Week in Sleep: Fling Your Springs

By Alyse Borkan  |  Apr 17, 2015
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While you were up late enjoying the first real signs of spring, we kept up with these sleep stories. Here’s everything you need to know to sleep soundly this weekend:

There are a lot of advantages to earning more money, but getting a good night’s sleep may not be one of them. It turns out that, the more money people make, the less they sleep. (The New York Times)

In a long-term study, toddlers who slept less than 10 hours a night tended to have more emotional and behavioral problems at age five. (The Huffington Post)

A new study released this week suggests sleep apnea may hasten the decline of memory, leading to earlier diagnoses of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. (NBC News)

Can’t figure out why you’re gaining weight, or why it’s so difficult to drop those extra pounds? You might be suffering from sleep deprivation — even if you swear you’re getting enough sleep each night. (The Huffington Post)

Spotify has compiled a list of the tracks most likely to appear in playlists designed to put people to sleep. The result may constitute history’s most powerful sedative: The Top 20 Most-Streamed Songs For Sleep, Globally. (PSFK)

Starbucks introduced the latest Frappuccino flavor: S’MORES! It will roll out April 28, and is made of a marshmallow-flavored whipped cream base — topped with milk chocolate sauce, a layer of classic coffee Frappuccino, graham cracker syrup, then another layer of marshmallow whipped cream and some crushed graham cracker. Yum. (Mashable)

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