SPECIAL || Recalls, special announcements, breaking news, events
Nationwide: The Huffington Post is hosting its first ever Sleep Revolution College Tour this spring, visiting 50 campuses across the US to shine a light on the latest research about sleep deprivation and to raise awareness about the importance of sleep and the dangers of not getting enough.
The Huffington Post has partnered with major brands to host "sleep fairs" and slumber parties to "give students tangible tools and products to learn better sleep habits and make small but transformational changes in their lives," according to their recent announcement. Learn more about the tour here; find dates in your community here.
CURATOR'S CHOICE indicates recommended reading and includes editorial comments and opinions from the SHC curator.
TOP TEN || Sleep news picks this week — newest to oldest — Curator's Choice
1. MAR 30 || ARGONAUT ONLINE [CA]
‘Bernie Baby’ Died from SIDS
From the curator: How sad; who didn't enjoy seeing that picture cycling the social media?
2. MAR 30 || NEW YORK DAILY NEWS [NY]
NYPD cop claims he was sleepwalking — not drunk — when he broke into woman's home and assaulted her
From the curator: It's easy to be skeptical but the man has a history of other sleep disorders. This is one to watch.
3. MAR 29 || AMERICAN ADDICTION CENTERS
Ambien Withdrawal – Symptoms, Timeline and Tips
From the curator: Please read this before you decide you want to try Ambien.
4. MAR 29 || SUNSHINE COAST DAILY
VIDEO: The moment you have a micro-sleep behind the wheel
From the curator: Definitely something we all need to be aware of. Nobody is immune to this dangerous lapse between consciousness and sleep.
5. MAR 28 || M LIVE [MI]
Lab results show prescription drugs in blood of attorney charged in crash
From the curator: Sleeping aids are not to be taken lightly.
6. MAR 27 || NORTHERN ECHO [UK]
Charity is appealing for alternative therapists to aid veterans' sleep
From the curator: Vets deserve the best care, especially when it comes to sleep and PTSD.
7. MAR 25 || BUSTLE
A Gene For Sleep Deprivation Has Been Identified, And Here's What It Means For Your Health
From the curator: Whether you have the gene or not: make sleep a priority.
The Science of Sleep
8. MAR 25 || THE JAPAN NEWS [JAPAN]
Changing habits, drug can reduce bedwetting
From the curator: Good to see efforts to treat this troubling problem.
9. MAR 25 || LOS ANGELES TIMES
Alarm clock-lamp tries to get you on a sleepy wavelength
From the curator: I love this idea!
Light and chronotherapy
10. MAR 25 || MACWORLD
iOS 9.3: The new Night Shift feature probably won’t help you sleep better - There’s no solid evidence that mobile screens’ color temperature is the real culprit to keeping you up at night
From the curator: I appreciate Sree Roy's statement in connection to this article (see below, "Editor’s Message: A Seismic Shift in Awareness")
WORLD || International sleep news
MAR 27 || GULF NEWS [UNITED ARAB EMIRATES]
Not enough sleep for readers: Majority of the respondents of an online poll are only getting six hours of sleep
MAR 27 || THE INDIAN EXPRESS [INDIA]
Maharashtra: Docs claim working conditions ‘inhuman’, DMER says all is well
From the curator: This is becoming an echoing complaint worldwide.
MAR 28 || THE HINDU [INDIA]
Youth killed in an accident
MAR 28 || MENAFN.com [UNITED ARAB EMIRATES]
Experts warn about high Sudden Infant Death rates in the UAE
MAR 28 || YIBADA [CHINA]
Young Chinese Children Get Insufficient Sleep, Study Finds
MAR 29 || BORED PANDA [UNITED ARAB EMIRATES]
Nap Bar In Dubai Lets You Take Breaks During Busy Days
MAR 29 || COMMUNITY NEWS [AUSTRALIA]
Booragoon scientist reveals dangers of intrusive lighting
From the curator: Light pollution is becoming more of a problem.
