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  • Pure caffeine powder can be deadly

    Apr 16 2015...
    A new health advisory warns consumers that powdered pure caffeine can be dangerous and deadly. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine advises the public to avoid pure caffeine powder.

    Caffeine powder is highly potent, and a safe serving size is extremely small. It is nearly impossible to measure caffeine powder accurately in the home. As a result the risk of an accidental, lethal overdose is high.

    Sleep is an all-natural performance enhancer that gives you an energy boost. It also improves your health and mood. Best of all – it’s free, and no prescription is required. You can’t find it online, but you can get it at home. Try some sleep tonight! READ MORE>>
  • Depression and insomnia are linked to frequent nightmares

    Apr 09 2015...
    A new study suggests that depression and insomnia are the strongest risk factors for having frequent nightmares.

    The study involved 13,922 adults. They ranged in age from 25 to 74 years. All of the study subjects answered a series of questions about their health. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep tips to prepare for daylight saving time

    Mar 03 2015...
    The spring forward to daylight saving time will happen at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 8. This annual event can be a shock to your body. Losing an hour of sleep during the time change can throw off your circadian rhythms. This can make it difficult to get enough sleep during the following workweek.

    With some advance preparation, you can minimize the effects of the daylight saving time change. Read on to learn the steps to prevent insomnia after the spring forward. READ MORE>>
  • Can too much sleep kill you?

    Feb 27 2015...


    Older woman sleeping

    Media reports of a new study are tarnishing sleep’s healthy image. The tabloid headlines scream, “Too MUCH sleep could KILL YOU.” But could sweet, gentle sleep really be a cold-blooded killer?

    The British study involved nearly 10,000 adults who completed a health survey. Four years later they completed the survey again. They had an average age of 62 years, and their health outcomes were followed for an average of 9.5 years. READ MORE>>
  • Treating insomnia in veterans reduces suicidal thoughts

    Feb 18 2015...
    A new study of veterans suggests that treating insomnia may save lives.

    The study involved 405 veterans with insomnia disorder. They received up to six sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. CBT-I helps you change attitudes and habits that keep you from sleeping well. It also helps you learn new strategies to sleep better. READ MORE>>
  • New sleep apnea and oral appliance guidelines drafted: Send in your comments

    Feb 09 2015...
    The AASM requests your comments on draft guidelines for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with oral appliances. The AASM is looking for comments on this paper from anyone with an interest in oral appliance therapy or sleep apnea treatments who wish to submit their feedback. This can include:
    • AASM members
    • AADSM members
    • Nonmember health care professionals
    • Patients
    • Insurance and oral appliance companies
    • Advocacy groups
    • Professional medical societies
    This comment period is part of a new guideline development process that the AASM has adopted based on recommendations by the Institute of Medicine. The public comment period is open from Monday, February 9 through Monday, February 23. READ MORE>>
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