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  • Sleeping on stomach 'may raise risk of sudden death in epilepsy'

    Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia News From Medical News Today
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Sleeping on the stomach may raise the risk of sudden unexpected death in people with epilepsy, a new study finds. Researchers say sleeping on the back instead may reduce this risk.
  • Good-quality sleep when younger, not older, may benefit later-life memory

    Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia News From Medical News Today
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    A new study finds maintaining good quality of sleep as a young or middle-aged adult, rather than in older age, may benefit learning and memory later in life.
  • CEA & NSF Wearable Sleep Monitors Working Group

    Sleep News
    mrobbins
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    OverviewSleep technology has incredible potential to improve consumers’ sleep and their health, but in many cases current sleep trackers have not met consumer expectations. It is possible for... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
  • Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study

    WebMD Health Channel - Sleep Disorders
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:20 pm
    But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship
  • Health Tip: When Obesity Affects Sleep

    MedicineNet Sleep General
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Health Tip: When Obesity Affects SleepCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/19/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
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  • CEA & NSF Wearable Sleep Monitors Working Group

    mrobbins
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    OverviewSleep technology has incredible potential to improve consumers’ sleep and their health, but in many cases current sleep trackers have not met consumer expectations. It is possible for... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
  • Sleep Health Index 2014 - Highlights

    mrobbins
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    The 2014 Sleep Health IndexTM is the inaugural edition of a population-level poll to track our nation’s changing sleep habits, problems, behaviors and beliefs. Over time, the National Sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
  • Sleep Health Index 2014

    mrobbins
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:54 am
    The 2014 Sleep Health Index™ is the inaugural edition of a population-level poll to track our nation’s changing sleep habits, problems, behaviors and beliefs. Over time, the National Sleep Foundation... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
  • Lack of Sleep is Affecting Americans, Finds the National Sleep Foundation

    mrobbins
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:43 am
    Lack of Sleep is Affecting Americans, Finds the National Sleep Foundation Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
  • National Sleep Foundation Brings Awareness to Dangers of Falling Asleep at the Wheel

    mrobbins
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today announced that its annual Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is November 2-9. This year, the NSF encourages all drivers to take a pledge against drowsy driving... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
 
 
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    MedicineNet Sleep Apnea Specialty

  • Health Tip: When Obesity Affects Sleep

    19 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Health Tip: When Obesity Affects SleepCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/19/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Hypoxia and Hypoxemia

    18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Hypoxia and HypoxemiaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/20/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea

    13 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep ApneaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/13/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • modafinil, Provigil

    11 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: modafinil, ProvigilCategory: MedicationsCreated: 5/24/2002 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Tonsillitis

    8 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: TonsillitisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
 
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    MedWorm: Snoring

  • The Effect of Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with Tonsillectomy in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Abstract In the current study, we evaluated the effectiveness of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) in treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome. All patients were previously received medical treatment but their symptoms did not resolve. A prospective study was conducted in Shahid Sadoughi Hospital in Yazd, Iran. Several sleep indices were evaluated using polysomnography (PSG) in all patients before performing UPPP and tonsillectomy. All patients were visited 6 months after surgery and PSG was repeated to assess the efficacy of surgical intervention. A total of 48…
  • Should We Stop Performing Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Abstract Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is still one of the most frequently performed procedures for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in adults, with unsatisfactory results. In the era of the mini-invasive/conservative surgery, considering the increasing attention to the disregulation of the peripheral neuromuscular control of the upper airway contributing to pharyngeal collapse in OSAS, with the development of sophisticated treatments such as the neural stimulation of the upper-airway, which role should be reserved to a muscular resective procedure such as UPPP? Being…
  • The STOP-BANG questionnaire: reliability and validity of the Persian version in sleep clinic population

    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Conclusions Persian version of the STOP-BANG performs similar to its original version and is an easy-to-use questionnaire which could be considered as a reliable and valid tool for OSA screening. (Source: Quality of Life Research)
  • Co-upregulation of Toll-like receptors 2 and 6 on peripheral blood cells in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

