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  • Sleep duration affects risk for ulcerative colitis

    Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia News From Medical News Today
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you are not getting the recommended seven-to-eight hours of sleep each night, you may be at increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis, according to a new study1 in Clinical...
  • Self-reported sleep disturbances are linked to higher risk for Alzheimer's disease in men

    Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia News From Medical News Today
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University demonstrate that elderly men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men without...
  • Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says

    MedicineNet Sleep General
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/28/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Sleep Apnea Gear Doesn't Squelch Sex Life, Study Says

    MedicineNet Sleep Apnea Specialty
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Sleep Apnea Gear Doesn't Squelch Sex Life, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Nintendo Is Developing A Sleep-Tracking Device

    MedWorm: Sleep Disorders
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Nintendo announced Thursday it is developing a new device that will track people's fatigue levels and "map their sleep" without making physical contact with them. The device, which has yet to be named, comes from a newly created health care division within the Japanese game company -- a division that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says he expects will turn a profit in the next two years. Nintendo will develop the device in partnership with ResMed Inc., a medical equipment company that creates devices to treat sleep disorders. ResMed is best known now for its S+ device, which it calls "the…
 
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  • Nintendo Is Developing A Sleep-Tracking Device

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Nintendo announced Thursday it is developing a new device that will track people's fatigue levels and "map their sleep" without making physical contact with them. The device, which has yet to be named, comes from a newly created health care division within the Japanese game company -- a division that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says he expects will turn a profit in the next two years. Nintendo will develop the device in partnership with ResMed Inc., a medical equipment company that creates devices to treat sleep disorders. ResMed is best known now for its S+ device, which it calls "the…
  • What Is it Like for a Medical Student to Cut Open a Body for the First Time?

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    What is it like for a medical student to cut open a body for the first time?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Answer by Jae Won Joh, sleepy medical dork I simultaneously felt awe, fear, excitement, humility, cowardice, courage, frailty, strength, embarrassment, curiosity, sorrow, and joy. This was only my second day of medical school, but there I was, in the basement, with a real human body in front of me, preparing with a…
  • The hidden hazards of cold medicines

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Over-the-counter remedies come in handy when the common cold strikes. But it's important to remember that the remedies are still medications that can interact with other drugs and interfere with existing health problems, reports the November 2014 Harvard Health Letter. "I think people underestimate these medications because they can get them without a prescription," says Laura Carr, a pharmacist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. It's important to read the list of active ingredients of any medication before taking it, even if it's something bought over the counter. Not sure…
  • Sleep in midlife women: effects of menopause, vasomotor symptoms, and depressive symptoms

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    ConclusionsMaintenance insomnia, most evidently because of night sweats and hot flashes, seems to be the major type of insomnia in postmenopausal women and has to be considered when choosing insomnia treatment for this group. Initiation of sleep and daytime vitality are not, in general, affected by menopause. (Source: Menopause)
  • Vitamin D levels and menopause-related symptoms

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    ConclusionsThere is no evidence for a clinically important association between serum 25(OH)D levels and menopause-related symptoms in postmenopausal women. (Source: Menopause)
 
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    MedWorm: Sleep Apnea

  • Innovative study utilizing video games shows sleep apnea may affect memory of everyday events

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Sleep apnea may affect your ability to form new spatial memories, such as remembering where you parked your car, new research suggests. The study demonstrates through the playing of a specific video game that disruption of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep as a consequence of sleep apnea impairs spatial memory in humans even when other sleep stages are intact. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: MedWorm Search is coming back soon. Watch this space...
  • Innovative study using video games shows sleep apnea may affect memory of everyday events

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    (NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Sleep apnea may affect your ability to form new spatial memories, such as remembering where you parked your car, new research led by NYU Langone Medical Center sleep specialists suggests. The study, published online Oct. 29 in Journal of Neuroscience, demonstrates through the playing of a specific video game that disruption of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep as a consequence of sleep apnea impairs spatial memory in humans even when other sleep stages are intact. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
  • Vibration Signals of Snoring as a Simple Severity Predictor for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    ConclusionsSBI may serve as a portable tool for screening patients and assessing OSA severity in a non‐hospital setting. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
  • Why You Should Never Ask 'Have You Tried...?'

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    One day I walked into the doctor's office and I came out with a diagnosis. At first the diagnosis gave me relief, even joy. At last I have an answer. I know what the problem is, and surely I can therefore find the solution. I can get better. I can feel better. I will be whole again. It's all good from here. You'd think that incurable, life-long stuff would hit you immediately, right in the cerebral cortex and wham! a solution would process. Sadly, it doesn't work like that. Incurable and life-long are concepts that are beyond the human ability to process immediately. In my case, it was beyond…
  • Sleep Apnea Devices Market Will Witness Growth Owing To High...

