sleep recommendation
In a new recommendation published in the June issue of SLEEP, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Sleep Research Society (SRS) recommend that adults obtain 7 or more hours of sleep per night to avoid the health risks of chronic inadequate sleep. In addition, the AASM and SRS do not place an upper limit on the number of hours of sleep recommended per night.
oral appliance materials
We explain advantages, limitations, and other considerations of common materials used in dental devices for obstructive sleep apnea.
brightschoolscompetition
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have joined together to inspire student achievement in science through a new initiative, the Bright Schools Competition. Announced yesterday, the Bright Schools Competition will draw students into an exploration of the link between light and sleep and how it influences student health and performance.
3BLuna
3B Medical Inc will be accepting pre-orders of its soon-to-launch Luna family of PAP devices beginning July 5, with commercial availability after July 28. The Luna is designed to offer patients the latest enhancements in sleep therapy while easing the burden on homecare providers in obtaining data, 3B states.
patient trend reporting
DME Data Solutions has introduced a new Windows-based database application that utilizes clinical outcome measures to drive sales.
alzheimerssleep
Sleep may be a missing piece in the Alzheimer's disease puzzle. Scientists at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, have found compelling evidence that poor sleep—particularly a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories—is a channel through which the beta-amyloid protein believed to trigger Alzheimer's disease attacks the brain's long-term memory.
sleep corporate health part 2
The second article in the series delves more deeply into the corporate perspective on healthcare, with an eye toward sleep. The author invited an expert colleague to a wide-ranging conversation regarding medicine in a corporate context and how value is perceived outside the sleep medicine world.
Chocolate on the Pillow? The Benjamin's Sleep Expert Says No
HotelChatter shares insights from Rebecca Robbins, a sleep expert who was consulted by hotel Benjamin NYC during its renovation.
Starting high school later to give students more time to sleep isn't so easy, administrators tell the Chicago Tribune.
Clark Regional Medical Center expansion ground breaking
A 45,000-sq-ft expansion of Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, Ky, will include a sleep center, reports WTVQ.
New medication for sleep disorders to enter phase 3 clinical trial in United States, reports The Korea Herald.
A JAMA Internal Medicine study found that a custom mandible adjuster didn't appear to improve daytime sleepiness or quality of life any more than the placebo device, reports Reuters.
fitness tracker
Medical researchers have partnered with Fitbit for the SleepSight study to learn about how sleep patterns affect schizophrenia patients, according to the Daily Mail.
light bulb
A Wired news report examines how scientists are naturally changing the circadian rhythms of astronauts in space to improve sleep using new light bulbs.
According to The Australian, two international studies have connected sleep disturbance in wind-farm workers to the noise and sound from wind turbines.
A new documentary by filmmaker Rodney Ascher examines the phenomenon of sleep paralysis.
A study abstract provided by Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders examines a study that suggests optimizing sleep quality following trauma may allow sleep itself to be recruited in the treatment of trauma and stress disorders.
Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited announced that Targinact, a fixed combination of prolonged-release oxycodone/naloxone, has received approval for use in the United Kingdom.
According to Newsmax, a new study reveals that almost half of the patients who undergo angioplasty develop sleep apnea.
Jim Luonuansuu, a Lordstown, Ohio, fire and police dispatcher, has reached a settlement in an employee discrimination lawsuit after being fired for sleeping on the job, as reported by WFML.