Nothing beats a good night's sleep for helping people absorb new information, new research reveals

Researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London have found that successful long-term learning happens after classroom teaching, after the learners have slept ...

Link between toddler sleep patterns and behaviour at 5

Toddlers who sleep less than 10 hours a night or wake frequently are more likely to have emotional and behavioural problems at ...

Athletes Need a Good Night's Sleep to Fulfill Their Potential

Madison, Wisconsin – Athletes striving to achieve peak results often look to what’s going on during the day to see if they can make performance-improving changes. ... Full story

Healthy Sleep Project urges parents to teach teens to avoid drowsy driving

DARIEN, IL – Drowsiness is similar to alcohol in how it compromises driving ability, yet many parents of teen drivers do not recognize the hidden danger of drowsy driving. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project is addressing this public safety threat by urging all parents of teen and novice drivers to talk with their children about getting nine hours of nightly sleep for optimal daytime alertness and committing to pull over or avoid driving if they haven’t gotten enough sleep. ... Full story

Health Check: Here's what you need to know about sleep apnoea

By Dr Nathaniel Marshall, Sydney Nursing School ... Full story

Sleep Problems Prevalent for Military Members Post-Deployment

Improving the quality and quantity of U.S. military members' sleep following deployment could help reduce other health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new RAND Corporation study. ... Full story

Getting Enough Sleep? Johns Hopkins Mobile App Helps Physicians Identify Common Sleep Disorders in Patients

My Sleep 101 provides basic information about the seven most common disorders associated with poor sleep quality: restless legs syndrome, hypersomnia, insomnia, sleep apnea, circadian rhythm disorder, parasomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder. ... Full story

Natural sleep cycles identified in rural community – new study finds

A new study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, has identified a rural community in Brazil that still follows the earlier sleep and wake times similar to pre-industrial times. ... Full story

New Quality Measures Approved for Childhood Sleep Apnea

Multi-Institutional Work Group Proposes New Metrics to Help Ensure Physicians, Parents, and Payers Follow Best Practices Identifying and Treating Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea ... Full story

Publication of sleep medicine quality measures promotes value-based care

DARIEN, IL – Today the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) published new quality measures for five common sleep disorders, which represents a landmark achievement in the promotion of high quality, patient-centered care in the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine. ... Full story

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