    21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Conclusions OSA patients had increased TLR2/6 co-expressions on blood immune cells, which were related to their immune cell counts and could be reversed with CPAP treatment. In vitro IHR could induce TLR2/6 co-upregulation. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
  • Co-upregulation of Toll-like receptors 2 and 6 on peripheral blood cells in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

    21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    CONCLUSIONS: OSA patients had increased TLR2/6 co-expressions on blood immune cells, which were related to their immune cell counts and could be reversed with CPAP treatment. In vitro IHR could induce TLR2/6 co-upregulation. PMID: 25604476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
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    MedWorm: Sleep Apnea

  • Effect of prone positioning in mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

    25 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Conclusions To our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the effect of prone positioning in the treatment of mild to moderate OSA. Application of PPP with a more comfortable design in a randomized clinical trial is required to investigate its long term effect in the treatment of mild to moderate OSA. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Impact of the type of mask on the effectiveness of and adherence to continuous positive airway pressure treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:29 pm
    This study reviews theoretical concepts and questions the premise that all types of interfaces produce similar results. We revised the evidence in the literature about the impact that the type of CPAP interface has on the effectiveness of and adherence to OSA treatment. We searched the PubMed database using the search terms "CPAP", "mask", and "obstructive sleep apnea". Although we identified 91 studies, only 12 described the impact of the type of CPAP interface on treatment effectiveness (n = 6) or adherence (n = 6). Despite conflicting results, we found no consistent evidence that nasal…
  • What's in a Dream?

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be terrifying; forgot-to-study-for-my-exam dreams can be stressful. There are several different types of dream classifications, including nightmares, recurring dreams and lucid dreams. Let's look briefly in detail at some distinct forms of dreaming. Nightmares are broadly defined as frightening dreams that…
  • Effect of the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on the Nocturnal Urine Volume or Night-time Frequency in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

    24 Jan 2015 | 2:37 am
    To evaluate the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment on nocturnal urine volume, night-time urine frequency, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). (Source: Urology)
  • The Effect of Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with Tonsillectomy in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Abstract In the current study, we evaluated the effectiveness of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) in treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome. All patients were previously received medical treatment but their symptoms did not resolve. A prospective study was conducted in Shahid Sadoughi Hospital in Yazd, Iran. Several sleep indices were evaluated using polysomnography (PSG) in all patients before performing UPPP and tonsillectomy. All patients were visited 6 months after surgery and PSG was repeated to assess the efficacy of surgical intervention. A total of 48…
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    MedWorm: Narcolepsy

  • Parkinson's disease and narcolepsy like symptoms

    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    • Occurrence of narcolepsy like symptoms in Parkinsons's disease (PD)• Occurrence of diagnosed narcolepsy in 623 patients with Parkinsons's disease• Narcolepsy and cataplexy symptoms are frequent in patients with PD• Subjects with narcolepsy and cataplexy symptoms have also RBD• Subjects with narcolepsy but no cataplexy symptoms have more often sleep attacks (Source: Sleep Medicine)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Teenage boy with 'sweaty nipples' is diagnosed with brain tumour after doctors realise he is actually producing MILK

    16 Jan 2015 | 8:34 am
    The 16-year-old, known only as Duncan, from New York, had also been suffering from narcolepsy and falls, his neurologist reported. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
  • Compulsive modafinil use in a patient with a history of alcohol use disorder

    12 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The mechanism of action of modafinil, a non-amphetamine stimulant, remains unknown. [1,2] Modafinil is prescribed for a variety of medical conditions including narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, shift work sleep disorder, and bipolar depression. [3,4] (Source: General Hospital Psychiatry)
  • Kenya: Girl's Sleep Disorder Leads Mum Into a Public Crusade

    12 Jan 2015 | 12:15 am
    [The Star]Narcolepsy, a rare brain disorder , triggers irresistible bouts of sleep anytime, and anywhere. Anne Nduati explains to Star's Mercy Gakii how they manage her daughter's condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
  • New susceptibility variants to narcolepsy identified in HLA class II region

