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One man’s journey toward community through narcolepsy

13 years. That’s how long it took Henry Nutig to receive a formal diagnosis for his constant, daytime tiredness and inability to ever feel rested or sleep well at night. Eventually, Henry would discover his symptoms aligned with type 2 narcolepsy, the more common type of the disorder that causes drowsiness during the day and

A child in a blue shirt sleeping on a white pillow with a white blanket.

Melatonin for kids: A quick sleep fix or something more?

Take a quick walk down the medicine aisle at any grocery store, and you’re likely to notice a shelf with melatonin gummies labeled “for children.” Though supplemental melatonin is only regulated by the FDA as a dietary supplement, meaning, the FDA regulates it less strictly than a prescription or over-the-counter drug, it still appears in

A homeless youth holding a cardboard house with a cut-out window and door.

Covenant House to host third Young Professionals Sleep Out event

ST. LOUIS — Covenant House will host its third annual Young Professionals Sleep Out event on March 20 with 21 sleepers so far, including six staff members participating. The event will take place outdoors in their nearby courtyard from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day and aims to promote awareness and space for

A black gun with five bullets sitting on a surface.

Gun ownership does not improve sleep, says study

ST. LOUIS — A new study published in the Preventive Medicine journal concluded that owning a gun does not impact a person’s sleep disturbance. Terrence Hill, associate professor at the University of Arizona’s School of Sociology, helped conduct the research. In 2019, Hill researched the relationship between fear and gun ownership, which ultimately led to

Young woman wearing pajama and sleep mask standing over yellow isolated background Ready to fight with fist defense gesture, angry and upset face, afraid of problem

Fight Genes with Sleep, According to New Study

There’s no denying that genes can play a large role in our mental and physical health, predisposing some people more than others to certain diseases or conditions. While there’s no changing our genes, there are ways to work with them to optimize our health. One of the healthiest habits you can practice to fight predisposition

Portrait of young man in white t-shirt using mobile phone and smiling. Isolated on blue background

Bring Back Blue Light, Suggests New Study

Almost everyone knows that blue light is disruptive to our sleep cycle, and our favorite devices—laptops, tablets, and smartphones—emit plenty of it. That’s why plenty of people activate their devices’ nighttime modes or banish them from the bedroom entirely when they’re winding down for the evening. Except blue light isn’t all that bad. At least,

A woman in pajamas holds her hands to her head with a pained expression against a pink background; excessive sleep increases stroke risk concept.

Skip the Nap?: New Research Links Excessive Sleep to Stroke Risk

Most know that getting too little sleep can result in some serious health risks. However, getting too much sleep might be as equally harmful. According to research recently published in Neurology, excessive sleeping and napping, along with poorer sleep quality, seems to increase the risk of stroke. The Study This extensive Chinese study examined the

Brown blocks with black letters spelling "narcolepsy" against a black background.
Julia Quade

One man’s journey toward community through narcolepsy

13 years. That’s how long it took Henry Nutig to receive a formal diagnosis for his constant, daytime tiredness and inability to ever feel rested or sleep well at night. Eventually, Henry would discover his symptoms aligned with type 2 narcolepsy, the more common type of the disorder that causes drowsiness during the day and

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A child in a blue shirt sleeping on a white pillow with a white blanket.
Julia Quade

Melatonin for kids: A quick sleep fix or something more?

Take a quick walk down the medicine aisle at any grocery store, and you’re likely to notice a shelf with melatonin gummies labeled “for children.” Though supplemental melatonin is only regulated by the FDA as a dietary supplement, meaning, the FDA regulates it less strictly than a prescription or over-the-counter drug, it still appears in

READ MORE
A homeless youth holding a cardboard house with a cut-out window and door.
Julia Quade

Covenant House to host third Young Professionals Sleep Out event

ST. LOUIS — Covenant House will host its third annual Young Professionals Sleep Out event on March 20 with 21 sleepers so far, including six staff members participating. The event will take place outdoors in their nearby courtyard from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day and aims to promote awareness and space for

READ MORE
A black gun with five bullets sitting on a surface.
Julia Quade

Gun ownership does not improve sleep, says study

ST. LOUIS — A new study published in the Preventive Medicine journal concluded that owning a gun does not impact a person’s sleep disturbance. Terrence Hill, associate professor at the University of Arizona’s School of Sociology, helped conduct the research. In 2019, Hill researched the relationship between fear and gun ownership, which ultimately led to

READ MORE
Young woman wearing pajama and sleep mask standing over yellow isolated background Ready to fight with fist defense gesture, angry and upset face, afraid of problem
Kristen Greif

Fight Genes with Sleep, According to New Study

There’s no denying that genes can play a large role in our mental and physical health, predisposing some people more than others to certain diseases or conditions. While there’s no changing our genes, there are ways to work with them to optimize our health. One of the healthiest habits you can practice to fight predisposition

READ MORE
Portrait of young man in white t-shirt using mobile phone and smiling. Isolated on blue background
Kristen Greif

Bring Back Blue Light, Suggests New Study

Almost everyone knows that blue light is disruptive to our sleep cycle, and our favorite devices—laptops, tablets, and smartphones—emit plenty of it. That’s why plenty of people activate their devices’ nighttime modes or banish them from the bedroom entirely when they’re winding down for the evening. Except blue light isn’t all that bad. At least,

READ MORE
A woman in pajamas holds her hands to her head with a pained expression against a pink background; excessive sleep increases stroke risk concept.
Kristen Greif

Skip the Nap?: New Research Links Excessive Sleep to Stroke Risk

Most know that getting too little sleep can result in some serious health risks. However, getting too much sleep might be as equally harmful. According to research recently published in Neurology, excessive sleeping and napping, along with poorer sleep quality, seems to increase the risk of stroke. The Study This extensive Chinese study examined the

READ MORE
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