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  • 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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  • 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>>