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    Latest Report Global Sleep Apnea Devices Market Analysis Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020 available at GrandViewResearch database. View full report with TOC -...(PRWeb October 28, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/sleep-apnea-devices/market-industry-forecast/prweb12282607.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
 
 
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Does cancer grow more aggressively at night?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Scientists studying relationships between different types of cells have encountered some new and potentially important information about how—and when—cancerous tumors grow most aggressively. According to a new study, cancerous tumors may grow faster at night, during the hours typically taken up by sleep. Their discovery may point the way toward new, circadian-aligned strategies for treating cancer. Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have found evidence that some cancers may grow more quickly during nighttime, resting hours than during the waking day. The finding came…
  • Does your sleep wax and wane with the moon?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Do you notice changes in your nighttime self around the time of the full moon? I’m not talking about howling at it. I’m talking about changes to your sleep. A new study by researchers at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg has identified a link between sleep patterns and lunar phases, especially at the time of the full moon. Their study included 47 healthy young adults. Researchers found sleep was delayed by an average of 25 minutes around the time of the full moon. They also found sleepers to be more vulnerable to sleep disruption during the time of the full moon. At the time of the new…
 
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    Sleep Apnea Thoughts

  • The End of Sleep Medicine (Part 2)

    Edward Grandi
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    "You can have any color you want, as long as it is black." - Henry FordMy earlier posts paint an uncertain picture about the future of sleep medicine as it relates to the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. That said, I see that there are a number of inescapable realities. I have listed them below and included my thoughts about them. How the sleep medicine community chooses to deal with these realities and possibly others will likely dictate the future of sleep medicine. Reality #1 - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a chronic condition, is far more prevalent than originally…
  • The End of Sleep Medicine (part 1)

    Edward Grandi
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    "Rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated" - Mark Twain I believe the field of Sleep Medicine about to enter a golden age. There is a convergence of several occurrences that leads me to that. First, people spend a lot time talking about their sleep, mostly how they don't get enough of it. The technology (i.e. smartphones) has now advanced to point it can provide the tools for people to not only measure, relatively accurately, how much sleep they are getting but help improve the quality of their sleep. Witness the success of the Kickstarter campaign that raised $1,000,000 in…
  • The ASAA first PSA posted to YouTube seven years ago... a classic, Thanks NIH!

    Edward Grandi
    16 Mar 2014 | 5:06 pm
  • Must-have-titles for your Sleep Bookshelf...

    Tracy Nasca
    15 Mar 2014 | 4:38 pm
     Dr. Dement's 1991 book set the stage for the discussion about the importance of sleep to health. Our hope is that he will have an opportunity to provided an updated version.Written in 1993 Professor Stradling's book is still an authoritative text on the subject of sleep apnea - diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Lavie's book is a fascinating history of the study of breathing with some unlikely characters along the way.Dr. Park, an ENT surgeon has an interesting take on how to address issues of sleep and sleep- disordered breathing.There are so many other volumes on the subject worth…
  • One chapter ends and another begins….

    Edward Grandi
    14 Mar 2014 | 3:38 am
    After 10 years at the helm of the American Sleep Apnea Association, I step down, bowing to the Board of Directors’ decision to set a new direction for the Association under new leadership.I am proud of what we have accomplished to raise the visibility of the ASAA, putting the patient at the center in our efforts to combat sleep-disordered breathing along with our partners nationwide.Successes with shout-outs – ·        First Sleep Apnea Awareness Day lecture with David Rapoport (2005) ·        Apnea Support…
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    Sleep Advice, Tips, and Information from SleepBetter.org

  • Why Can’t Teens Just Go To Bed Earlier?

    Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    The debate about school start times is raging in school systems across the country.  Studies have found that later start times for high school can lead to fewer teen car accidents on Monday through... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Ask SleepBetter: Lack of Sleep and Chronic Pain

    Staff
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Have you wondered about something related to sleep, but just can’t find the answer? Lots of people do, and that’s why we created Ask SleepBetter. You can ask your own question on the SleepBetter... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Use Sunlight to Reset Your Body Clock After the Time Change

    Staff
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Most people agree that the spring time change, when clocks move forward and we lose an hour, is easier than the fall time change when we gain an hour.  But, for many, any tinkering with the clock on... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Ask SleepBetter: A Question from a Young Visitor

    Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Have you wondered about something related to sleep, but just can’t find the answer? Lots of people do, and that’s why we created Ask SleepBetter. You can ask your own question on the SleepBetter... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Sleep Your Way to Better Exam Grades

    Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    It’s college midterm exam time, but whether you’re getting ready for a big test at school or a big presentation at work, sleep should be an integral part of your preparation.  Here are... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
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    Insomnia Blog

  • The benzodiazepine that may harm the environment

    Martin Reed
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Oxazepam is a benzodiazepine that is commonly used to treat anxiety and insomnia. According to a Swedish study, this drug may be harming the environment. Researchers exposed 2 year old Eurasian perch to high and low levels of Oxazepam. They also exposed the eggs of this fish to 3 different concentrations of Oxazepam. Researchers found that mortality rates of the fish were significantly reduced by exposure to Oxazepam (even when exposed to levels below that measured in treated waste water). This isn’t necessarily good news since increasing the survival rates of one species can affect an…
  • The reason why seniors (and those with Alzheimer’s) find sleep difficult

    Martin Reed
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    As we age, we typically find it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep – yet we don’t really know why. A new study set out to determine why seniors (and adults with Alzheimer’s disease) appear to be more susceptible to insomnia. The study looked at the brains of 45 individuals over the age of 65 who had worn sleep tracking wristbands. Researchers found that the brains of these individuals appeared to have fewer ventrolateral preoptic neurons. It would appear that the loss of these specific neurons leads to increased sleep disruption. This study was the first to discover that…
  • Why you should never trust morning people

    Martin Reed
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    It turns out that morning people are more likely to cheat and behave unethically at night. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University and the University of Washington set out to examine the relationship between the ethical decisions people make based on whether they are early risers or night owls. Early risers were found to be more ethical in the morning and more dishonest at night. Night owls were found to be more honest at night and less honest during the day. In other words, people were found to be more dishonest when they were outside of their preferred time of day.
  • Perhaps the moon doesn’t influence our sleep after all

    Martin Reed
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    I’ve not mentioned the moon’s influence on sleep since 2013 – and that’s because there isn’t much out there in the way of firm evidence to prove a genuine link. The often quoted study that I wrote about in 2013 states that a full moon reduces sleep time by an average of 20 minutes. Yet other studies haven’t found any link whatsoever. In fact, researchers at the Max Planck Institute analyzed data from over 1,000 people and 26,000 nights of sleep. They found no correlation. I suspect we need to see more studies before we can come to any definitive conclusion…
  • Is interrupted sleep just as bad as no sleep?

    Martin Reed
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Researchers in Israel recently set out to figure out why interrupted sleep can be just as bad as getting no sleep at all. They found that interrupted sleep patterns lead to reduced cognitive ability, reduced attention spans and bad moods. In fact, the researchers determined that interrupted sleep was about as good as no more than 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Participants in the study slept a normal 8 hour night, then experienced a night in which they were awakened 4 times during the night, for 10-15 minutes each time. The following morning, participants filled out questionnaires to…
 
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    Cures for Insomnia Now!

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    SiteAdmin
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Viewpoint: Suffering? Don't Move to Florida insomnia and treatment Doctors had given Christopher's father a year to live when they diagnosed him in 2010. Christopher had used marijuana to successfully treat his father's debilitating condition, appetite loss and insomnia for four years until his arrest last April … Read more on Pensacola News Journal Treat insomnia with acupuncture insomnia and treatment From a western perspective, insomnia may arise as a result of depression, stress, breathing issues, or a host of other issues. Treating the symptoms of insomnia may not…
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    20 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    What women should know about menopause treat insomnia naturally My old refuge, sleep, disappeared, replaced by insomnia and nights in which I would sleep for three hours, or four. And then the hot flashes began. At first, I would feel heat rising through my face and head, … She cites the Kronos Early Oestrogen … Read more on The Guardian Drugs or lifestyle changes? Are pharmacists pill-happy? treat insomnia naturally Modern medicine uses potent drugs to treat health problems that are very often a consequence of the maladaptation of Homo sapiens to modern culture or the mismatch…
  • select:These amazing gadgets will help you sleep better

    SiteAdmin
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    These amazing gadgets will help you sleep better help to sleep Sleep is the most valuable commodity that money can't buy. Nothing can make you day like a great night's sleep or stretch out a miserable day when you are not sleeping well. You may have already seen a couple of the tips that I've written about apps … Read more on KomandoAre you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! 8 foods to help you sleep help to sleep According to a recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation, 63 percent of Americans say their sleep…
  • select:Nottingham company develops unique treatment for insomnia

