Sleep

Counting sheep? Struggling to sleep?

The Sleep/Wake Research Centre’s treatment programme - called cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia - provides a group therapy option for sufferers ...

The yin and yang of sleep and attention

Yin Yang symbol. Credit: Ms Leonie Kirszenblat. ...

Study suggests that what you eat can influence how you sleep

DARIEN, IL – A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep. ... Full story

Snappy Sleep Stager system identifies gene related to shorter sleep

You may have wondered why some people seem to need less sleep. Is it in their genes? It turns out that it likely is. A number of so called short-sleeper genes, which are associated with little need for sleep, have recently been identified through years of arduous research and serendipity. ... Full story

New telemedicine system AASM SleepTM expands patient access to sleep care

DARIEN, IL – Today the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) announced that sleep medicine practices nationwide now can sign up for AASM SleepTM, formerlyTell A Sleep Doc, a new state-of-the-art telemedicine platform that will dramatically increase patient access to high quality health care provided by board-certified sleep medicine physicians and accredited sleep centers. ... Full story

Miller School Researchers to Study Risk of Irregular Heartbeat in Patients with Sleep Apnea

A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine research team is launching a new study to examine the risk of atrial fibrillation — an irregular, rapid heartbeat — in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Both conditions increase the risk of a serious stroke, according to Seemant Chaturvedi, M.D., professor of clinical neurology and Vice Chair for VA Programs in the Department of Neurology. ... Full story

Lack of Sleep Tampers with Your Emotions

Tel Aviv University study pinpoints neural mechanism responsible for impaired neutrality due to sleep loss ... Full story

Improving baby's sleep during weaning through novel dietary fibres

A University of Otago scientist has received $1M to lead research into extending energy release from food to allow a better night’s sleep for babies during weaning. ... Full story

New telemedicine system Tell A Sleep Doc expands patient access to sleep care

DARIEN, IL – Today the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) announced that sleep medicine practices nationwide now can sign up for Tell A Sleep Doc, a new state-of-the-art telemedicine platform that will dramatically increase patient access to high quality health care provided by board-certified sleep medicine physicians and accredited sleep centers. ... Full story

New drowsy driving position statement calls for greater public awareness, education

DARIEN, IL – A new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns that drowsy driving is a serious public health concern requiring greater public awareness and increased efforts to improve preventive education. ... Full story

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