them-catch <p>It’s 6:35 a.m. on a recent school day: time for Wendy VanKoevering to do the rounds. Anyone who’s had to wake up a teenager in the morning knows it can be a struggle. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:37:39 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 28780 at http://kuow.org Sleep-Deprived Teenagers? Starting School Later Could Help Them Catch Up Healthful Habits Can Help Induce Sleep Without The Pills http://kuow.org/post/healthful-habits-can-help-induce-sleep-without-pills About one-third of American adults say they have problems falling asleep. And prescriptions for sleeping medications are on the rise, with about 4 percent of people using the drugs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>But sleep specialists say people should exercise caution before deciding to take medication to help them sleep.<p>Take the case of Nancy Sherman, a woman in her 60s who lives in Seattle. Sleepless nights started about four years ago when she lived directly above an "end of the line" bus stop. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:45:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 25530 at http://kuow.org Healthful Habits Can Help Induce Sleep Without The Pills Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times http://kuow.org/post/parents-sleep-deprived-teens-push-later-school-start-times Cristina Sevin knows the drill. Her 15-year-old son Isaac's first alarm goes off at 6:05 a.m.<p>When he sleeps right through it, Mom starts the nudging. But she also has to wake up 16-year-old Lily. She flips on the bedroom lights. "Lily, you gotta get up!"<p>They have to be out the door before 6:35 a.m. in their Annapolis, Md., neighborhood in order to catch the bus for a 7:17 school start. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 07:54:00 +0000 editor 24715 at http://kuow.org Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times The Conversation Goes Mental: Interviews On Psychology And Human Behavior http://kuow.org/post/conversation-goes-mental-interviews-psychology-and-human-behavior <p>This hour on <em>The Conversation</em> we explore the strange and confusing behavior of humans. Why do we act the way we do? And can we change? Psychologists and science writers take us inside the brain to explain our peculiar actions.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:00:00 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 17593 at http://kuow.org The Conversation Goes Mental: Interviews On Psychology And Human Behavior How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep http://kuow.org/post/how-get-good-night-s-sleep <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Birds do it, Bees do it, comic characters use ZZZZs to do it – it's sleep. Some of us get more sleep than others. Some of us are new parents, and we wonder if we will ever catch up on the sleep we missed. Students are some of the most sleep deprived as well.&nbsp;Will we ever get enough sleep?&nbsp;David Hyde gets the answers from Dr. Sarah Stolz, director of the Swedish Sleep Medicine Program. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:27:44 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 15158 at http://kuow.org How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep Does Counting Sheep Work? Tips For A Good Night's Sleep http://kuow.org/post/does-counting-sheep-work-tips-good-nights-sleep <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the National Institute of Health, approximately 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy and restless legs syndrome. Ross Reynolds interviewed Dr. Sarah&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stolz</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the medical director of the&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 17px;">Sleep Medicine Program</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;at Swedish Medical Center</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:36:46 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7726 at http://kuow.org Does Counting Sheep Work? Tips For A Good Night's Sleep Poor Sleep May Lead To Too Much Stored Fat And Disease http://kuow.org/post/poor-sleep-may-lead-too-much-stored-fat-and-disease Is that 6 a.m. workout getting in the way of good sleep? Don't think your fat cells won't notice.<p>A new <a href="http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1379773">study</a> published in the <em>Annals of Internal Medicine</em> finds that inadequate shut-eye has a harmful response on fat cells, reducing their ability to respond to insulin by about 30 percent. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:51:00 +0000 editor 1817 at http://kuow.org Poor Sleep May Lead To Too Much Stored Fat And Disease Adventures In The Strange Science Of Sleep http://kuow.org/post/adventures-strange-science-sleep <p></p><p>David K. Randall never gave much thought to his sleep – until he began sleep walking. That first midnight crash into a hallway wall went him on an investigation into the strange science of sleep. Ross Reynolds speaks with the author about his new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Dreamland-Adventures-Strange-Science-Sleep/dp/039308020X">“Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep.”&nbsp;</a></p> Sat, 06 Oct 2012 04:15:49 +0000 Ross Reynolds 1122 at http://kuow.org Adventures In The Strange Science Of Sleep