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  • 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
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Anna Beaty nsfmedia@sleepfoundation.org (720) 726-5440  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
  • Relaxation Exercises for Falling Asleep

    sleepfoundation
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    If you have trouble falling asleep, relaxation techniques can help you quiet your mind and calm your body. Try one of these simple exercises when you’re in bed. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
 
 
 
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    MedWorm: Snoring

  • How to Keep Snoring From Hurting Your Relationship

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    Snoring doesn't just interfere with the snorer's sleep. When it comes to couples, one person's snoring often means sleep trouble for two. And it isn't only sleep that can suffer. Snoring can put great strain on relationships. A snoring problem often creates not only tiredness but also frustration and resentment between couples. It can interfere with sexual and emotional intimacy, and can push couples to sleep in separate bedrooms. There are many good reasons to treat snoring, including restoring sleep quality, guarding against risks to health, and improving daytime functioning. Protecting the…
  • The Truth About How Much -- And How Well -- Americans Are Actually Sleeping

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:19 am
    We all know by now that to procure the coveted seven to nine hours of shut-eye each night, we need to lower the thermostat, banish screens from the bedroom and give ourselves a little mindful wind-down time before turning off the lights. But do we actually abide by these scientifically proven sleep rules? The National Sleep Foundation, a non-profit that has monitored America's sleep habits since 1991, recently debuted its inaugural Sleep Health Index to answer this exact question. By randomly surveying 1,250 U.S. adults across all demographics, the NSF gathered a profile of the country's…
  • Sleep Complaints and Metabolic Syndrome in an Elderly Population: The Three-City Study.

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    CONCLUSION: We report significant independent associations between frequent sleep complaints (EDS and to a lesser extent DMS) and MetS in the elderly with potential implications in terms of management and cardiovascular prevention in general geriatric practice. Prospective studies are required to clarify the direction of the association between sleep complaints and MetS. PMID: 25499672 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
  • Use of a Chinstrap in Treating Sleep Disordered Breathing and Snoring

    12 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    (Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Mandibular Advancement Splints: Occlusal Effects and Progression of Changes Associated with a Decade of Treatment

    12 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Conclusions:After an average observation period of over 11 years, clinically significant changes in occlusion were observed and were progressive in nature. Rather than reaching a discernible end-point, the dental side effects of MAS therapy continue with ongoing MAS use.Commentary:A commentary on this article appears in this issue on page 1293.Citation:Pliska BT, Nam H, Chen H, Lowe AA, Almeida FR. Obstructive sleep apnea and mandibular advancement splints: occlusal effects and progression of changes associated with a decade of treatment. J Clin Sleep Med 2014;10(12):1285-1291. (Source:…
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    MedWorm: Sleep Apnea

  • Characterization of Upper Airway Obstruction by Fiber-Optic Nasolaryngoscopy and MRI in Preoperative OSAHS Patients

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am
    Conclusion: Moderate and severe OSAHS patients exhibit multi-plane obstruction of the upper airway, particularly in the retropalatal and retroglossal region. The severity of OSAHS negatively correlates with the thickness, length and cross-sectional area size of the soft palate.ORL 2014;76:321-328 (Source: ORL)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • 785: The effect of BMI with that of obstructive sleep apnea on preeclampsia outcome

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:03 pm
    To examine the joint effect of prepregnancy body-mass index (BMI) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on the association with preeclampsia. (Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • Low-level Vago-sympathetic Trunk Stimulation Inhibits Atrial Fibrillation in a Rabbit Model of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is highly associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in which AF is triggered by hyperactivity of the cardiac autonomic nervous system (CANS). Prior studies showed that low-level vago-sympathetic trunk stimulation (LLVS), at voltages not slowing sinus rate or AV conduction, inhibits AF by suppressing the CANS. (Source: Heart Rhythm)
  • The Truth About How Much -- And How Well -- Americans Are Actually Sleeping

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:19 am
    We all know by now that to procure the coveted seven to nine hours of shut-eye each night, we need to lower the thermostat, banish screens from the bedroom and give ourselves a little mindful wind-down time before turning off the lights. But do we actually abide by these scientifically proven sleep rules? The National Sleep Foundation, a non-profit that has monitored America's sleep habits since 1991, recently debuted its inaugural Sleep Health Index to answer this exact question. By randomly surveying 1,250 U.S. adults across all demographics, the NSF gathered a profile of the country's…
  • Walking when sleepy –a dangerous mix

