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People lose too much sleep over worrying about sleep

People lose too much sleep over worrying about sleep

By Megan Park, Photo Editor

March 20, 2018

When did getting enough rest become burdensome? As a high school student, it’s difficult enough to try to get a full seven to eight hours of sleep each night. As a result, many students and adults resort to tracking their sleep, becoming heavily focused on the number of hours they sleep per night....

Phones Should Go to Sleep Before Students Do

The blue light emitted from cell phones disrupts students’ sleep.

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2016

A generation of addicts. Facebook, YouTube, Netflix, Twitter, Instagram. All distractions. All addictions. Today’s society is consumed with the use of cellphones and electronics, and these distractions can have a negative effect on one’s quality of sleep. An hour before going to sleep, cell phones...

Texts From Last Night

By By Nicole Weltmann, Staff Writer

December 22, 2011

It is 3 a.m., and you just sent your friend a text message without knowing it. According to the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute, sleep texting is when someone texts while sleeping, most likely during the non-rapid eye movement cycle. Sleep texting could be considered a parasomnia, an abnormal or unwanted...

Rare genetic mutation shortens sleep cycle to six hours

By Allie Curwin Staff Writer

October 27, 2011

  On a typical Monday morning, adults and children alike struggle to drag themselves out of bed and get on with their day. However, for the few people with the hDEC2 sleep mutation gene, functioning on a minimal amount of sleep is not a problem, it’s a lifestyle.   According to Ying-Hui Fu, Professor...

Senior petitions for sleep

By Kalli Klusaritz, Archives Manager and Anu Jain, News Production Editor

October 9, 2009

With the start of a new school year, there is a renewed interest in the recurring debate over early high school start times and whether an additional hour of sleep in the morning could have a positive impact on students.   Richard Montgomery senior Josh Rothman has taken up the cause in favor of...

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