SelectingCPAPMask
Sleep Review's webinar "Selecting the Right CPAP Mask Every Time" is now available for on-demand viewing. In the 90-minute free webinar, Sleep Review’s editor and four experts delved into choosing the appropriate positive airway pressure (PAP) airway interface for each obstructive sleep apnea patient.
InSleepHealthCloud9
InSleep Health has received 510(K) clearance for its Cloud9 Anti-Snoring System. The indication for use is to reduce or eliminate simple snoring in adults.
The Yale School of Public Health reports that a study found a strong correlation between food insecurity and sleep patterns among Mexican adults.
sleeping pill
The roughly 9 million Americans who rely on prescription sleeping pills to treat chronic insomnia may be able to get relief from as little as half of the drugs, and may even be helped by taking placebos in the treatment plan, according to research published in the journal Sleep Medicine. The findings by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania starkly contrast with the standard prescribing practices for chronic insomnia treatment.
Galleon Pharmaceuticals, which has built a drug discovery and development platform focusing on pharmaceuticals for sleep apnea and related breathing-control disorders, has named Joseph Oliveto as CEO, effective immediately.
Helix Sleep aims to customize mattresses by gathering insight from specific data, as reported by Fast Company.
The National reviews the app f.lux, which is designed to reduce the blue light from technology that can disrupt sleep.
GABA Histamine
Mice that have a particular brain chemical switched off become hyperactive and sleep for just 65% of their normal time. This discovery, published in the journal Neuron, could help researchers to develop new drugs that promote better sleep, or control hyperactivity in people with the medical condition mania.
A professor of cognition at Lancaster University shares details of studies he and his colleagues have done regarding sleep and problem solving with The Conversation.
See the secret airplane bedrooms where flight attendants sleep on long-haul flights
Most Boeing 777 and 787 airliners have a secret stairway that leads to a tiny set of windowless bedrooms for the cabin crew, reports Business Insider.
A new book by sleep coach Niamh O’Reilly claims to change a baby's bad sleep habits and help new infants rest, according to The Irish Times.
The website Digital Trends delves into the science of how blue light disrupts sleep and discusses how to fix the problem.
A Huffington Post report interviews podcast host Blake Smith about his personal experience with sleep paralysis.
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded $1.4 million from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore the development of drug candidates for a wide range of conditions, including circadian rhythm disorders.
aggression sleep
A team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania used fruitflies to probe deeper into the cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern aggression and sleep.
The Oxford Online Programme in Sleep Medicine is for active medical professionals with an interest in sleep disorders. The master's course is from Oxford’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, which is dedicated to the neuroscience of sleep and to advancing our understanding of how sleep and circadian rhythm disruption (SCRD) affects health.
Michael J. Twery, PhD, received the Mark O. Hatfield Public Policy or Advocacy Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
Nancy A. Collop, MD, received the Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Collop was presented with the award at SLEEP 2015.
Carole L. Marcus, MBBCh, received the William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Marcus was presented with the award at SLEEP 2015.
Patrick J. Strollo, Jr., MD, received the Excellence in Education Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Strollo was presented with the award at SLEEP 2015.