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:11 pm
    The effects of sleep deprivation on mood, cognitive functioning, problem solving, and even visual perception, are well described. This is no less true for children, but the consequences of sleep disorders on childhood safety have not been extensively studied. Pedestrian safety is one such situation, requiring a complex blend of visual, motor, and decisional activities. In this issue of The Journal, Avis et al used an intriguing approach to examine this issue. Because there is no ethical way to study childhood behavior in traffic situations in the real world, they employed an immersive virtual…
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    MedWorm: Narcolepsy

  • Non-breathing-related sleep disorders following stroke

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Conclusions Sleep disorders that are not breathing-related have scarcely been studied in stroke patients despite the fact that almost all such disorders may present as a result of a cerebrovascular event. (Source: Neurologia)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Potential role of orexin and sleep modulation in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease

    14 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Age-related aggregation of amyloid-β (Aβ) is an upstream pathological event in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis, and it disrupts the sleep–wake cycle. The amount of sleep declines with aging and to a greater extent in AD. Poor sleep quality and insufficient amounts of sleep have been noted in humans with preclinical evidence of AD. However, how the amount and quality of sleep affects Aβ aggregation is not yet well understood. Orexins (hypocretins) initiate and maintain wakefulness, and loss of orexin-producing neurons causes narcolepsy. We tried to determine…
  • 14. Resting sympathetic and cardiovascular activities during wake in narcolepsy with cataplexy

    12 Dec 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Conflicting data have been reported on resting autonomic tone in narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC) including both reduced or increased sympathetic activity. To settle this important point we measured muscle nerve sympathetic activity (MSNA) and cardiovascular activities in NC patients during wakefulness. We studied 19 NC untreated patients and 19 sex-age matched controls. Subjects underwent resting microneurographic recording of MSNA from peroneal nerve and heart rate (HR) whereas blood pressure (BP) was measured with a sphygmomanometer after the end of microneurographic recording. (Source:…
  • Pain perception in narcolepsy with cataplexy patients

    11 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC) has an estimated prevalence of 0.026% to 0.056% [1], and it results from a selective loss of hypocretin/orexin-producing neurons in the lateral hypothalamus. Recent studies have highlighted the role of hypocretin/orexin in central nociceptive processing [2,3], and it has been reported that chronic pain is more common and disabling in people with NC compared to healthy controls [4]. The present study hypothesized that hypocretin/orexin deficiency in NC might lead to a dysregulation in the control of nociception. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
  • Narcolepsy with and without cataplexy, idiopathic hypersomnia with and without long sleep time: a cluster analysis

    8 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    • Hierarchical cluster analysis reviewed the classification of central hypersomnias.• Narcolepsy with cataplexy and idiopathic hypersomnia with long sleep time constituted independent clusters.• Narcolepsy without cataplexy and idiopathic hypersomnia without long sleep time entered into the same cluster.• Narcolepsy without cataplexy and idiopathic hypersomnia without long sleep time should merge into a single condition. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
 
 
 
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    Sleep Disorders

  • Does Insomnia Cause Weight Gain?

    Charles Moore
    29 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Your Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain Did you know that insomnia can actually contribute to weight gain? It doesn’t cause you to gain weight…however there are factors that lead to those gaining of extra pounds, which is why your fat burning and weight loss efforts may have proven fruitless so far. Significant studies tell […]
  • Restless Legs Syndrome Natural Treatments

    Charles Moore
    9 Mar 2013 | 3:12 am
    5 Restless Legs Syndrome Natural Treatments Have you heard about Restless Legs Syndrome or RLS? Or worse do you suffer with the symptoms? Those who have it would describe the symptoms as creepy and uncontrollable.  It seems that their legs are not cooperating with what their mind dictates.  They have this uncontrollable urge to move […]
  • Do You Suffer With Mental Fatigue?

