FOCUS Spring 2015
In its 15th year, the conference boasts three keynote addresses, a bustling exhibit hall, and entertainment ranging from a full-fledged comedy show to impersonators and caricature artists.
Airweave, a premium bedding topper and pillow brand in Japan, is arriving in the US with the opening of its flagship retail location on 498 Broome Street in the SoHo district of Manhattan, NY. It opens to the public on February 27, 2015.
A new treatment may bring hope for people who suffer from muscle cramps or spasms from neuromuscular disorders, diseases such as multiple sclerosis, or simply from nighttime leg cramps that keep people from sleeping.
Sleep researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning doctors and parents not to provide the drug melatonin to children to help control their sleep problems. interviews Matthew Buman, PhD, assistant professor, SNHP Exercise & Wellness, at Arizona State University on a study about lack of physical activity and sleep problems.
KPRC Houston discusses "learned" insomnia, the idea that some patients tell themselves they have better things to do than sleep.
Mysteries of Sleep Lie Unsolved
Even is sleep tracker Sense worked perfectly, a writer for The New York Times  says he's not sure that many people need one.
"2014 was a transformational year for Vanda with the Hetlioz launch in the US for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder. We are impressed with the continued growth of HETLIOZ and are fortunate to be able to offer this important treatment option for patients," says Vanda Pharmaceuticals' president and CEO Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, MD, in a release about the company's fourth quarter 2014 and full year 2014 financial results.
In January, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a bulletin to medical examiners and training organizations regarding obstructive sleep apnea. A sleep physician with commercial transportation expertise weighs in.
On February 4, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the “SOMNOtouch RESP” by SOMNOmedics for use in sleep-disordered breathing diagnostics.
How to get a better night’s sleep without counting sheep
This is the first story in the Globe and Mail's nine-part series on the emerging wave of new-generation technology that monitors our health and wellness.
If you have patients who engage in "sleep procrastination," some of the tips in this Fast Company article may get through to them.
Some bosses are recognizing the importance of sleep—and extolling its virtues to employees, reports The Huffington Post.
UA Science Cafes
The theme of a free lecture series hosted by the University of Arizona (and open to the public) is the science of sleep.
A judge ruled that a former CIA employee with narcolepsy cannot pursue discrimination charges against the CIA because his claims violate state secrets privilege, reports Courthouse News.
You may find you feel a little more tired than usual next month as you adjust to the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins at 2 AM on Sunday, March 8.
We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and—just maybe—death, reports the BBC.
Entrepreneur suggests some everyday applications to Orfeu M. Buxton and team's recent study on how work hours impact workers' sleep.
Sleep like a genius: Infographic reveals the bizarre snoozing habits of the world's most successful people
An infographic reveals some of the strange sleeping habits of the world's most successful people, and most are below the recommended levels of shut eye, reports The Daily Mail.
CNN discusses the rampant problem of sleep deprivation in the US.