    11 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Narcolepsy, a sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy and rapid eye movement sleep abnormalities, is tightly associated with human leukocyte antigen HLA-DQB1*06:02. DQB1*06:02 is common in the general population (10–30%); therefore, additional genetic factors are needed for the development of narcolepsy. In the present study, HLA-DQB1 in 664 Japanese narcoleptic subjects and 3131 Japanese control subjects was examined to determine whether HLA-DQB1 alleles located in trans of DQB1*06:02 are associated with narcolepsy. The strongest association was with…
 
 
 
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    Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

  • Flexible work schedules improve health, sleep

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    Giving employees more control over their work schedules may help curb sleep deficiency, according to health researchers. “In the absence of sufficient sleep, we are not as attentive or alert, we process information more slowly, miss or misinterpret social and emotional cues and decision making is impaired,” said Orfeu M. Buxton, associate professor of biobehavioral health, Penn State. “For example, we may misjudge risks by undervaluing negative consequences and overvaluing potential rewards.” About 30 percent of U.S. adults reported not regularly getting a sufficient amount of sleep,…
  • Sleep tight and stay bright? Better sleep in younger years may aid memory in old age

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, but as they hit their seventh, eighth and ninth decades, they don’t sleep as much or as well - and sleep is no longer linked so much to memory, a Baylor researcher says. That raises an “alluring question” - whether improving sleep early in life might delay, or even reverse, age-related changes in memory and thinking, said Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor University’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, who examined 50 years of sleep research for an article in the journal Perspectives on…
  • Insomnia increases risk of motor vehicle deaths, other fatal injuries

    2 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    New research suggests that insomnia is a major contributor to deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes and other unintentional fatal injuries. The results underscore the importance of the “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. Results show that the risk of unintentional fatal injury increased in a dose-dependent manner with the number of insomnia symptoms present. People with all three symptoms of insomnia were 2.8 times more likely to die from a fatal injury than those with no insomnia symptoms, even after adjusting for potential confounders such as…
  • No sedative necessary: Scientists discover new “sleep node” in the brain

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. Discovered by researchers at Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, this is only the second “sleep node” identified in the mammalian brain whose activity appears to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep sleep. Published online in August in Nature Neuroscience, the study demonstrates that fully half of all of the brain’s sleep-promoting activity originates from the parafacial zone (PZ) in the brainstem. The…
  • Could strenuous exercise at night mean better sleep?

    2 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Young adults who exercised vigorously before bed ended up getting better sleep than their peers who reported less strenuous evening activity, a new study found. The results, based on sleep patterns during a single night, go against the usual advice to avoid being too active before bed. “We believe that the present study has the potential to shed light on the issue of whether evening exercising should be discouraged,” Serge Brand of the University of Basel in Switzerland and his colleagues write. “The findings may also have practical implications, since, for most employed adults and…
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    EmaxHealth - Sleep Disorders

  • Get enough of this if you want to improve memory for up to 28 years

    Teresa Tanoos
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age. A new study suggests that getting enough quality sleep when you’re younger results in a better memory when you’re older. Health and Wellness: AgingSleep DisordersFamily HealthGeneral HealthLatest News: Current Newsconditions: Brain & Nervous SystemHeartMental HealthStress Management and Relief
  • Could your E-reader cause unknown health problems?

