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  • CDC school start times

    Aug 25 2015...
    The alarm goes off at 6 a.m. Then it goes off four more times, because an extra 10 minutes of sleep trumps sitting down for breakfast. A granola bar on the bus is the gourmet breakfast of choice. The morning bus arrives at its stop by 6:38 a.m. and rolls into the school’s roundabout by 7 a.m. on the dot. Thirty more minutes blur by before another alarm goes off — the one that tells students it’s time to break out of zombie mode and start learning. READ MORE>>
  • The Tracy Morgan crash could have been avoided with sufficient sleep

    Aug 12 2015...
    It’s been over a year since a Walmart semi truck crashed into the limo van transporting Tracy Morgan and other comedians on the New Jersey Turnpike. The impact from the 110,000 plus pound truck left Morgan with serious brain trauma, several broken ribs and a broken femur, injured three other passengers and killed Morgan’s comedy writer, James McNair. READ MORE>>
  • TV news doctor has sleep apnea, wears CPAP mask nightly

    Aug 07 2015...
    Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic disease that can attack anyone – even a doctor. As Chief Health Editor for ABC 7 news in Detroit, Dr. Partha Nandi often shares important health advice with viewers. During a recent broadcast he told his personal story of living with sleep apnea. “If you’ve been snoring for a long time, don’t ignore it,” he said. “Get tested to see if you have sleep apnea.” READ MORE>>
  • How sleep deprivation ages you quicker

    Jul 24 2015...
    It usually starts in the mirror when you begin to notice. Your skin doesn’t have that same youthfulness it once had. The lines on your forehead begin to form permanent creases, and the color under your eyes is a little darker. This is the reality of aging. READ MORE>>
  • How insomnia can affect your health care

    Jul 10 2015...
    Your health care providers may know why you are sick or injured. But do they understand how you feel? It may depend on how well they slept. A new study examined how insomnia affects empathy. It involved 97 doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care workers. READ MORE>>
  • 5 ways to help your child get better sleep

    Jun 17 2015...
    If parents around the world can agree on anything, it’s this — getting kids to sleep is hard. A new study involved 10,085 mothers from 14 different countries. It looked at the effects of what a regular bedtime routine would do for kids who were 5 years old or younger. The results were conclusive. Children with a consistent bedtime routine experienced reduced night awakenings, increased sleep duration, shorter time in bed before falling asleep and earlier bedtimes. These sleep patterns established early on are more likely to be carried through to adulthood. READ MORE>>
  • You can help improve the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea

    Jun 08 2015...
    By joining MyApnea.org, you can help improve the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and be a part of one of the largest networks of patients ever to advance research on sleep apnea. READ MORE>>
  • Why you only need 7 hours of sleep

    Jun 03 2015...
    Sometimes it might be hard to get that ideal 8 hours of sleep. But with a new recommendation that says 7 hours may be enough for a healthy adult. READ MORE>>
  • Submit comments on new guideline for circadian rhythm disorders

    Apr 28 2015...
    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine invites public comment on a new clinical practice guideline. READ MORE>>
  • Every night, sleep right: Classroom poster

    Apr 22 2015...
    Along with nutrition and exercise, healthy sleep is one of the three pillars of a healthy lifestyle. Healthy sleep is especially important to a child’s growth and development. Children who sleep well are healthier and happier. They also are more alert and ready to learn in the classroom.

    Teachers play an important role in helping their students develop healthy sleep habits that will last a lifetime. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine encourages teachers to download this free poster for display in the classroom. We hope the poster sparks students’ imagination and gets them thinking about the importance of sleep.

    Every night, sleep right classroom poster
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