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insomniamortality
A connection between persistent insomnia and increased inflammation and mortality has been identified by a group of researchers from the University of Arizona. Their study, published in The American Journal of Medicine, found that people who suffer from persistent insomnia are at greater risk than those who experience intermittent insomnia.
Human brain stroke
People who sleep for more than 8 hours a day have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study by the University of Cambridge—and this risk doubles for older people who persistently sleep longer than average.
Might living a structured life with regularly established mealtimes and early bedtimes lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness?
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 United States 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.
nighttimelegcramps
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.
"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.
TruckingBulletinAnalysis
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.
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.
merchantmarinenarcolepsy
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on a proposed policy clarification regarding the specific medical documentation it will consider in determining whether a medical waiver is warranted for merchant mariners with sleep disorders (among other disorders it seeks to issue clarification for).
AmericanTelehealth
A survey of US consumers found that 64% of Americans are willing to have doctor visits via video telehealth.
diabetes sleep link
Lack of sleep can elevate levels of free fatty acids in the blood, accompanied by temporary pre-diabetic conditions in healthy young men, according to new research published online today. The research was published in in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
Led by Ryan Diesem, research manager of Valley Inspired Products, a study aimed to explore the output of PVDF airflow sensors as compared to traditional nasal pressure sensors.
The sleep apnea devices market is marked by a high degree of competition. There are a few well-established firms and several small firms that operate in this industry. Agreements, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), partnerships, and collaborations form an important strategy to enhance the bottom line of the key players in this market.
NSF advocacy
More than 40 National Sleep Foundation (NSF) representatives spent February 11 in the halls of Congress, engaging in 55 meetings with US Senators and Representatives about important sleep advocacy areas.
insomniamarketdecline
Insomnia drug sales will fall rapidly from $2.1 billion in 2013 to $1.4 billion by 2016, before steadily recovering to $1.8 billion by 2023. The recovery will be driven by the launch of two products, Merck & Co’s Belsomra and Eisai’s E-2006, and an increase in the prevalent cases of insomnia, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.
schoolstarttime
Half of parents say they would support later school start times for teens, according to a recent University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.
A former international bodybuilding champ who was diagnosed with sleep apnea 10 years ago fielded a range of heavyweight questions during a recent "CPAP Talk – Live!" virtual support session that drew people with sleep issues from eight states.
The American Sleep Association (ASA) has launched a new effort to expand into the sleep and sleep disorder marketplace.