    Kathleen Blanchard
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    Penn State researchers warn that light emitting devices like your e-reader could interfere with getting a good night's sleep. One reason is because electronic devices seem to interfere with the sleep hormone melatonin. Scientists for a new study wonder if the light from iPads, Kindle and other electronic reading devices could have long-term negative health effects. Authors of a new study say the finding is important given high numbers of people who areHealth and Wellness: Sleep DisordersLatest News: Current News
  • Lack of sleep in teens dramatically increases the risk for obesity

    Harold Mandel
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm
    A lack of sleep among teens has been found to be associated with a significant increased risk for obesity. The consequences of not getting enough sleep can therefore be a lot more serious than simply falling asleep in class. Optimizing sleep duration may help prevent excess weight gain in teens.Health and Wellness: Sleep DisordersLatest News: Current Newsconditions: Obesity Cause and Help
  • Sleep deprivation is associated with false memories

    Harold Mandel
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Sleep is essential for overall good health in body and mind. Yet, many people disregard advice to get adequate sleep on a daily basis and risk their well being by being in a sleep deprived state.Health and Wellness: Sleep DisordersLatest News: Current News
  • Sleep education can help young kids sleep better

    Harold Mandel
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:14 am
    Getting adequate sleep is essential for the healthy development of young kids.Health and Wellness: Sleep DisordersLatest News: Current News
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • What’s in a dream?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric, chasing dreams can be terrifying, forgot-to-study-for-my-exam dreams can be stressful.  There are several different types of dream classifications, including nightmares, recurring dreams, and lucid dreams. Let’s look briefly in detail at some distinct forms of dreaming. Nightmares are broadly defined as frightening dreams…
  • Our Dreaming World

    Dr. Michael Breus
    2 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    Dreaming is a fundamental, seemingly timeless part of the human experience. For many thousands of years, humans have contemplated, theorized about, and given meaning to dreams. Ancient cultures paid great attention to dreams. Among diverse ancient cultures, dreams took on many forms of meaning and significance. Sometimes dreams were warnings and messages from gods or divine entities. In some cases, dreams might be evidence of evil spirits. Dreams were considered a vehicle for predicting the future, a way to communicate with the dead, a means to travel beyond the physical limits of the body.
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    Sleep Advice, Tips, and Information from SleepBetter.org

  • Even One Drink Can Harm Your Sleep

    Staff
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    It’s fairly common knowledge that when you drink a lot of alcohol, the quality of your sleep is diminished.  But, according to a new study, even a single nightcap can negatively impact your... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Naps Are Key To Learning For Infants

    Staff
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    We all know sleep is important for all of us, but for babies it’s critical to not only their health and growth, but also their learning. New research conducted in the UK and Germany wanted to... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • SleepBetter Mattresses

    Staff
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:56 pm
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  • Allergies Can Make You Lose Sleep in Winter, Too

    sysop
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    Everyone understands allergies flare up in the spring, when everything is blooming and there’s a layer of yellow-green pollen on your car every morning.  These allergies can clog your sinuses... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • E-Reading Is Bad For Your Sleep

    Staff
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:21 am
    A new study is just the latest in a growing mound of evidence that shows using electronic devices before bed is bad for your sleep.  This time, the research focused on the use of electronic books, or... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
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    Insomnia Blog

  • Insomnia in teenagers linked to alcohol and drug abuse, sexual regret

    Martin Reed
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:26 pm
    It’s extremely important that children and teens (and adults!) get enough quality sleep. Sleep deprivation in children, and teens in particular, can lead to a number of health issues and a failure to address sleep issues in childhood can lead to chronic insomnia later in life. Unfortunately, teenagers appear to be getting less sleep than ever – and a new study suggests this could lead to alcohol problems, drug use and even regretful sexual behavior later in life. Researchers in the United States analyzed data collected from more than 6,500 teenagers. They found that teenagers who…
  • Stress may not be the direct cause of your insomnia after all

    Martin Reed
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    It’s no surprise that stressful events often lead to short-term insomnia. The real problem arises when short-term sleeplessness develops into long-term, chronic insomnia. It’s thought that as many as 20% of adults suffer from short-term insomnia – and it’s more prevalent in women than men. A recent study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine set out to explore the behaviors that lead to insomnia – and the results are quite interesting. Researchers found that it wasn’t so much the stressful events that led to insomnia – instead, it was how…
  • The disturbing link between benzodiazepines and Alzheimer’s disease

