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FAA Enacts New Rules To Fight Pilot Fatigue

New rules take effect Saturday to limit pilot hours in the cockpit, and to make sure they’re getting enough rest between flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now requires that all commercial pilots receive 30 uninterrupted, off-duty hours per week – a 25-percent increase from previous regulations. Before they go on duty, pilots must now get 10-hour rest periods, including eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. And depending on when their flight begins, the rules limit a pilot’s time in the cockpit to eight or nine hours.

01/04/2014

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Did You Remember To Change Your Clock?

It is the end of Daylight Saving Time, when we gain one hour of sleep. Dr. Emran Khawaja is a sleep expert at HCMC. He said most of us are sleep deprived, and should enjoy the extra hour. He also recommends keeping a regular sleep schedule, if you can.

11/03/2013

What Is A Secret To Success? Start Your Day Early

Chances are, if you cringe when the alarm clock goes off in the morning, or if you sleep in extra late on the weekends when you don’t have to be up, you are not a morning person. Don’t hit that snooze alarm again.

10/21/2013

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? There’s An App For That

Are you getting enough sleep at night? Many who don’t turn to medications. But what about using your phone to get an extra few minutes of sleep? We are taking a closer look at smartphone sleep apps to determine if they’re good for your health.

10/10/2013

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Get A Jump On Your Back-To-School Sleep Schedule

Memo to students: enjoy the extra sleep now. The school year begins in just a matter of weeks. Minneapolis schools are back in session on August 26. A lack of sleep affects kids significantly.

08/12/2013

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Sleepless In The Summer? How To Catch Some ZZZs

Now that it’s summer and many of us are taking some vacation time, you’d think we’d be sleeping better. However, the summer months tend to make it even harder for us to get a good night’s rest — and it’s because of what we tend to do in the evenings.

06/26/2013

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Officials Say Lack Of Sleep Is Dangerous To Your Health

Sleep is a hot topic these days and we’re finding out how much Americans are not getting. Honestly, how much sleep do you get a night? Missing out on those precious hours can take a toll on your productivity and your health.

05/09/2013

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Frank Vascellaro, A Snorer In Denial, Undergoes Sleep Study

Experts say 40 percent of Americans snore when they sleep. Then there are those of us who have to sleep next to a snorer. And those of us who are in denial. I was convinced my wife Amelia was imagining it, so I went to a sleep clinic to find the truth.

05/06/2013

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Daylight Saving: Springing Forward Harder Than Falling Back

Daylight saving time is this weekend, and we’ll move our clocks forward an hour. While it’s nice to have an extra daylight at the end of the day, this time change can feel like jet lag.

03/08/2013

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Sleepy? You May Need More Than Just Rest

Lack of sleep can negatively affect your concentration and health. Adults should get seven to eight hours of sleep every night.

02/27/2013

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Which Position Gives You The Best Night’s Sleep?

Few things feel as good as a full night’s sleep. But even if you tuck yourself in with eight hours ahead of you before the alarm goes off, there are no guarantees that you’ll feel rested the next day.

02/20/2013

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Good Question: Is Hitting Snooze Bad For Your Sleep?

Many of us swear by it — that last burst of sleep you can only get by hitting the snooze button.

11/13/2012

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Sleeping Fish, Pounds & Popcorn

We begin with Jacob, from Rockville, who asked a simple but wise question: Do fish sleep?

09/14/2012

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 9-7!

The Champ! Wrong Way Football Player Vs. The Challenger Sleepwalking Momma  

09/07/2012

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Sleep Is Critical For Kids Before School

We hear a lot about the importance of getting enough sleep, but for school children, it’s even more critical. Research has shown that kids who suffer from sleep deprivation tend to struggle in class.

08/27/2012

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