MAR 29 || DAILY MAIL [AUSTRALIA]
Video shows the terrifying moment a driver has a 'micro-sleep' behind the wheel and crashes into a parked truck
MAR 30 || DOVE PRESS [TAIWAN]
Predictive factors warrant screening for obstructive sleep apnea in COPD: a Taiwan National Survey
MAR 30 || GLOBAL NEWS [CANADA]
Sleep-deprived Canadians risking serious long-term health problems: scientists
MAR 30 || MALAYA.com [THE PHILIPPINES]
Uratex supports PSSM to promote good sleep
NATIONAL || Sleep news across the U.S.
MAR 25 || KFOX [TX]
Fort Bliss offers sleep deprivation program for soldiers to get proper sleep
MAR 25 || WHEC [NY]
Rollover crash on 390 in Greece
MAR 26 || THE BROOKLYN READER [NY]
RECAP of Safe Sleep Event: In Awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
MAR 27 || THE PARENT HERALD [TN]
Tennessee Hospital Awarded for Infant Sleep Safety Efforts
MAR 28 || KVIA [TX]
Sister of man charged with killing officer says he didn't do it on purpose
MAR 28 || PARADISE POST [CA]
Sleepy driver sentenced in vehicular manslaughter case
MAR 29 || CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY [WA]
Washington State U tests napping pods
MAR 29 || CBC ONLINE [IA]
Sac City Woman Falls Asleep At Wheel; Strikes Utility Pole
MAR 29 || TUCSON NEWS NOW [KY]
New device offered in Louisville could help millions of sleep apnea sufferers
MAR 30 || C AND G NEWS [MI]
Local company discusses sleeping right on ‘Dr. Oz’
MAR 30 || WTOV 9 [OH]
EORH opens new Sleep Place
MAR 31 || KIMT [MN]
Truck drivers falling asleep at the wheel
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY || Community health: epidemiology, transportation, industry, education, safety regulations
MAR 27 || HUFFPOST SLEEP + WELLNESS
Millions of Hispanics at Risk for This Serious Sleep Problem
MAR 28 || DRIVING
Driving while drowsy limits your abilities to avoid a collision almost as much as being drunk
MAR 28 || SLEEP RESOLUTIONS
Hospital Sleep Center vs Independent Sleep Center: Pros and Cons
MAR 31 || SLEEP RESOLUTIONS
Why should I have a sleep study at an Accredited Center?
THE BUSINESS OF SLEEP || Corporate news, the business of sleep
MAR 26 || DATA BRIDGE MARKET RESEARCH
U.S. is Expected to Dominate the North America Sleep Apnea Devices Market – a New Report from Data Bridge Market Research (press release)
MAR 28 || SLEEP REVIEW
Technavio: Top Seven Vendors in Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Market
MAR 29 || MOBI HEALTH NEWS
Rythm raises $4M for mobile-enabled sleep tracking headband
From the curator: Lots of money pouring into wearable technology to fix sleep. Maybe we should take that same money and use it for sleep health education. Awareness, education and action will do more to fix the problem at its root.
THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP || Scientific research and sleep medicine using ICSD-3 categories, may include full text, abstracts. Note: Some of these links are intended for medical professionals. Complete articles may require paywall access.
MAR 30 || SLEEP REVIEW
Sleep’s Illuminator: Meir Kryger, MD
MAR 30 || SCIENCE ALERT
What's the link between insomnia and mental illness?
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
MAR 25 || E BIOMEDICINE
Changes in Neurocognitive Architecture in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treated with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
MAR 28 || DOCTOR'S LOUNGE
CPAP Ups Exercise Performance in Tracheobronchomalacia
Central Disorders of Hypersomnia
MAR 30 || SOUND SLEEP HEALTH
What is a Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)?
MAR 31 || SOUND SLEEP HEALTH
What is Cataplexy and How is it Treated?
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
MAR 23 || PLOS ONE
Cerebrospinal Fluid Hypocretin-1 (Orexin-A) Level Fluctuates with Season and Correlates with Day Length
MAR 25 || EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Sleep Disorders in Shift Workers in the Emergency Department and Efficacy of Melatonin
MAR 28 || MEDICAL NEWS TODAY
Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Pediatrics / Children's Health Sleepwalking: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
MAR 29 || BUSTLE
What Is Night Eating Syndrome? 6 Things To Know About NES
MAR 29 || WIBX 950
Keeler Sleep Study Video: Night Terrors?
