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Looking to catch up on the latest discussions and research in the world of shuteye? I've got you covered. 

Kids ruin sleep for mom, but not dad 

Based on data from more than 5,800 adults, researchers at Georgia Southern University found that mothers get less sleep when kids are in the house. Dads, however, catch the same amount of Zzzs whether or not they live with blanket-hoggers in footie pajamas. [American Academy of Neurology]

Sleepy teens turn into scofflaws 

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania looked up criminal records for 101 men who'd participated in a study on sleepiness levels as 15-year-olds. Those who'd reported daytime fatigue as teens were 4.5 times more likely than their perkier classmates to have commited crimes (real ones, not traffic infractions) by age 29. (Stay tuned for more coverage of this study from Van Winkle's.) [University of Pennsylvania]

Do wise owls become early birds? 

With a little help from experts, I explored the challenges of being a late-to-bed person in an early-to-rise world. Should circadian others conform to society's 9-to-5 norms or let their body clocks dictate their schedules? [Van Winkle's]

If morning people are going to self-sabotage, they do it in the morning

A seemingly counterintuitive study, courtesy of Indiana University: Researchers found that early birds, who wake up feeling alert and motivated, are more likely to set themselves up to fail when they take on stressful tasks in the morning compared to other times of day. Why? Well, it takes a lot of mental effort to engage in self-handicapping, which is when you shield your ego against potential failure by creating circumstances that make it impossible to succeed. So, you're best-equipped to screw yourself over during your peak performance hours. [Indiana University]

Neurofeedback, real or fake, might help insomnia

In neurofeedback, people learn to self-regulate brain function by watching real-time displays of their brain activity. In a study, 30 patients spent four weeks doing real and sham neurofeedback (in which they watched brain activity unrelated to sleep). They reported comparable improvements in sleep quality after doing both treatments. [Sleep Review Mag]

Ambien stories never get old

If you haven't lost an hour, or four, reading about internet strangers' adventures in Ambi-land, then you're missing out. Here's a taste of the "Things I did on Ambien" subreddit. Viva la walrus. [Mashable]

More people are drinking themselves to sleep (or trying to)

In a survey of 5,000 British adults, a quarter of respondents admitted to knocking back the occasional nightcap before bed, compared to 16 percent in 2013. The bedtime boozing intel comes from the Great British Bedtime Report, an annual survey conducted since 2013. [Sleep Council]

In defense of delayed sleep

After years of trying and failing to keep "normal" hours, an extreme night owl comes to terms with her off-kilter sleep-and-wake schedule. [Vox]