Louise Miner has developed the product Rip n Go, a 2-part sheet set designed to help bed-wetting children, as reported by The Globe and Mail.
REM program
Students of Our Lady of Sorrows Elementary School in Farmington Hills, MI, sponsored a sleep education class for kindergarten students at Taylor Parks Elementary School, as reported by the Farmington Voice.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement resolving its antitrust suit charging Cephalon Inc with illegally blocking generic competition to its blockbuster sleep disorder drug Provigil.
sleepmemory
Research published in PLOS Computational Biology suggests that sleeping triggers the synapses in our brain to both strengthen and weaken, which prompts the forgetting, strengthening or modification of our memories in a process known as long-term potentiation (LTP).
Medical professionals from across the country will hear from leading sleep experts on sleep science and medicine, and discuss the latest trends and innovations in sleep care during Clayton Sleep Research Foundation’s annual Updates in Sleep Medicine (USM) conference on October 16 – 17 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.
According to research reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology today, fruit flies know what time of day it is. What's more, the insects can learn to connect different scents with the sweet reward of sugar, depending on the hour: menthol in the morning and mushrooms in the afternoon.
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.