    SiteAdmin
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    Nottingham company develops unique treatment for insomnia homeopathic remedies for insomnia WORKING in a high-pressure job and fighting insomnia every night left Glen Davies trapped in a vicious circle of exhaustion for months. The 25-year-old account executive, who lives in The Park, Nottingham, found himself taking work worries home and … Read more on Nottingham Post Natural Healing homeopathic remedies for insomnia Arsenicum is the number one remedy to help relieve anxiety, depression and insomnia. It helps to stop worriers from worrying so much! It also aids in the cleansing of…
  • select:Computer scientist makes prion advance

    SiteAdmin
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Computer scientist makes prion advance meaning of insomnia Minikel, a computational scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, was hardly impartial — his wife, Sonia Vallabh, carries the genetic mutation that causes an incurable prion disease called fatal familial insomnia. But he thought he saw … Read more on Nature.comAre you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! Worried You're Becoming an Alcoholic? There's a Pill for That meaning of insomnia Men who consume over 7.5 units of alcohol (about four pints) or…
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    Sleepio Blog

  • The bright side of the end of Summer: clock change advice

    Dr. Sophie Bostock
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Photo credit: gnomonic Early on Sunday morning, clocks across the UK will be rolled back an hour, marking the end of the summer’s Daylight Saving Time (DST). You can check your local clock change time and date here. So should we be despairing at the darker winter mornings, or revelling in the extra hour in bed? Why do we change the clocks? The idea was first proposed in Britain in 1907 by a keen horse-rider, William Willett, who was incensed at the waste of useful daylight on summer mornings. The government finally introduced a Daylight Saving Time scheme in 1916, a few weeks after Germany.
  • Sleepio shares the secrets of good sleep at Google

    Dr. Sophie Bostock
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    The Sleepio team took part in an event at Google’s London offices this week to raise awareness of the importance of good sleep for a happy and productive workforce. Sleepio’s sleep experts donned their very best pyjamas to take to the stage! Sleep researcher, Dr Sophie Bostock, explained that poor sleep can interfere with a wide range of desirable work behaviours, from empathising to ethical decision-making. Poor sleep interferes with concentration and accuracy, which can have serious consequences for safety and productivity. Prof Colin Espie explained why a racing mind can keep insomnia…
  • Sleepio app launches for iPhone

    Peter Hames
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    The future is an exciting place. Of course we’ll all have hoverboards and X-Ray specs, but more importantly our phones will become powerful tools to keep us healthy and happy. Today marks a small step in that direction: the new Sleepio iPhone app is now available to download from the App Store! Our new iPhone app allows you to complete the full Sleepio CBT sleep improvement program, presented by your virtual sleep expert The Prof and proven to help you make the changes necessary to overcome even long term poor sleep. By connecting your Jawbone UP account to Sleepio you can pull in your…
  • Big Health at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

    Matt O'Brien
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. Launching in San Francisco today TechCrunch will be bringing Disrupt back to San Francisco to reveal an all new slate of outstanding startups, influential speakers, guests and more to the stage. Attendees will debate the newest trends in technology, what’s causing them and how to thrive in 2015 and beyond. On Wednesday our founder Peter will be discussing the topic ‘Digital Medicine is the New Rx’. Joining Peter on the panel will be Matthew Cooper of Carmenta Bioscience and Glen Tullman of 7wire…
  • It’s not just the view you’re missing out on: workers in windowless offices lose sleep too

    Rosie Gollancz
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    Photo credit: Banalities via flickr Sorry, not great news if you work in an office without windows… A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, investigated daytime light exposure, sleep quality and health-related quality of life in employees who worked in windowless offices compared with those who worked in offices with natural daylight. Those workers in windowless offices reported poorer sleep quality, greater day-to-day limitations due to physical problems and reduced vitality. The windowless workers not only had reduced light exposure during the day but also less…
 
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    Sleep Junkies

  • Breaking through the barriers (to a good night's sleep)

    Emily Mclaren
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sometimes slumber is effortless. But I doubt there is anyone alive who has never experienced sleep disruption at some point in their lives. If these people do exist, well, lucky them! For the rest of us, though, there can be things getting in the way of a night’s sleep – and these can be dealt with in a variety of ways. In the post below I’ve focused on some of the most common barriers to sleep – as well as some advice on managing them. If you are experiencing any of the these sleep barriers it’s important to bear in mind that you are not alone. It may seem like that sometimes, as…
  • The art of rest (for ultimate wellbeing)

    Emily Mclaren
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Looking back, I guess that the advice parents used to dispense when we were young was right all along - a good night’s sleep is central to wellbeing. But it was only after years of being sleep-deprived that I finally understood the value of a good night's slumber. For one thing, good rest does more than just give the body time to relax and repair itself - although of course that's one of the main functions of deep rest. Getting the right amount (and quality) of sleep is essential for mental health. Not getting enough? Well, poor quality sleep has been linked to anxiety and depression.
  • AASM releases free children's storybook apps