    Martin Reed
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:59 pm
    I’ve written about the potential link between insomnia and Alzheimer’s disease a few times now. As for why there may be a link, the jury is still out. A new study recently put forward a potential culprit – sleeping pills (and more specifically, benzodiazepines). Researchers in France and Canada found that those over the age of 66 who used benzodiazepines for at least 3 months were up to 51% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. The strongest link was found in those who took benzodiazepines for longer periods of time and those who took longer-acting benzodiazepines.
  • New study finds that genes influence insomnia

    Martin Reed
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:06 pm
    In the past 5 years I’ve written about 2 studies that have suggested insomnia may be genetic. This is an interesting area of research, but it doesn’t come up all that often. That being said, I recently came across a new study that aimed to investigate whether insomnia in children and adolescents can be explained by genetic factors. The study involved over 1,400 pairs of twins between the ages of 8 and 18. For those with an average age of 8 to 10, researchers concluded that genetics contributed to 33-38% of their insomnia ratings. As time went by, genetic influence declined –…
  • How to cure insomnia in seniors (without sleeping pills)

    Martin Reed
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:21 pm
    When it comes to sleep quality and insomnia, our seniors tend to get a raw deal. Not only are seniors more likely to find sleep difficult, the prevalence of insomnia amongst seniors is quite astonishing. Unfortunately, the typical response is to prescribe sleeping pills. Chronic insomnia can increase our risk for a number of other health conditions. It’s thought that this is primarily down to increases in inflammation due to sleep deprivation. Seniors are particularly susceptible. A recent study set out to investigate whether tackling insomnia in those over the age of 55 could lead to a…
 
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    Cures for Insomnia Now!

  • select:Unless Chronic, Operator Sleep Deprivation Not Tied to Unsafe PCI

    SiteAdmin
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:21 am
    Unless Chronic, Operator Sleep Deprivation Not Tied to Unsafe PCI sleep deprived Operators were considered acutely sleep deprived if they had performed another “middle-of-the-night” case between midnight and 6:59 AM before the daytime PCI and chronically sleep deprived if they had performed multiple middle-of-the-night PCIs during … Read more on TCTMD Daytime PCI Outcomes Not Compromised By Operators Who Worked Through … sleep deprived "There are multiple studies that have shown sleep deprivation adversely impacts psychomotor and cognitive function," lead…
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    SiteAdmin
    17 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Quick Hits Page opposite of insomnia Insomnia. Alcohol. Any number of things make you disabled. Boredom. You can get on disability for practically nothing these days, 'cause the Democrats are handing out welfare cards to anybody who will take 'em. The Americans with Disability Act is one … Read more on RushLimbaugh.com (subscription)Are you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! The Eight Lessons of Suicide opposite of insomnia That's when my husband, Chris, the father of my three children and my rock for more than 20…
  • select:Poor sleep causes weight gain and susceptibility to diabetes

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    12 Jan 2015 | 1:23 am
    Poor sleep causes weight gain and susceptibility to diabetes sleeplessness causes People who suffer breathing and heart rate abnormalities, called obstructive sleep apnea, are likely to develop diabetes, and the risk increases if they have a hereditary proclivity. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the airways become blocked and … Read more on BioScholar News Ponseti Method requires patience, perseverance of family sleeplessness causes For Henry's parents, who had hoped to have their son in a brace by this point and the sleepless nights caused by the discomfort of the casts behind…
  • select:Kids sleep better with smartphones away, study shows

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    6 Jan 2015 | 11:21 am
    Kids sleep better with smartphones away, study shows how to sleep better LOS ANGELES — If you want your kids to sleep better, consider taking the smartphone away from them at least an hour before they fall asleep – to a different room entirely. Kids who sleep with smartphones by their bedside get less sleep on average than … Read more on Press Herald Getting Better Sleep Will Change Your Life — Here's How To Make It Happen how to sleep better Establishing good sleeping habits is one of the best ways to transform your life — there's little that affects your day more than…
  • select:How my brief patch of insomnia saw me labelled with depression

