Sleep

American Academy of Sleep Medicine urges Oklahoma to reinstate coverage for sleep medicine services for Medicaid patients

DARIEN, IL – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) urges the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to reinstate coverage for diagnostic sleep ...

Sleep disorders common in athletes - but easily fixable

Professional athletes suffer from sleep disorders more frequently than generally thought, however, systematic examination, counselling and individual treatment planning can improve the ...

AASM SleepTM adds patient self-pay feature to telemedicine system

MINNEAPOLIS (ATA Conference Booth #2020) – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) announced today that AASM SleepTM, a state-of-the-art telemedicine platform for board-certified sleep medicine physicians and accredited sleep centers, now has a new patient self-pay feature that facilitates convenient, secure payments. The new functionality of AASM SleepTM is on display May 14 – 17 in the Minneapolis Convention Center at booth #2020 of ATA 2016, the annual conference and trade show of the American Telemedicine Association. ... Full story

Infant swaddling for sleep associated with sudden infant death syndrome

The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) appears to increase when infants are swaddled while sleeping on their stomachs or sides, new research has found. ... Full story

Smartphones uncover how the world sleeps

ANN ARBOR—A pioneering study of worldwide sleep patterns combines math modeling, mobile apps and big data to parse the roles society and biology each play in setting sleep schedules. ... Full story

Study links sleep duration and frequent snoring to poorer breast cancer survival

DARIEN, IL - A new study reports that short sleep duration combined with frequent snoring reported prior to cancer diagnosis may influence subsequent breast cancer survival. ... Full story

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes

DARIEN, IL – Sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Monday, June 13, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS). ... Full story

Mother’s Day hope for new moms regarding sleep and mood

A new intervention may help mitigate some of the sleep disruption, depression and anxiety that can plague some new moms during pregnancy and postpartum. ... Full story

White adolescent girls may be losing sleep from the pressure to be thin

DARIEN, IL – Sleep duration has a significant association with feelings of external pressure to obtain or maintain a thin body among adolescent girls, especially those who are white, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 14, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS). ... Full story

Weekend sleep fails to improve performance, but women handle workweek sleep loss better

DARIEN, IL – Performance deteriorates when sleep is restricted to six hours per night for a week and does not improve after two nights of recovery sleep. However, women may be less affected than men by this workweek pattern of sleep loss, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Wednesday, June 15, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS). ... Full story

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