    Charles Moore
    1 Dec 2012 | 11:48 pm
    Mental Fatigue Can Be Worse Than Physical Fatigue Mental fatigue can definitely take its toll on your well-being. It can actually be worse than physical fatigue because of your inability to think clearly or express your feelings and frustrations. Worse still, mental stress is known to cause physical fatigue and illness too. Mental fatigue or […]
  • What Causes Adult Bed Wetting

    Charles Moore
    26 Mar 2012 | 12:17 am
    Causes of Adult Bed Wetting – Adult Enuresis Bed wetting or nocturnal enuresis is a problem that usually occurs in babies and very young children that don’t have total control of their bladder. There are also adults that go through the same problem and adult bed wetting or adult enuresisis more common that many people […]
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorder Center

    Charles Moore
    13 Jan 2012 | 10:56 pm
    Pediatric Sleep Disorder Center For Your Child’s Sleep Problems Pediatric sleep disorder centers are places that can help children recover from any sleeping problem they may have, regardless of how serious or trivial it may seem. The question on many parents’ minds is how do they know when it is absolutely necessary to take their […]
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • How to Keep Snoring From Hurting Your Relationship

    Dr. Michael Breus
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    Snoring doesn’t just interfere with the snorer’s sleep. When it comes to couples, one person’s snoring often means sleep trouble for two. And it isn’t only sleep that can suffer. Snoring can put great strain on relationships. A snoring problem often creates not only tiredness but also frustration and resentment between couples. It can interfere with sexual and emotional intimacy, and can push couples to sleep in separate bedrooms.  There are many good reasons to treat snoring, including restoring sleep quality, guarding against risks to health, and improving daytime functioning.
  • Is Sleep Apnea Related to the ‘Sperm Crisis’?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The past decade or so has seen the development a worrisome trend in fertility studies—evidence that suggests the possibility of broad declines in male sperm quality. In particular, a French study released in 2012 found significant declines in sperm quality among French men over a 17-year period between 1989 and 2005. The average age of the men in the study was 34-36 years old over the duration of the study period. During this nearly two-decade timeframe, average sperm concentration fell an alarming 32%. This isn’t the only study to identify widespread decreases in sperm quality—other…
 
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    Sleep Advice, Tips, and Information from SleepBetter.org

  • Study: How Well You Sleep Is Genetic

    Staff
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    Scientists now say how well you sleep is in part determined by your genes. In a new study, researchers at Harvard Medical School examined the genes and sleep habits of more than 47,000 people of... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Ask SleepBetter: Restless Leg Syndrome

    Staff
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 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!]
  • Research: Night Owls are More Negative

    Staff
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:55 am
    Are you the type that likes to stay up late?  If so, chances are you’re more prone to negative thoughts throughout the day than your early-to-bed counterparts. Research conducted at Binghamton... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Sleep Myth Monday: Time to Sleep

    Staff
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re actually not myths at all. Myth or... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Ask SleepBetter: Waking Up Early

    Staff
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:10 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!]
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    Insomnia Blog

  • The link between insomnia and high cholesterol

    Martin Reed
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Dyslipidemia (otherwise known as high cholesterol) is a risk factor for a number of conditions, including stroke and heart disease. A recent Chinese study suggests that insomnia is associated with higher rates of dyslipidemia – particularly among women. The study in question involved over 10,000 Chinese adults who were asked to categorize their insomnia. After accounting for factors such as age, gender, education, obesity, body mass index, physical activity, smoking habits, drinking habits, diabetes, and hypertension, researchers found that among men: 53.3% without insomnia suffered…
  • Your parenting style may determine whether or not your child ends up with insomnia

    Martin Reed
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Parenting has a huge influence on the sleep of our children. If we don’t pay attention to how our kids are sleeping (and put the right level of importance on sleep), childhood sleeplessness can develop into insomnia and other health conditions. I recently came across an older study that investigated whether there’s a relationship between parenting styles and insomnia rates in teenagers. The study involved 757 university students and found that those who had parents with a strict, uncompromising parenting style (authoritarian) were more likely to suffer from insomnia. Those whose…
  • Sleeping pills not working? Maybe you don’t have insomnia after all

    Martin Reed
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Nearly 2 years ago I reported on a small study that found 90% of insomnia sufferers experienced an abnormal sleep breathing event immediately before waking. Now, a larger study has found that those who find sleeping pills have little effect on their insomnia may actually be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. This latest study involved 1,210 individuals with insomnia. Of these, an incredible 899 individuals were taking either over the counter or prescription sleeping pills but were not seeing any improvement in their symptoms. Researchers found that as many as 90% of those objectively…
  • Is the workplace inbox behind your insomnia?