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    31 Dec 2014 | 9:23 pm
    How my brief patch of insomnia saw me labelled with depression insomnia depression "Jessica Edward." The nurse finally called my name. One more minute in the medical centre and I was sure to contract something nasty. It is a place to be avoided at all costs. All year, the four-metre-square coffin is packed with the sick, herded one … Read more on Sydney Morning HeraldAre you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! Daily Checkup: Dealing with insomnia insomnia depression “When a patient reports having prolonged trouble…
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    Sleep Junkies

  • The 5 biggest sleep medicine no-no's

    Jeff Mann
    18 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    You might think that any kind of treatment for a sleep disorder is better than none, but according to some of the world's leading sleep medicine professionals, some treatments, in specific circumstances, should be avoided completely. As part of a continued commitment to providing high-quality, patient-centred care, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)  has published a list of five common tests and treatments that are not always necessary in sleep medicine, in order to promote better conversation between doctors and patients, reduce medical waste and provide the most appropriate…
  • Overcoming fatigue: a simple 3-part plan for sleep success

    Guest Contributor
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:16 am
    Do you laugh when you hear all the health gurus say that you should be getting 8 hours of sleep? Maybe that’s because you think it’s just a myth. Or maybe you can get those precious hours in, but when you wake up the next day you still feel tired, groggy and lack the energy to power you through the day. Well, don’t feel like you’re alone. According to National Institutes Of Health, “about 70 million Americans of all ages suffer from chronic sleep problems. The 2 most common sleep disorders are insomnia and sleep apnea.” Personally, I had issues with insomnia and getting those…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Sleep Tracking

    Jeff Mann
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:35 pm
    When asked why he wished to climb Mount Everest, the late mountaineer George Mallory simply retorted 'because it's there'. It wouldn't be surprising to get a similar response from the growing community of 'sleep trackers'. Up until a few years ago, the fitness/sleep tracking craze hardly existed. But now things have changed. The last few years has seen an explosion of interest in gadgets and software designed to measure and evaluate our sleeping habits. Many factors have contributed to this - a growing awareness of sleep as a health concern, the ubiquity of smartphones, the rise…
  • 16 essential tips to beat the snoring blues

    Guest Contributor
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:26 am
      Snoring is one of the biggest causes of sleep disturbances, estimated to affect up to 40% of men and 30% of women, and keeping millions awake at night. Sometimes snoring can be a symptom of more serious health conditions such as sleep apnea. But other times snoring occurs as a result of bad habits or lifestyle choices.  So if noisy nocturnal disturbances are getting you down, here's our list of 16 ways to stop snoring naturally. 1) Sleep on your side Sleeping on your side is one of the best ways to stop snoring naturally. Sleeping in this position prevents the soft palate from…
  • Caffeine: get your timing right to avoid sleep problems

    Guest Contributor
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    Caffeine is one of the most widely consumed psychoactive substances in the world. Despite widespread social acceptance and easily availability the fact remains that caffeine is a powerful stimulant -hence it has the potential to significantly impact the quality of your sleep. One of the biggest causes of sleep loss is consuming caffeine too late in the day. Surprisingly, the effect you get from caffeine in the afternoon can be similar to what would happen if you were to consume coffee just before you sleep. This was demonstrated in a 2013 study published in the Journal of Clinical…
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    Sleep News

  • CEA & NSF Wearable Sleep Monitors Working Group

    mrobbins
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    OverviewSleep technology has incredible potential to improve consumers’ sleep and their health, but in many cases current sleep trackers have not met consumer expectations. It is possible for wearables to produce useful sleep tracking metrics, but we need to standardize.
  • Sleep Health Index 2014 - Highlights

    mrobbins
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    The 2014 Sleep Health IndexTM is the inaugural edition of a population-level poll to track our nation’s changing sleep habits, problems, behaviors and beliefs. Over time, the National Sleep Foundation will be able to track the changes in American’s sleep health in order to improve the population’s health.The 2014 index represents the sleep health baseline for America. Key findings include:
  • Sleep Health Index 2014

