Insomnia Seminar in Springfield, NJ on Feb 3. Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel, one of the nation's predominant experts in the fields of sleep disorders and sleep research in aging, will present "Insomnia: Causes, Consequences, and Cures" next Wednesday at Temple Sha'arey Shalom (78 South Springfield Ave.) at 730pm. Tickets are not required; suggested donation is $10. More info
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TOP TEN || Sleep news picks this week — newest to oldest — Curator's Choice
1. JAN 27 || ANNALS OF AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY
Relationship between Travel Time from Home to a Regional Sleep Apnea Clinic in British Columbia, Canada and the Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (abstract)
From the curator: Maybe the cross-pollination of sleep medicine with telemedicine will fix this troubling inadequacy.
Public Health & Safety
2. JAN 27 || BUSINESS INSIDER
Here's what you should do if you wake up before your alarm and don't want to feel tired all day
From the curator: This advice is legit. Follow it.
Lifestyle & Hygiene
3. JAN 27 || HUFFINGTON POST SLEEP + WELLNESS
The Fourth Industrial Revolution Meets the Sleep Revolution
From the curator: Arianna is my hero.
Business & Workplace
4. JAN 27 || NEWS-MEDICAL.net
Reclaim Your Sleep survey: 46% of female patients waiting over five years to be diagnosed with sleep apnoea
From the curator: This is not only outrageous, but not surprising. When are physicians going to stop thinking of female patients are hysterical? That's so 1900s, guys.
5. JAN 27 || SLEEP BETTER, LIVE BETTER BLOG
Sleep Apnea Patients Must Show PAP Compliance Before Device Purchase or Resupply
From the curator: A CPAP prescription is like any other therapy; you need to use it all the time or insurance will stop paying for it. It's not optional, people.
6. JAN 26 || COURIER JOURNAL
Attacking Sleep Apnea: It’s All About the Mask
From the curator: If you have sleep apnea and need to use CPAP, be very demanding about trying on every single mask option available to you. It truly is all about the mask.
7. JAN 25 || EOS SLEEP
Is There A Standard Time To Be Retested For Sleep Apnea?
From the curator: A really good question and one that isn't always followed up on by labs.
The Science of Sleep
8. JAN 25 || HEALTH NEWS REVIEW
Saturday sleep-ins help prevent diabetes? Small, preliminary study got more attention than it deserved
From the curator: Wishful thinking makes for terrible headlines. Media literacy matters, not only for readers, but for the media itself!
9. JAN 25 || NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
EXCLUSIVE: Livery drivers get help with aches and pains of long hours with wellness program
From the curator: When it comes to drowsy driving, we tend to focus on long-haul truck drivers, but the rules apply to all of our transportation workers: pilots, limo drivers, train conductors, cabbies, even ferry boat captains
Business & Workplace
Marriott CEO: Stop Applauding People Who Boast About Not Sleeping
From the curator: They're still out there, and they need a day of reckoning. Thanks, Marriott, for using your position to raise awareness of this troubling attitude.
WORLD || International sleep news
JAN 22 || HUFFINGTON POST PARENTS [CANADA]
Sleep Deprivation: Parents Aren't Doing Their Kids Any Favours By Letting Them Stay Up
JAN 22 || STUFF.co.nz [NEW ZEALAND]
Businessman told police he fell asleep at wheel before crash
JAN 25 || ARAB NEWS [SAUDI ARABIA]
41% of Saudis suffer from sleep disorder
JAN 26 || OTAGO DAILY TIMES [NEW ZEALAND]
Paramedic falls asleep at wheel after shift
JAN 26 || STUFF.co.nz [NEW ZEALAND]
The science behind why we struggle to sleep in the heat
JAN 28 || EVENING TIMES [SCOTLAND]
Bed firm Sealy's is advertising for a 'sleep ambassador' to test out their products
NATIONAL || Sleep news across the U.S.
JAN 22 || SALINA JOURNAL [KS]
CPAP machine stolen from car
JAN 22 || SYRACUSE.com [NY]
Deputies ticket driver who fell asleep at the wheel in Clay
JAN 23 || WILLMAR RADIO [MN]
Truck crash in Benson injures Clara City man
JAN 26 || JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDIAN [FL]
More arrests in 'pill mill' case
JAN 26 || KMA LAND [IA]
Emerson woman hurt after falling asleep at wheel
JAN 28 || SUN JOURNAL [ME]
Committee looks at later school start
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY || Community health: epidemiology, transportation, industry, education
JAN 26 || ASBURY PARK PRESS
Over-used hospital practice: interrupted sleep
From the curator: Hospitals are no place to sleep... but they need to be.
