Friday, March 18, 2016 by Sharon Nichols Keith The Snooze: A Pop Quiz on Childrens' Sleep, Grading the Pres. Candidates, & 2016 Social Impact (CSR) Trends

Your rundown of sleep, technology, startup, and social impact news from Leesa.

The Snooze 3.18.2016: A Pop Quiz on Childrens' Sleep, Grading the Pres. Candidates, & 2016 Social Impact (CSR) Trends

Your rundown of sleep, technology, startup, and social impact news from Leesa.

 

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Pop Quiz: How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?
Parents have a poor understanding of how much sleep their children need, according to a new study out of New Zealand. A full 25% of parents thought their children needed less sleep than recommended guidelines, while 20% thought their children needed more. According to the researchers, the findings echo similar research done in North America. Unsure how much sleep your child should be getting each night? Here are the official recommendations from the U.S. National Institutes of Health. [Fox News]

 

Daily Snooze Leesa MattressGrading the Presidential Candidates’ Startup & Tech Policies
The presidential race has been clouded by controversies outside of the policy realm, but Engine did a thorough review of the candidates’ positions on startup and tech issues and released a report card for all the major players. The report grades the potential nominees on privacy/security, intellectual property, education/talent/workforce, and broadband access and infrastructure. And yes, one candidate did receive an F. Engine

 

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“All Sleep is Not Necessarily Equal.”
A New York Times reader wrote in to the publication’s health blog “Well” recently with an interestingly common-sense sleep question. If you can theoretically break up a 30-minute workout into smaller chunks during the day and still get the same positive health effects, does the same principle apply to sleep? Can you make up for sleep deficits by taking frequent naps? Unfortunately, the answer is “no,” but you’ll have to read the Times’ health journalist Karen Weintraub’s excellent response for the full explanation. [The New York Times]

 

Daily Snooze Leesa MattressSocial Impact Trends of 2016
Bmeaningful, a Toronto-based jobs site for applicants seeking purpose-driven careers, released its predictions for social impact trends of 2016. Check it out to learn how to ensure that social responsibility remains a priority for your company or organization. [Bmeaningful]

 

Daily Snooze Leesa MattressStop Stressing & Feel the Emojis 8)!!
Does the idea of leaving your phone at home induce anxiety? Do you feel like you must be available via email, instant message or text 24/7? Chris Flack, co-founder of Unplug, which runs “technology detox workshops,” says the first symptom of tech stress is sleep deprivation. “Even the blue light on the phone can prevent people from sleeping well,” he says. Skim the article at the link for the Irish Times’ analysis of tech stress and potential solutions. [The Irish Times]

 

Daily Snooze Leesa MattressToday’s Productivity Hack
Take a cue from tech-based companies like Facebook and Asana, which have declared Wednesdays strictly off-limits for meetings. The rule officially makes hump-day the most productive day of the week. [Flox]

 

 

2 thoughts on “The Snooze: A Pop Quiz on Childrens’ Sleep, Grading the Pres. Candidates, & 2016 Social Impact (CSR) Trends

  1. Devora says:

    1st night on my new leesa so far it was a great night

    1. Hi Devora! I’m so glad you love your Leesa. My husband and I sleep on a king sized one and we both love it too.

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