    mrobbins
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:54 am
    The 2014 Sleep Health Index™ is the inaugural edition of a population-level poll to track our nation’s changing sleep habits, problems, behaviors and beliefs. Over time, the National Sleep Foundation will be able to track the changes in American’s sleep health and demonstrate areas for sleep health improvement. The 2014 index represents the sleep health baseline for America.
  • Lack of Sleep is Affecting Americans, Finds the National Sleep Foundation

    mrobbins
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:43 am
    Lack of Sleep is Affecting Americans, Finds the National Sleep Foundation
  • National Sleep Foundation Brings Awareness to Dangers of Falling Asleep at the Wheel

    mrobbins
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today announced that its annual Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is November 2-9. This year, the NSF encourages all drivers to take a pledge against drowsy driving and urges state legislators to seriously examine drowsy driving in their states.
 
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    Sleep Scholar

  • FMCSA issues advisory on Sleep Apnea

    Bob Stanton
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) recently issued an advisory to all medical examiners who conduct DOT physicals on commercial drivers under the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiner (NRCME) program on sleep apnea. The full text of the advisory can be downloaded at https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/documents/OSA%20Bulletin%20to%20MEs%20and%20Training%20Organizations-01122015.pdf The advisory is in response to a call from Congressmen Buchon and Lupinski to ensure the agency clarified Congress’ mandate on sleep apnea screening and testing from Public…
  • Tooth Movement, the Third Rail of Sleep Apnea Appliances

    John Viviano DDS
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:50 am
    CAD-CAM Sleep Apnea appliances such as the Narval CC by ResMed and D-SAD by Panthera incorporate a unique band of nylon that attaches the right and left side without contacting the anterior teeth. The design of this band is in our control when prescribing these devices and selecting the wrong design can result in unfavorable outcomes, potentially impacting on ”Tooth Movement” and ”Retention”. In Diagram 1 and 2 below a mid-sagittal cross section view shows the device and dentition depicting the various band designs. These bands can run along the Labial exclusively, Lingual/Palatal…
  • “IS A DEDICATED SLEEP PRACTICE RIGHT FOR ME?” Part 3 “Combined Therapy”

    David Gergen CDT
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    I thought it would be just another presentation until I stood before the group and saw first handed the dynamics and heartbreaking challenges they live with – everyday. Easter Seals provides a yearly meeting for parents of Down syndrome children, and this year they had invited me to give a presentation entitled “Sleeping with Down syndrome.” Parents of Down syndrome children deserve to be applauded and served well  by all of us.  From birth their child/children suffer with classic OSA symptoms which America’s most successful Sleep Apnea Dentist often go unnoticed and…
  • IS A DEDICATED SLEEP PRACTICE RIGHT FOR YOU? Part 2 – ‘Building an Alliance’

    David Gergen CDT
    7 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Sleep Apnea Dentistry is perhaps the fastest growing part of my life. In my career I have always associated with the best dentists in the country. In my travels I have heard one question over and over again “Is a dedicated sleep practice right for me?”. The other question is “How will I know when to make the jump to a sleep only practice?”. This is the second installment of a 5 part series. I asked Dr. Willey to write up his journey in sleep medicine, from the early days of training with Dental Sleep Medicine Pioneer and Legend Dr. Ed Spiegel. Being the person Dr.
  • Polishing 3-D Printer Fabricated Sleep Apnea Appliances

    John Viviano DDS
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Recently, an article on increasing retention of a 3-D printer fabricated appliance (Narval CC by RESMED and D-SAD by Panthera) resulted in many requests for information on how to polish these appliances after adjusting them with an acrylic bur. So, here goes, made of type 12 organic polyamide, better known as nylon, these appliances can be easily polished chair-side with the proper tools. Below, I will describe two polishing techniques for these sleep apnea appliances. Polishing Technique One: (Fabulustre and Felt Discs) This technique utilizes a polishing paste named Fabulustre and felt…
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