BUSINESS & WORKPLACE || Workplace safety, corporate news, the business of sleep
JAN 22 || SHP ONLINE
Is your Fatigue Management Policy letting you down?
JAN 25 || SLEEP REVIEW
How Is Information Management Transforming Sleep Medicine?
JAN 25 || WOMAN'S DAY
This Is When Adults Should Be Starting Work, According to a Sleep Expert: Apparently, working 9 to 5 is no way to make a living
From the curator: More stories like this, please. We need to rethink culture to build healthy lifestyles (which include time for adequate sleep) into the equation.
JAN 26 || SLEEP REVIEW
Home Sleep Apnea Device Startup Chosen as Part of Invent Penn State Initiative
JAN 27 || CAMBRIDGE NETWORK
Airparks’ night workers trial Lumie lights
From the curator: I love that they are taking the needs of these night workers seriously!
THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP || Scientific research and sleep medicine
JAN 25 || DOVE PRESS
Chronic sleep disturbance and neural injury: links to neurodegenerative disease
From the curator: For all my friends with MS: not everything is MS, and MS can, indeed, wreak havoc on sleep. Get that fatigue checked out; you have potential solutions that will improve your quality of life.
JAN 25 || HUFFINGTON POST AUSTRALIA
Have You Ever Wondered Why You Sometimes Jerk Awake As You Fall Asleep?
JAN 25 || RED ORBIT
Morning people won't hack it on Mars, study says
JAN 27 || AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS NEWS
What causes nighttime grinding?
JAN 27 || CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE
Observational Study of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Wake-Up Stroke: The SLEEP TIGHT Study (abstract)
From the curator: Interesting research; if you can access the actual study and not the abstract, go for it.
JAN 27 || THE CONWAY DAILY SUN
Dr. Brian Irwin: Daytime Fatigue
JAN 28 || CBC NEWS
Insomnia's effects on brain explored
JAN 28 || INVERSE
We Won't Cure Sleepwalking Because It Doesn't Scare Us Enough
JAN 28 || PUBLIC SLATE
Insomnia versus Sleeplessness
JAN 28 || SLEEP & BREATHING
A systematic review of central sleep apnea in adult patients with chronic kidney disease
TECHNOLOGY || Devices (including PAP and sleep dentistry) — tools for diagnosing and treating sleep health issues
JAN 22 || QUARTZ
Sleep tech could set off a biological class war
From the curator: It's bound to happen.
JAN 26 || AAST WEB
Does Your Insurance Cover Home Sleep Apnea Testing?
JAN 26 || PR WEB
Sommetrics Announces FDA Clearance to Market its cNEP™ External Airway Management Device (press release)
JAN 26 || SOMNOSURE
Tips for Cleaning Your Snoring Mouthpiece
JAN 26 || THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY
Sleep apnea treatment associated with reduced readmissions for patients with heart failure (press release)
From the curator: So many patients give up on their therapies without realizing that, beyond comfort issues, their bodies really need them for more than just getting rid of snoring.
JAN 26 || WAREABLE
Jawbone wants to go big on sleep monitoring and counting calories
JAN 27 || SOMNOSURE
CPAP vs Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece: Comparisons and Considerations
DRUGS || Over the counter drugs, prescription medications, illicit substances, nutraceuticals
JAN 26 || DAILY MAIL
Pill given for chemo nausea can also stop snoring: Taking the tablet before bed reduces sleeping issues by almost a third
From the curator: Interesting, but let's remember that all drugs have side effects or risks. Fixing your snoring through nonpharmaceutical methods should be your first focus.
JAN 26 || YALE NEWS
Improved sleep can help addicts recover
PROCEDURES || Inpatient, outpatient, and surgery-related discussion
JAN 23 || MINIMEDIA.com
Uvula Removal Surgery and Side Effects
THERAPIES || Cognitive behavioral therapy, chronotherapy, phototherapy, alternative therapy, complementary medicine, functional medicine
JAN 22 || NEUROLOGY ADVISOR
Pediatric Neurology Patients Use Alternative Medications for Sleep Disorders, Headache
Complementary & Alternative Medicine
JAN 28 || SBS
Insomnia program 'reduces depression'--An online treatment for insomnia has reduced anxiety and depression in participants, according to a new study
Cognitive behavioral therapy
CULTURE || Cultural, societal, artistic expressions and discussions about sleep
JAN 24 || CRACKED
I've Got Narcolepsy: 6 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About It
From the curator: Don't have narcolepsy? Read this article. Please.