MAR 30 || SLEEP JUNKIES
Buttered cigarettes... and 9 other freaky sleepwalking incidents
MAR 25 || INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
A Neurophysiological Approach for Evaluating Noise-Induced Sleep Disturbance: Calculating the Time Constant of the Dynamic Characteristics in the Brainstem (abstract)
MAR 25 || MEDICAL XPRESS
Low frequency noise ions to be replicated for first major study on windfarms and sleep
MAR 25 || NEWS 9
Daytime sleepiness, long naps linked to heart risks
MAR 27 || SLEEP REVIEW
Genes Influence Sleep/Wake Timing of Seizures in People with Epilepsy
MAR 28 || MD
CPAP Use May Not Improve Diabetes Control
MAR 29 || INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES
Mechanism of Sleep Disturbance in Children with Atopic Dermatitis and the Role of the Circadian Rhythm and Melatonin
TECHNOLOGY || Devices (including PAP, dental sleep medicine, neurostimulation, etc) and tools for diagnosing and treating sleep health issues
MAR 26 || WFLA
Doctors: New sleep-tracking tech results could be misleading
From the curator: I hope these tech companies continue to refine these products, nonetheless.
DRUGS || Over the counter drugs, prescription medications, illicit substances, nutraceuticals
MAR 30 || BUSINESS WIRE
Theranexus: Preclinical Results Published in the Specialist Medical Journal Sleep
From the curator: People with narcolepsy deserve more symptom management options.
THERAPIES || Cognitive behavior therapy, chronotherapy, phototherapy, alternative therapy, complementary medicine, functional medicine
MAR 25 || HUFFPOST SLEEP + WELLNESS
Bedtime Yoga: Three Postures to Help You Fall Asleep
MAR 29 || PSFK
Table with Circadian Lighting Could Improve Your Sleep Cycle
From the curator: Another fun idea!
CULTURE || Cultural, social, athletic, legal, artistic and religious discussions of sleep
MAR 25 || BELFAST TELEGRAPH
Video: Matthias Schoenaerts - Filming Disorder gave me 'PTSD symptoms'
MAR 25 || GOLF DIGEST
Gary Player sounds off on Tiger Woods' "lessons" and sleep deprivation
MAR 25 || SLEEP SCHOLAR
NFLPA 2016 former players convention with a focus on sleep apnea testing and treatment
MAR 27 || THE STAR
Athletes awaken to the link between sleep and sports performance
MAR 28 || THE NEW YORK TIMES
Schools Are Slow to Learn That Sleep Deprivation Hits Teenagers Hardest
From the curator: When will they start paying attention?
MAR 28 || VOX
Late sleepers are tired of being discriminated against. And science has their back
From the curator: So glad to hear there is pushback. "Early to bed, early to rise" thinking may have worked back in the day, but it's not relevant to the way we live these days.
MAR 31 || NEW YORK MAGAZINE
A New Movement Wants to Change How You Think About Sleep
From the curator: Sleep isn't optional, people. We will die without it.
LIFESTYLE & HYGIENE || Tips and clues for sleep self-improvement
MAR 26 || LOS ANGELES TIMES
Can't keep off the pounds? Make sure you're getting enough sleep
MAR 27 || THE DAILY PROGRESS
Vital Signs: Strategies for ensuring a sound night's sleep
MAR 27 || WRIC
Protein diet helps improve sleep quality
MAR 28 || BUSTLE
7 Things That Could Be Keeping You Awake At Night
MAR 29 || AASTWEB.org
Re-inventing the alarm: What is keeping me awake?
From the curator: An interesting approach to thinking about timing and sleep.
