When Vandana Katyal began studying orthodontics at the University of Adelaide, a pediatrician friend urged her to read more about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Her reading led her down a research path she never dreamed of undertaking.
A cutting edge treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea—involving shrinking the tongue and reshaping the palate—is being put to the test in a new study led by the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health (AISH) at the Repatriation General Hospital (RGH).
Worn like a pair of sunglasses, Re-Timer emits a soft, UV-free green light onto the eyes to stimulate the part of the brain responsible for regulating the 24-hour body clock, making it easier to fall asleep at night and wake in the morning, the company says.
Simmons Bedding Company is set to launch a three-part in-store tech package dedicated to helping its retail employees simplify and streamline the sell and eliminate the mystery in the mattress purchase.
This list from The Huffington Post explains 7 reasons to avoid exposure to light at night and simply go to sleep. You may be able to use it while discussing the importance of sleep with your patients. The reasons include fertility, weight gain, stress, and more.
For children with sleep apnea, a tonsillectomy to treat the problem might lead to weight gain, HealthDay reports.
An Arizona sleep physician shares why he started a newsletter for primary care physicians, writes a sleep Q&A newspaper column, and recently published a consumer-facing book on sleep.
They look futuristic, like something out of The Jetsons. But nap pods, shiny spheres encapsulating chairs with long, horizontal leg rests attached, are cropping up at more and more businesses and universities across the US and the globe.
A California class action lawsuit seeks to provide clarity on the issue of if guards should be paid for on-call “sleep time”, reports SecurityInfoWatch.com.
First Coast Service Options Inc has revised the requirements for the Florida Local Coverage Determination (LCD) #L29949 to accept Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) as a recognized accreditor of sleep labs. The revised requirements became effective on July 8, 2014.