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  • Awake at the Wheel: Drowsy driving infographic

    Jan 23 2015...
    Every year drowsy driving injures and kills thousands of people on U.S. roads. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project urges you to refuse to drive when sleep-deprived. Make it a daily priority to get 7 to 9 hours of nightly sleep and learn to detect the signs of drowsiness. Be sure to pull off the road to a safe location if you begin to feel sleepy while driving. Stay safe on the road by staying Awake at the Wheel!

    Drowsy driving infographic

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  • Teen video contest promotes sleep awareness

    Jan 13 2015...
    High school students have one more month to enter the 2015 Sleep Story Video Contest. Sponsored by the American Sleep Medicine Foundation, the contest invites teens to make a creative video about the importance of sleep. Up for grabs is a grand prize of $1,000 – split evenly between the winning student and his or her school. Second and third-place prizes of $500 and $250 also will be awarded.

    Video entries must be between 30 seconds and 2 minutes in length. Entries must be received by Feb. 9, 2015. Jack Gentempo, a homeschool student from Norway, Maine, won the 2014 grand prize with his video, “The Wonderful World of Sleep.” READ MORE>>
  • Top 5 sleep stories of the year: 2014

    Jan 02 2015...
    As 2015 begins, we take a look back at our top sleep-related stories of 2014. Counting down from No. 5, these are the articles on Sleepeducation.com that received the most views in 2014. READ MORE>>
  • Many U.S. workers sleeping less to work more

    Dec 16 2014...
    A new study suggests that work is stealing sleep from many Americans.

    The study analyzed data from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS). It included responses from more than 124,000 people. They described how they spent their time in the past 24 hours. READ MORE>>
  • Alarm app Wakie lets you wake up to a conversation

    Dec 09 2014...


    The new alarm clock app Wakie for your smartphone lets you start the morning with a conversation with a complete stranger from anywhere in the world. The innovative app is a promising and potentially awkward alternative way to wake up.

    The concept of the app is simple: you set a time in which someone will call you, much like the kind of wake-up call you get at a hotel. The entire experience is safe and completely anonymous. When you receive the phone call, it will only display the country of origin. READ MORE>>
  • Sleepless in America Review

    Dec 02 2014...
    The new documentary "Sleepless in America" explores sleep loss as a byproduct of modern society. Or more specifically, it reveals the compounding consequences of having a population that simply does not get enough sleep.

    The road we are heading down is not pleasant. With drowsy drivers who are every bit as dangerous as drunks to the associated long-term health problems like diabetes and dementia, the long-term cost of sleep loss is excessive.



    The documentary is a co-production of National Geographic, the Public Good Projects and the National Institutes of Health. READ MORE>>
  • Teens with earlier school start times have higher crash rates

    Nov 28 2014...
    A new study suggests that teen drivers who start class earlier in the morning are involved in more car accidents than peers with a later school start time.

    The study analyzed data from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. It compared teen crash rates in two nearby counties during two school years. One county had a high school start time of 7:20 a.m. Classes in the other county began at 8:45 a.m. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep medicine in America: Infographic

    Nov 25 2014...
    Millions of people in the U.S. are struggling to sleep well at night and stay awake during the day. Our nation’s sleep problem is so widespread that the CDC has called insufficient sleep “a public health epidemic.” The need for high quality sleep care has never been greater. The good news is that sleep medicine expertise is available all across America.

    About 7,500 doctors in the U.S. are board certified in sleep medicine. There also are more than 2,500 sleep centers that are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
    Sleep Medicine in America infographic
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  • Type 2 diabetics have high risk for sleep apnea

    Nov 17 2014...
    The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project advises everyone with Type 2 diabetes to be aware of their high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). November is National Diabetes Month.

    Research shows that sleep apnea afflicts 7 in 10 people with Type 2 diabetes. OSA is a chronic disease that involves repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep. READ MORE>>
  • Little sleep, big cost: Infographic

    Nov 10 2014...
    How much sleep do you get each night? The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project recommends that adults get at least seven hours of nightly sleep for optimal health and alertness. But millions of adults in the U.S. sleep six hours or less per night. Sleep loss also is more common in some professions than others. This infographic is a reminder that sleep loss has a steep cost. Insufficient sleep increases your risk of chronic disease. Make it one of your top priorities to get at least seven hours of sleep each night. Sleep Well, Be Well!

    Sleep Well Be Well infographic
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