    Jeff Mann
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has just released two free new apps to educate children about the importance of sleep. The AASM , whose membership includes over 12,000 accredited sleep centres and individuals, hopes that the two new apps will  "help parents and educators teach children more about animals and sleep" Both apps are adapted from the AASM's illustrated childrens' books; "I See the Animals Sleeping: A Bedtime Story" uses narration and detailed illustration to explore the ways different animals sleep, from tigers to sloths. "The Animals Sleep: A Bedtime Book of Biomes"…
  • Poor sleep can lead to a shrinking brain

    Dr. Eric F. Adams
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    New study links poor sleep with a smaller brain cortex  Grogginess, poor memory, slow reaction times; these are just a few of the well known cognitive and psychological effects caused by poor sleep. But a growing body of research is beginning to cast light on the ways inadequate sleep can produce lasting, physical changes in the structure of our brains. Studies published in recent years have shown that many sleep problems including insomnia, early morning awakening and daytime tiredness are associated with smaller brain volumes. But it's not yet clear whether the atrophy (wasting by…
  • Drink driving kills, but so can sleep deprivation.

    Guest Contributor
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    A question of principles? Let me ask you a question; your drunk friend insists they are okay to drive, and start stumbling towards their parked car. Do you: a) Trust their judgement and allow your friend to drive home b) Feel uncomfortable, but say nothing c) Call them a taxi and tell your friend that they are too drunk to drive We all know that the correct answer should be c), because there have been endless campaigns highlight the effects of alcohol and the dangers of driving whilst under the influence. Now here’s another question; you and a friend pull an all-nighter, and are making…
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    Sleep Scholar

  • The Deadly Consequences of Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders

    SleepDT
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:53 pm
      Undiagnosed sleep apnea as the cause of a major railroad accident is cause enough for concern. What if it was a possible cause for at least two such mishaps on the same Metro-North Railroad in one year, and a ticking bomb for some more?   The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)’s recently released report identified undiagnosed sleep apnea as what led a Metro-North Railroad engineer to fall asleep as the train he was driving through Bronx toward the Grand Central sped through an acute curve killing 4 passengers and injuring 61 more. An undetected broken pair of joint bars…
  • Unmasking Behavioral Issues in Young Children – The Real Issue May be Sleep Problems

    SleepDT
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
      Do not let behavioral and emotional issues in toddlers and preschoolers mask the real issue of sleep problems, highlights a new study published in the journal Child Psychiatry & Human Development   Conducted by John Boekamp, Clinical Director of the Pediatric Partial Hospital Program (PPHP) at Bradley Hospital in Providence, R.I. and his team, the research deals with sleep and sleep problems in young children with behavior issues.   Boekamp believes early sleep problems may be both a cause and consequence of children’s difficulties. The study examined the nature and…
  • Sleep Makes Excellent Sense

    SleepDT
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
      Excerpts of Dr. Richard Bonato’s radio interview on Sleep Disorders BFM Radio station – “The Bigger Picture – Health & Living” http://www.bfm.my/sleeping-disorders-dr-richard-bonato.html   On sleep in general What is the science behind sleep that explains why it is so important?   From what we know today, there are about 30-40 theories on why we sleep. Primarily, we break sleep into two stages – REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep and non-REM sleep. During the first half of the night, we have predominantly non-REM sleep, where we have our deepest sleep. In this…
  • Sleep Apnea in Hispanics and its Association with Cardiovascular Diseases

    SleepDT
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
      How is sleep apnea related to high blood pressure and diabetes among Hispanics? A report following a study of 14,440 middle-aged Hispanic men and women during the period 2008 to 2012 (and published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine shows that the population at risk for cardiovascular disease in this group had also a high prevalence of sleep apnea. There is worse to come though. Sleep apnea in this population is often undiagnosed, and thus untreated too. Not only does this increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other vascular diseases but is…
  • “Dr. Willey Wasn’t Getting Paid And Now He Is” Success Story from the Trenches of Sleep Apnea Dentistry

    David Gergen CDT
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Today, Dr. Willey is the most successful stand-alone sleep practice in the United States.   It isn’t always pleasant or easy to speak of one’s missteps.  A hallmark of dentistry is “getting it right”  the first time and every time.  Key to this commitment is a business model that sees 96-99% reimbursement  of billed fees from dental insurance, and an EBITDA that reflects the profits they’ve earned . Dr Rod Willey America’s most successful Sleep Apnea Dentist What if the dentists weren’t getting paid?  What if they did the work, paid the staff, paid the…
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