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Contributing founders Rob Rogers, DMD, DABDSM, and Mary Beth Rogers mark the 25th anniversary of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Charles E. Schumer this month announced the expansion of a successful sleep apnea testing program for MTA employees.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will host three public listening sessions to solicit information.
teen mom
Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), which includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), is the leading cause of death in infants 1 month to 1 year of age in the United States. Although the reason is unknown, maternal age less than 20 years is associated with an increased risk of SIDS.
renal complications
Examining the poorly understood link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type 2 diabetes complications, researchers identified specific measures of low blood oxygenation that are associated with impaired kidney function and diabetic nephropathy.
A review of 21 studies that analyzed the effectiveness of modifying nutritional intake as a treatment for improving sleep found mixed results.
night shift
A study from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) researchers finds that women who worked more than 10 years of rotating night shift work had a 15% to 18% increased risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) as compared with women who did not work rotating night shifts.
fatty diets
University of Adelaide researchers have found that men who consume diets high in fat are more likely to feel sleepy during the day, to report sleep problems at night, and are also more likely to suffer from sleep apnea.
memory formation
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania observed that sleep deprivation is tied to an impairment of protein production in the hippocampus, a brain region thought to be central to memory. By experimentally increasing the expression of a gene involved in regulating protein synthesis in mice, they were able to prevent these deficits.
Could bacteria in your gut be used to cure or prevent neurological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or even depression? Two researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) think that's a strong possibility.
FusionHealth, a population health management solution focused on delivering effective treatment for sleep problems at scale, was ranked as the top sleep health technology company at the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2016 Pacesetter Awards.
hearthealthy
Researchers are making a strong case that the duration and timing of your sleep are closely associated with whether your behavior is heart-healthy.
respiratory rhythm
Bringing a steady supply of fresh air to the lungs can seem like a simple task, but breathing is a careful orchestration of brain and body.
elections
Mobile health solution SleepRate revealed that the election season is having negative effects on our sleep.
Nearly two dozen scientific research awards are being bestowed upon researchers around the world this year by the American Academy of Neurology.
work factors
A study found that specific psychological and social work factors were associated with sleep problems both concurrently and two years after exposure, indicating prolonged consequences.
filing memories
Memories formed in one part of the brain are replayed and transferred to a different area of the brain during rest, according to a University College London (UCL) study in rats.
women shift
A study from the Surrey Sleep Research Centre at the University of Surrey has found that shifted sleep-wake cycles affect men and women's brain function differently.
sleep wake mouse
Falling asleep and waking up are key transitions in everyone's day. Millions of people have trouble with these transitions—they find it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, and hard to stay awake during the day.
brain waves memory
Research strongly suggests that sleep is crucial for learning and forming long-term memories. But exactly how such memory is formed is not well understood and remains, despite considerable research, a central question of inquiry in neuroscience.