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Sleep clinicians and scientists from around the world will discuss current practices in sleep medicine and the latest findings in sleep and circadian research at SLEEP 2015, the 29th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS).
BetterSleepCouncil
Research recently conducted by the Better Sleep Council (BSC) shows Americans are conflicted about sleep. The survey found that a large majority of people understand that sleep is necessary to recharge, restore, and refresh. But when asked about their feelings toward sleep, their answers become more complex and polarized.
ResMed's SERVE-HF—a multinational, multicenter, randomized controlled Phase III trial—did not meet its primary endpoint. SERVE-HF was designed to assess whether the treatment of moderate to severe predominant central sleep apnea with adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy could reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure in addition to optimized medical care.
An important link between the human body clock and the immune system has relevance for better understanding inflammatory and infectious diseases, discovered collaborators at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Trinity College, Dublin.
BedBugCollector
In recent years, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) have been appearing more and more often in beds around the world, and entomologists need specimens for research purposes.
Basis, an Intel company, has has donated 1,000 Basis fitness and sleep trackers to the VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) in recognition of National Military Appreciation Month, to support programs benefiting local veterans. A portion of the donation will be used in a pilot study run by the VA to track sleep changes in veterans, as well as in VA-supported athletic and activity programs.
Each June, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) Research Committee recognizes outstanding research in dental sleep medicine.
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In recent years, public health concerns about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have risen significantly, driven in part by affected military veterans returning from conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere. PTSD is associated with number of psychological maladies, among them chronic depression, anger, insomnia, eating disorders, and substance abuse.
A Fitbit purchaser has filed a class action lawsuit alleging false advertising for select Fitbit model's "sleep tracking" features.
Itamar Sleep Apnea Cardiologists
In light of the growing evidence of the link between cardiovascular disease and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Itamar Medical Ltd is expanding its business model by offering a comprehensive sleep apnea management solution to cardiologists who seek to create a streamlined pathway for effective treatment.
SleepSafe Drivers was chosen to discuss obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and answer industry-specific questions related to OSA and its effects on drivers on The Tim Ridley Show, part of the Road Dog Trucking SiriusXM family.
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Biologists have known that variations in the amount of sunlight a person receives and her or his circadian clock play a role in seasonal affective disorder (SAD). They have also proposed that the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin may be involved.
As part of the THN3 Clinical Study, ImThera Medical Inc's aura6000 System—a hypoglossal nerve stimulator for sleep apnea–was implanted into the first two patients.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc and Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc have completed Phase 1 clinical study of JZP-386, a deuterium-containing analog of sodium oxybate.
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Summer overnight camp can instill anxiety and terror in the youngster who wets the bed.
NovaSom Inc will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr., airing via Discovery Channel during the third quarter of 2015. Dates and show times are to be announced.
TrueNorth
Via a partnership with Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions, Health Solutions, and Michael H. Levine, MD, TrueNorth launches Sleep Solution, a business designed to manage sleep apnea programs to assist the transportation industry in reducing the costs and risks associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
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In her roles at hospitals, sleep labs, and DME companies, respiratory therapist Adrian R. Hunter has been singing sleep's praises for years. Recently, she took her sleep apnea awareness message to a much wider audience.
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Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants 1-12 months of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants sleep on their back on a firm mattress, without loose bedding.
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When Evansville resident Mike Boren met his newborn nephew, he came away with a couple of impressions: the little guy was cute as a button and the entire family never slept. “Uncle Mike” wanted to do something to help them get some rest.