SocietyJAN 24 || GOSS.ie
Photos | Showbiz Lucy Kennedy admits: 'Becoming a mum has left me sleep-deprived'
JAN 25 || BUSTLE
Artist Illustrates Sleep Disorders As GIFs & They Are Eerily Relatable
JAN 27 || HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Ryan Reynolds' Sleep-Deprived Hallucinations
LIFESTYLE & HYGIENE || Helps for patients and clues for sleep self-improvement
JAN 22 || MOTHERBOARD
The Uberwomen Who Beat Sleep
From the curator: Or did they? Read the whole story to learn the truth.
JAN 22 || VAN WINKLE'S
Why Sleeping in Spandex Makes Sense
JAN 22 || VOGUE
Why Swearing Off the Snooze Button Is the Secret to Better Sleep
JAN 23 || MOTHERBOARD
We Talked to a Night Server About Her Fear of Missing Out
JAN 24 || BUSTLE
13 Signs You Are Sleep Deprived, And Need A Nap Immediately
JAN 25 || VAN WINKLE'S
9-Time Ironman Meredith Kessler on Why Good Sleep is Her Greatest Weapon
JAN 26 || NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Extreme social media use can cause sleep disturbance: study
JAN 26 || SLEEPING IN A HAMMOCK
Sleeping with your head elevated: good or bad?
JAN 27 || HUFFINGTON POST SLEEP + WELLNESS
You Can't Take a Vacation From Sleep Apnea
From the curator: Exactly. Just like diabetes or other managed chronic illnesses, there's no "cure" except to treat it daily. Fortunately, traveling with CPAP has gotten so much better it's hardly an issue anymore.
FAMILY || Sleep health through the lifespan: pediatrics, teens, womens health, family health, mens health, parenting, eldercare
JAN 22 || RUTGERS TODAY
Texting at Night Affects Teens’ Sleep, Academic Performance
JAN 23 || WDAM-7
Sleep-deprived children face increased health risks
JAN 24 || DAILY MAIL
Teenagers can't sleep because their rooms are smelly, claims expert
JAN 26 || SCIENCE DAILY
Social media use in young adults linked to sleep disturbance
JAN 27 || WASHINGTON POST
What to do when your kid can’t fall asleep without you in the room
From the curator: Remember, you job is not to be your kid's best friend... your job is to raise an adult who can function independently.
MULTIMEDIA || Sleep health education and issues captured in graphics, photos, audio, film
JAN 23 || KPLU 88.5
How A Narcolepsy Diagnosis Ignited A Career In Neuroscience
JAN 23 || WRVO
Restless legs syndrome: sensations, symptoms & solutions
JAN 27 || FUSION SLEEP
The Sleep Impact on a Child with ADD
JAN 28 || CASS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Sleep vs. Heart Health: Cass Regional Sleep Lab Coordinator Explains on KC Live
JAN 28 || TED TALKS
Playlist: Talks to inspire you to go to bed and get a good night's sleep
FIRST PERSON || Individual accounts of living with sleep disorders
JAN 22 || HME NEWS
Theresa Flaherty interviews Dr. Joseph Krainin: Modern life makes 'recipe' for sleeplessness
JAN 23 || MOTHERBOARD
Stephen Klinck: Coming to Terms With Sexsomnia
JAN 24 || MOTHERBOARD
Annalisa Domenighini: Can You Be Addicted to Sleep?
JAN 24 || MOTHERBOARD
Ashwin Rodrigues: My Great Sleep Hygiene Experiment
JAN 25 || GO DAN RIVER
Susan Elzey: Is there absolutely no sleep in the universe for me ever?
JAN 28 || DEMOCRAT GAZETTE
Gwen Rockwood || Long winter's nap: Columnist dares to dream
DREAM LIFE || The art and science of dreaming
JAN 27 || MOTHERBOARD
Geraldine Cremin: The Aspirational Science of Predictive Dreaming
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