May 21, 2013 — New, young drivers are much more likely to have an accident if they're short on sleep, researchers say. And teenage drivers are far more impaired than adults when facing an equivalent lack of sleep.
Mar 11, 2013 — Less sleep equals more eating, according to a rigorous new study. People who slept just five hours a night burned more energy but also ate more — so much more that they gained almost 2 pounds in less than a week.
Aug 21, 2012 — A new study finds that when teens don't get the sleep they need on a given night, the next day all kinds of things can go poorly. The study builds on a body of evidence that finds sleep and learning are inextricably linked.
Apr 27, 2012 — People who are working more than one job are sleeping less than most, as are people working more than 40 hours a week. Divorced and separated people are short on sleep, too. Working the night shift can wreck your sleep habits and hurt your health.
Feb 13, 2012 — For some people, getting a good night's sleep seems like an impossibility. A new batch of gadgets and apps tries to help troubled sleepers learn how to get their best rest.
Dec 20, 2011 — A study of nearly 5,000 police officers in the U.S. and Canada finds 40 percent had sleep disorders. These sleepy cops had a greater likelihood of having sleep apnea, a disorder with big health implications. They were also much likelier to fall asleep while driving.
Aug 8, 2011 — Parents often think poor sleep is their cross to bear, but night after night, it can lead to a permanent sleep disorder, especially for mothers, sleep researchers say. One sleep researcher says there are a lot of alternatives to medication to solve the problem.
May 19, 2011 — Three sleep experts respond to questions submitted by listeners on chronic sleep deprivation, sleep meds, and more.
Apr 26, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, America's energy options, and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris on his documentary, Marriage Equality. In the second hour, getting enough sleep, and author James Cross on his book, Punching Out.
Apr 21, 2011 — People can adapt to overnight work, but it is very hard to do. On their days off, people who work nights tend to switch back to the daytime schedules their friends and families keep. The switching dogs them when it is time to go back to work.