    Martin Reed
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:50 pm
    It’s no surprise that today’s ‘always connected’ culture is putting pressure on people to be constantly available for work. As a result, more of us are checking our work emails and accessing work documents from home in the evenings and on weekends. A German study has determined that this is leading to higher rates of insomnia and increasing the likelihood of headaches, fatigue, anxiety and stomach problems. The researchers even found a link between working outside normal hours and heart and muscular problems. Perhaps it’s time for employers to be more proactive…
  • Did we just discover the brain’s secret sleep switch?

    Martin Reed
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:11 pm
    We cycle between 2 basic sleep states when we sleep; rapid eye movement (REM) and non-rapid eye movement (NREM). Non-rapid eye movement sleep includes the deep sleep (or slow-wave) sleep stages. Scientists recently set out to discover whether nerves in our brainstem that are suspected of promoting slow-wave sleep are able to actually initiate and maintain slow-wave sleep. Researchers used a virus to insert genes into the neurons of a lower brainstem region in mice that then produced a receptor that researchers could switch on and off, causing the cells in that region to fire. They found that…
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    Cures for Insomnia Now!

  • select:Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center doctors may have found treatment for …

    SiteAdmin
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center doctors may have found treatment for … treatments for sleep apnea WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For years, millions of Americans — and even more people worldwide — have been hoping for a viable treatment for central sleep apnea. Thanks to some local Triad doctors, help may not be far ahead. Central sleep apnea is a … Read more on myfox8.com Can sleep apnea patients get a good night's rest? treatments for sleep apnea Sleep apnea is still a mysterious condition, and effective treatments are also hard to come by. The standard treatment is a…
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    SiteAdmin
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    How Long You Sleep May Be in Your Genes hypothyroidism insomnia … with hypothyroidism — a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones — are prone to excessive sleepiness, whereas those with hyperthyroidism (in which the thyroid makes too much of the hormone) may have insomnia, … Read more on Yahoo News UK Are All Psychiatric Drugs Too Unsafe to Take? hypothyroidism insomnia After withdrawal, individuals exposed to these drugs also experience multiple persisting problems including memory and cognitive dysfunction, emotional instability,…
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    9 Dec 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Active Ingredient(s): acute insomnia Adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults with an initial BMI of ≥30kg/m2 or ≥27kg/m2 in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbidity (eg, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, … Read more on Monthly Prescribing ReferenceAre you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! Power to heal: 'microcurrent' therapy on trial acute insomnia Microcurrent therapy is be used to treat various conditions – macular…
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    3 Dec 2014 | 11:25 pm
    These Ridiculous New York Times Pregnancy Fitness Videos Are Making Me … insomnia during pregnancy Exercise during pregnancy is important. It can shorten labor, improve circulation, reduce insomnia and stress, and help pregnant women, like me, to “get our bodies back.” Which is why, as a onetime spin-class enthusiast who just entered my eighth month … Read more on Slate Magazine 8 Solutions to Your Pregnancy Sleep Problems insomnia during pregnancy During the first or third trimester, many pregnant women simply need to pee more often, which is due to a combination of factors,…
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    SiteAdmin
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Why We Meditate at Work meditation for insomnia Orme-Johnson D. W., et al. Meditation in the treatment of chronic pain and insomnia. In National Institutes of Health Technology Assessment Conference on Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and … Read more on Huffington PostAre you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! Can meditation help keep you from getting sick? This study says yes meditation for insomnia Although meditation, yoga and relaxation have all been used effectively to…
 
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    Sleepio Blog

  • The era of digital medicine: breaking the barrier

    Mhairi Nisbet
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:42 am
    We live in a world where a trip to our GP often results in leaving with a prescription in hand. Although drugs are essential to the health of many people, we now have decades of clinical evidence that suggests behavioural treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is a more effective long-term solution for conditions such as depression and insomnia. And yet, only a fraction of these patients have access to non-pharmaceutical medicine. However this may be about to change. Writing in PharmaTimes this week, Big Health co-founder Peter Hames gives his perspective on what he describes as a…
  • 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…
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  • This is what no sleep does to your brain

