Research & Articles
In addition to interesting research papers and articles, the following list includes sleep related topics not specifically covered on this site. I'll be adding more regularly, so be sure to check back often.
- Sleep Time for Children & Teens - Do children need to sleep more than adults? And, what happens if they don't get enough sleep? This interesting article from the NYT quotes the results of various studies on how much children and teenagers should sleep and what happens if they don't. There are some great 'take-aways' at the end of the article, for example, later start times at school leads to better grades.
- Sleep and the Elderly - An interesting article by the BBC that draws on data from the University of Surrey and the Harvard Medical School. Elderly people tend to sleep less, but is this a function of less need for sleep or an increase in sleep disorders and general trouble sleeping?
- Sleep Problems & Solutions During Pregnancy - Another piece from the BBC, this one covers problems that often arise due to pregancy, along with a few simple solutions.
- Race and Sleep Correlations - This article from the New York Times quotes experts from the Center for Sleep and Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine on the differences between sleep patterns in different races. White people sleep longer than black or hispanic people. Is this due to genetics or social factors?
- Mayo Clinic Sleepwalking Section - This section covers something I don't cover on this site: sleepwalking. It goes over the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and when to see a doctor.
- Harvard Guides - Four guides from Harvard University on strategies for women and children and getting a good night's sleep.