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  • 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 have earned board certification in sleep medicine. There also are more than 2,500 sleep centers that are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
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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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  • Insomnia increases risk of death from accidental injuries

    Nov 06 2014...
    New research links insomnia to a higher risk of deadly accidents such as falls and car crashes.

    The study involved more than 54,000 men and women. They completed a health survey that included questions about their sleep. The study tracked them for an average of about 13 years. READ MORE>>
  • Drowsy driving kills thousands each year on U.S. roads

    Nov 03 2014...
    A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that drowsy driving may cause 6,400 fatal crashes on U.S. roads each year. The public release of the report coincides with Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, Nov. 2 – 9, 2014.

    Results show that 21 percent of deadly crashes involved a drowsy driver. The results suggest that drowsy driving is involved in 328,000 crashes each year. About 109,000 of these crashes result in injuries. READ MORE>>
  • Fall back to an earlier bedtime as daylight saving time ends

    Oct 31 2014...
    The end of daylight saving time on the first Sunday in November is the perfect time to make healthy sleep a priority. The time change arrives when it is already getting dark earlier in the evening. Setting the clock back an hour provides the ideal opportunity for sleep-deprived adults to adopt an earlier bedtime.

    Are you getting at least seven hours of nightly sleep? If not, then you can benefit from an earlier bedtime. Here are some tips to take advantage of the fall time change. READ MORE>>
  • Haunted Health: Sleep apnea infographic

    Oct 31 2014...
    Is obstructive sleep apnea haunting your house? This Haunted Health infographic from the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project will help you identify the scary signs of OSA. Take action before your health becomes a horror story. Instead of screaming, pledge to “Stop the Snore” and talk to a doctor about sleep apnea. READ MORE>>
  • Six ways sleep apnea makes your life a horror movie

    Oct 30 2014...
    Sleep apnea can be a nightmare for your health, making it feel like you are living in a horror movie. Is obstructive sleep apnea haunting your health? Watch out for these six scary signs.

    Take action before your health becomes a horror story. Instead of screaming, pledge to "Stop the Snore" and talk to a doctor about sleep apnea. It's time for the nightmare to end! READ MORE>>
  • Sleep apnea contributed to deadly train derailment

    Oct 28 2014...
    A new report from the National Transportation Safety Board concludes that sleep problems played a role in a deadly train derailment last December. The train entered a curve where the speed limit was 30 miles per hour. But the train continued traveling at a speed of 82 mph. As a result the locomotive and all seven cars went off the rails. Four people were killed, and 61 others were injured.

    The NTSB report concluded that the Metro-North train engineer had fallen asleep. His sleepiness was blamed on undiagnosed, severe obstructive sleep apnea. His sleep also may have been disrupted by a recent change in his work shift. READ MORE>>
  • Prevent drowsy driving to save teen lives

    Oct 24 2014...
    Drowsy driving accidents can occur at any age. But data show that the risk of drowsy driving is highest among drivers who are between 16 and 24 years old. The risk of a drowsy driving crash also is 60 percent higher among males than females.

    Promoting safe driving is especially important for the health of teens. The CDC reports that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death to teens. This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Do your part to help teens stay safe on the road by staying “Awake at the Wheel.” READ MORE>>