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SLEEP 2013: Patients with Diabetes, Hypertension Must Be Evaluated for Sleep Apnea

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), it is recommended that anyone with diabetes or hypertension should be evaluated for sleep apnea by a board-certified sleep medicine physician. Sleep apnea consists of repeated...Show More Summary

Sleep 2013 Set to Get Underway in Baltimore

In just a few days, the national meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies - known as SLEEP 2013 - gets underway in Baltimore, Maryland. This promises to be an exciting time with education, new research revelations, and the unveiling of the latest sleep-related products.... Read Full Post

Latest Sleep Content Available from May

Explore some of the latest content from this past month. Learn how to sleep on a plane (and avoid snoring). If you have restless legs syndrome (RLS), you may want to review ways to improve your symptoms on a long flight. Consider some...Show More Summary

Sleep less, weigh more

Calories in, calories out. We’ve all heard this basic, fundamental calculation regarding weight loss and weight gain. To lose weight, we must expend more calories than we take in. Consume more than you need, and the result? The pounds go...

Challenging conventional wisdom about sleepwalking

New research about sleepwalking has raised questions about several common beliefs regarding this frequently misunderstood sleep disorder. Researchers at the University of Montreal conducted a comprehensive review of more than 15 years of study on the topic of sleepwalking. Their...

Young Drivers Getting Less than 6 Hours of Sleep More Likely to Be Involved in Collisions

Not getting enough sleep may pose significant dangers on the road, a new study indicates. The study examined the quantity of sleep in young drivers, and found that those getting fewer than 6 hours were significantly more likely to be involved in collisions. A study by Alexandra L. C. Martiniuk, M.Sc, Ph.D., of The George... [Continue Reading]

Insomnia may triple risk of heart failure

There is an abundant—and ever-growing—body of evidence that indicates sleep plays an important role in cardiovascular health. Poor sleep is associated with a range of heart problems, including high blood pressure and increased risk of heart attack. Now, new research...

High Fat in the Diet Linked to Daytime Sleepiness

Feeling awake and alert is associated with diets lower in fat, while individuals consuming more fat tend to feel sleepier during the day, a new study has found. The researchers examined healthy, non-obese individuals, suggesting that fat has an impact on alertness separate from weight. A new study suggests that your level of sleepiness or... [Continue Reading]

Zolpidem-related ER visits have increased sharply

There’s more news about complications that can arise from prescription sleep medication: Side effects from a common prescription sleep aid are sending increasing numbers of people to emergency departments. The number of people seeking emergency medical treatment for the adverse...

ADHD or sleep disorder: are we getting it wrong?

Millions of children and adults struggle with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.), a condition marked by problems with concentration, impulse control, organization, and memory. It can be a frustrating and difficult condition, stigmatizing and often isolating for those...

New Sleep Articles Available from April

Explore the latest in new sleep articles available from April. Learn how simple breathing exercises may help you to ease anxiety and improve your insomnia. Discover some of the serious consequences associated with sleep problems in pregnancy, including preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. Show More Summary

Low melatonin level means high risk for diabetes?

Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems in the United States and around the world. According to Centers for Disease Control estimates, 1 in 10 American adults currently has diabetes. And, if the CDC projections are correct, those...

Have you considered a ‘sleep divorce’?

I read this news story with great interest, as it covers a topic I get asked about a lot: whether it’s a good idea for couples to sleep apart to improve their individual sleep. This is an issue that seems...

Exercise gives a big boost to sleep

We all know exercise is good for us. Good for our health, good for our waistlines, good for stress and for our clarity of mind. Exercise is also very—very—good for sleep. Research has shown that exercise can improve sleep, including...

NHL wakes up to sleep problems

The professional sports world appears to be continuing to turn more of its attention to what has been a much-overlooked issue: sleep. This time, it’s the National Hockey League that is addressing sleep problems on several fronts. In response to...

Insomnia increases suicide risk

Insomnia and disturbed sleep are common among people with depression and other mental health problems. Research indicates that people with depression are significantly more likely to experience insomnia symptoms. Insomnia also has been linked to an elevated risk for suicide....

Latest Sleep Articles Available from March

Explore the latest sleep articles published in March. You can learn ways to decrease your anxiety and relieve insomnia. Consider how to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS) with iron supplements. Finally discover why you feel so sleepy after lunch (hint: it's not the food). Show More Summary

Provent Files for Bankrupty, Product Remains Available While Awaiting Acquisition

As an update to a prior blog on the availability of the Provent medical device, I had a chance to speak with Matt Williams who serves as the director of national sales for Ventus Medical, Inc. based in San Jose, California.... Read Full Post

Sleep Apnea Treatment Provent Reportedly Goes Out of Business

For those who have sought treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with the Provent medical device, it seems that this therapy option will no longer be available as the company in San Jose, California has reportedly gone out of business, according to those familiar with its operations.... Read Full Post

Lack of sleep disrupts our genes

Insufficient sleep is related to a range of health problems, from diabetes and cardiovascular disease to depression, poor immune function, and cognitive decline, particularly in later years. For all that we know about the health risks associated with lack of...

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