The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) is now accepting applications for the sixth annual Andrea Patterson Memorial Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program awards a $2,500 tuition grant each year to a promising student of polysomnography who demonstrates a strong commitment to sleep medicine.
Walmart and Benedict P. Morelli, attorney for Tracy Morgan, Ardley Fuqua, and Jeffrey Millea, today announced a settlement agreement, ending a lawsuit against Walmart arising out of a multi-vehicle accident involving the men on June 7, 2014, on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp has begun a Phase 3 clinical study of TNX-102 SL (cyclobenzaprine HCl sublingual tablet, 2.8 mg) in fibromyalgia, having recently randomized the first patient.
A New York Daily News report examines a study that shows urban residents exposed to noise pollution have a higher risk of weight gain due to poor sleep.
Jose Colon, MD, MPH, gives lectures to local businesses on the importance of sleep to employers and employees.
Neurotechnology company NeuroVigil completed a second financing round in which in the company issued equity securities at a pre-money valuation that was over two-and-a-half times the post-money valuations of the Series A financing rounds of Google and Facebook, combined, for less than 0.5% of its common stock.
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc received the 2015 Industry Innovation Award from the National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD) in recognition of Vanda's work in developing Hetlioz (tasimelteon) for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24).
flex pharma
Flex Pharma Inc, a biotechnology company that is developing treatments for exercise-associated muscle cramps, nocturnal leg cramps, and spasms associated with severe neuromuscular conditions, has initiated a human proof-of-concept efficacy study in nocturnal leg cramps (NLC) with its proprietary treatment.
chronotype
A new study by geneticists from the University of Leicester has identified the genetic clues behind what makes you a "lark" or an "owl."
stroke sleep
Sleeping less than 5 hours—or more than 8 hours—per night is associated with a nearly twofold greater risk of stroke compared to a "healthy" length of sleep among hypertensive patients.
LUTS
Sleep quality may have an impact on the severity of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in some men, according to new research presented during the 110th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA).
tennis ball
The traditional “tennis ball technique” for treating positional obstructive sleep apnea has poor long-term compliance. A new breed of technology may change this.
sleep health
Sree Roy discusses the changing role of sleep in corporate wellness programs and initiatives.
APAPRoadLessTraveled
A sleep physician discusses several aspects of auto-adjusting CPAP not often considered.
STAR intervention
A workplace intervention designed to reduce employees' work-family conflict and increase schedule flexibility also has a positive influence on the sleep patterns of the employees' children.
A new study suggests that living at higher altitude is associated with increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
A new study from Duke Clinical Research Institute shows that patients with atrial fibrillation who also have obstructive sleep apnea have more severe symptoms and a higher risk of hospitalization.
student sleep
With universities around the world helping students nap, a news report from The Guardian discusses the benefits of naps and the impact of sleep deprivation on students.
winter
The Huffington Post examines the influence of weather and the outside environment on sleep.
According to a KCTV 5 news report, Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo, is participating in a clinical trial for Remede, a new treatment for sleep apnea.