MAR 29 || HUFFPOST SLEEP + WELLNESS
How Sleep Deficits are Messing Up Your Life and What to do About It
MAR 29 ||NBC NEWS
8 a.m. Class Fail: Sleepy College Students Flunking Out
MAR 29 || SOUND SLEEP HEALTH
How much sleep do I need?
MAR 30 || LACROSSE TRIBUNE
Dust mites just might invade pillows without cleaning regimen
From the curator: We could all probably do better when it comes to maintaining our pillows and bed linens.
MAR 30 || ROMPER
7 Ways Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Sex Life
FAMILY || Sleep health through the lifespan: pediatrics, women's health, family health, men's health, parenting, eldercare
MAR 26 || BOLD SKY
Tricks To Cure Sleeplessness In Pregnancy
MAR 29 || TEEN VOGUE
HEALTH Science Says Your School Should Probably Start Classes Later in the Morning
MAR 30 || CDA PRESS
Sleep disorders in kids
From the curator: A great primer. Kids suffer from more sleep disorders than parents know.
MAR 30 || HUFFPOST PARENTS UK
Why Your Child's Night Light Is Ruining Their Sleep
MAR 31 || SLEEP BETTER, LIVE BETTER
How to Prepare Your Child for His Sleep Study
From the curator: Some ways to maximize your time at the lab.
MAR 31 || TIMES OF INDIA
Does your relationship need a sleep divorce?
MULTIMEDIA || Sleep health media captured in graphics, photos, audio, film
MAR 25 || KHON
Keiki Talk: Sleep is physically, psychologically restorative
MAR 31 || HEALIO
VIDEO: Strategies used in CBT for insomnia
FIRST PERSON || Op-Ed, letters to the editor, columnists, advocates, personal essays
MAR 25 || HUFFINGTON POST
Sponsored Post (Sleep Number): What Can The Evolution Of Our Sleep Habits Teach Us?
MAR 25 || STAR TRIBUNE
Tim Harlow @The Drive: Study: Risk soars for truckers with sleep apnea but skip treatment
MAR 26 || LONGVIEW NEWS JOURNAL
Special to the LNJ: Asleep at the wheel: Drowsy driving is impaired driving
MAR 26 || READING EAGLE
Dr. John Reitz: The Dentist's Chair: Tonsil and tongue size may hinder sleep
From the curator: This is an important consideration for some people. Not all people who have sleep breathing disorders are obese, sometimes their airways are overcrowded.
MAR 26 || VENTURA COUNTY STAR
From the curator: Agreed! Let's perfect this technology AND reduce the rates of sleep deprivation in our country first.
MAR 27 || ARKANSAS ONLINE
Tammy Keith @ThreeRiversEdition: Lack of sleep leaves writer feeling tangry
MAR 28 || BUSINESS INSIDER
Brandt Ranj: Making these three changes to my tech habits helped me sleep better and could do the same for you
MAR 28 || DAILY LIFE
David Leser: What no one understands about not being able to sleep
MAR 28 || HERALD.net
FDA needs cure for conflict
MAR 29 || AUBURN CITIZEN
Ask Dr. K.: Sleep laboratory testing can reveal sleep apnea
MAR 29 || MEDSCAPE
Aaron B. Holley, MD: Does Using an e-Reader Before Bed Ruin Your Sleep?
From the curator: Try reading good old fashioned print materials using a blue-filtering light.
MAR 29 || MY ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
Do sleeping pills increase the risk of dementia?
MAR 29 || SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
Annie Ho: Is there a right way to deal with a sleepless child who wants to share mum’s bed?
MAR 30 || AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND HEALTH
Lila Abassi: Praising Early-Risers Over Night Owls May Not Be So Wise
From the curator: If Big Businesses can break down the the barrier of 9-to-5 schedules, it might be wise for the rest of us to take stock of our own chronotypes.
MAR 31 || THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
Jesse Barron: Letter of Recommendation: Segmented Sleep
MAR 31 || SLEEP REVIEW
Sree Roy: Editor’s Message: A Seismic Shift in Awareness
From the curator: I am equally grateful for the fact that people are starting to rethink their sleep health.
The next news curation will be published on Friday April 15 2016
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