    Jeff Mann
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    I'm not sure who coined the phrase but the 21st century looks set to be the 'century of the brain'. Neuroscientists, geneticists, psychiatrists and even mathematicians are slowly revealing the myriad complexities of how our brains behave and process information. One of most interesting areas is how sleep, and lack of it, impacts on brain function. This subject is the topic of a fascinating new infographic put together by the team at Mic.com. Highlighting the various regions in the brain, it explains the various ways that lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on brain function. Some…
  • ‘Sleep’ neurons die as we age: why old people sleep less

    Dr. Eric F. Adams
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Previously on Sleep Junkies I explored how sleep deprivation is associated with diminished brain size, at least in certain regions of the brain. Following on, a further question can be asked; exactly what type of brain tissue is reduced? Neuroscience 101 The brain consists of about 100 billion nerve cells, known as neurons. Their function is to process and transmit information via chemical and electrical signals. Other types of cells in the brain have additional functions e.g. those supporting the neurons and overall brain integrity. In a recent study, neurologist Dr Clifford B.
  • 1 in 5 : The shocking truth about sleep apnea

    Guest Contributor
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    A 2009 study has found that 1 in 5 males are affected by sleep apnea at some stage in their life, this figure is almost 1 in 10 for women. This is the highest figure suggested by a study yet and raises questions as to the reasons sleep apnea develops. Obesity is clearly the major contributing factor, with sleep apnea and obesity growing at almost the same rate in the US. 7% of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, the highest affected country in the world. Having a body fat composition of over 20% seems to present a person with at least a mild form of obstructive sleep apnea, and losing the…
  • Fact or myth: Do teenagers really need more sleep?

    Guest Contributor
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    As a parent of a teen and tween, it was quite disconcerting when their staying up late and sleeping late started to become the norm in our household. When I was young we weren’t allowed to lie in our bed past 8am and going to bed never went past 11pm. It was just how it was and no one was allowed to complain. Now there’s all this talk about whether teenagers really need more sleep. There’s even proposals to change school hours so teens don’t have to get up too early. Sound like we’re spoiling the current generation? Maybe. Maybe not. Find out if it’s a fact or myth that teens need…
  • 'Sleepless In America' - a National Geographic special on Nov 30th

    Jeff Mann
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    In partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Geographic Channel will go under the covers on the science of sleep in the television event 'Sleepless in America'.  A two hour special, the programme spotlights the epidemic of sleep deprivation that affects millions of Americans - from the story of a father whose family were killed by a drowsy driver, to warnings of the myriad health conditions caused by lack of sleep.  The programme also brings viewers into the lives of people who have been profoundly affected by our society’s failure to prioritize sleep. The film…
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  • 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
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Anna Beatynsfmedia@sleepfoundation.org(720) 726-5440
  • Relaxation Exercises for Falling Asleep

    sleepfoundation
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    If you have trouble falling asleep, relaxation techniques can help you quiet your mind and calm your body. Try one of these simple exercises when you’re in bed.
 
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  • 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…
  • “Is A Dedicated Sleep Apnea Practice Right For Me?”

    David Gergen CDT
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    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?”. 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. Dr. Willey let me interview him on his success and that is what he will be…
  • Increasing Retention of a 3-D Printed Sleep Apnea Appliance

    John Viviano DDS
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    By now most everyone practicing Sleep Apnea Dentistry has seen or handled a CAD-CAM sleep apnea appliance; Narval by RESMED and D-SAD by Pantera are common examples. Fabricated by a 3-D printer using a laser sintering process, these appliances are made of type 12 organic polyamide, better known as nylon; a material we simply don’t have much experience with in Dentistry. Despite the initial impression of seeming fragile due to minimal size and thickness, this material has demonstrated itself to be much more resilient then dental materials we have used to date. I have been surprised…
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    John Viviano DDS
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    Kelly was first diagnosed with mild OSA, oxygen desaturations and a high arousal index in early 2006. After 4 years of struggling with CPAP she presented at my clinic to inquire about oral appliances, and eventually proceeded with a SomnodentTM. Kelly was successfully titrated and was quite satisfied with her new oral appliance and it’s ease of use, especially when contrasted to her experience with CPAP. I truly thought of Kelly as an example of a very successful outcome and Kelly herself felt likewise.   Somnodent by Somnomed       Four years later at a routine…
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