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Looking to catch up on the latest discussions and research in the world of shuteye? I've got you covered. Here's this week's Nightcap:

Streaming vs. Sleeping

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings doesn't see Amazon, Hulu or other streaming services as competitors. During a press call, Hastings said the biggest threat to total Netflix domination is the vital neurobiological process we call sleep: "When you watch a show from Netflix and you get addicted to it, you stay up late at night. You really — we’re competing with sleep, on the margin." But, as far as we know, there's no rivalry between Netflix and chill (yet). [Recode]

Two minutes to dream recall

People who frequently remember their dreams, according to a new study, wake up during the night for longer periods of time than those who rarely or never have a totally crazy, f-ed up dream they just need to tell you about. In order to facilitate dream recall, researchers found, awakenings have to last for at least two minutes — and they can occur during any stage of sleep. [Van Winkle's]

No such thing as a positive spin

If you see something sad (a lost puppy crossing the street alone!) and then re-interpret the situation so that it's not actually sad (the puppy isn't alone; it's just being walked on a very long invisible leash?), you're engaging in an emotion-regulating behavior called "reappraisal." And a new study says that people who have depression or anxiety and aren't sleeping lack the capacity to re-appraise crappy situations to make themselves feel better. [Neuroscience News]

High school shouldn't start before 8:30 

The American Academy of Sleep Science published a statement saying teenagers shouldn't start school before 8:30am. Research has linked early school bells with undesirable outcomes including car accidents, mood disorders and A-less report cards. Because teenagers are biologically wired to keep later hours, authors argue that later school times would let students learn when they're alert and ready to soak up knowledge. [USA Today]

...and college classes should be later, too

The movement for later school start times has mostly focused on middle-and-high school students. But undergrads are still teens, at least for the first year or two, and thus still dealing with teen things like zits and mean girls and delayed body clocks. Currently, most bastions of higher education offer classes as early as 8am. But, according to a recent study that explored the link between sleep and cognitive functioning, co-eds would benefit from beginning the school day at 10am or 11am. [NPR]

The "father of sleep medicine" (might) let you fall asleep to TV 

William Dement, who founded the big-deal Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, went on "Here and Now" and discussed such hot topics as naps (he started taking 'em), Trump's sleep habits (he's skeptical) and bedtime screen-time (not necessarily bad). [NPR