Parents Lose Sleep Too When Students Begin School, Says Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic
With school starting soon, parents and children should begin transitioning to an earlier sleep
schedule to avoid losing sleep
with an earlier wake time. Successfully transitioning sleeping patterns will help students be mentally alert and ready to learn by the first day of school.
Study finds increased 'sibling risk' of obstructive sleep apnea in children
Westchester, Ill. - A study in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP
indicates that children have an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep
apnea (OSA) if they have at least one sibling who has been diagnosed with the sleep
Results indicate that after accounting for socioeco...
Benefits from upper airway surgery for sleep apnea found to equal CPAP
Alexandria, VA - Adults who struggle with CPAP treatment for obstructive sleep
apnea (OSA) should be considered candidates for reconstructive surgery on the upper airway, because it holds the same quality-of-life (QOL) benefits but with more permanence. This thesis is in new research published in ...
Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic Views Representative Henry Waxman's Denial of Restless Leg Syndrome as a Sign of General Lack of Awareness of the Sleep Disorder
Patients and physicians familiar with the symptoms of and treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome respond to Rep. Henry Waxman's denial of the sleep
disorder. Waxman's statements also bring to light the overall lack of awareness about the disease among Americans.
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Announces Commendation Program to Honor Sleep Physicians Who Work with Dentists to Manage Sleep Breathing Disorders
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC has developed a section at SnoringIsntSexy.com to commend those sleep
physicians and sleep
centers who work with member dentists to recommend and refer those patients who have failed CPAP treatment, those who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy, and those who prefer oral applianc...
Two Years Remain for Physicians to Obtain Sleep Medicine Certification without Fellowship Training
Two years remain for physicians to bypass a year of area-specific training in their pursuit of Sleep
Medicine Certification. The Atlanta School of Sleep
Medicine and Technology will offer a board review course for Sleep
Board Certification from October 3-5, 2009, that stresses the knowledge that ...
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Announces Professional Relationship with the American Sleep Apnea Association
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC is honored to announce it's professional association with the American Sleep
Apnea Association (ASAA).
(Vocus) July 15, 2009 -- Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC is honored to announce it's professional association with the American Sleep
Sit 'n Sleep Refocuses on Consumer Sleep Health and Well-Being
GARDENA, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sit 'n Sleep, the mattress superstore dedicated to providing a good night's sleep
to millions of Southern Californians, today launched a new campaign focused on educating consumers around the link between the right mattress and improved sleep
health and wel...
High Incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Suburban Dental Practices
In a recent study published in the journal Sleep
and Breathing, Dr Todd Morgan and others showed that the prevalence of obstructive sleep
apnea (OSA) may be higher than expected in suburban dental practices.
(Vocus) July 2, 2009 -- In a recent study published in the jou...
UnitedHealthcare and Fusion Sleep Announce New Agreement
- UnitedHealthcare commercial and Medicare plan participants in Ga. now have access to Fusion Sleep's sleep-disorder program
ATLANTA , June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- UnitedHealthcare and Fusion Sleep
have signed a long-term agreement making the services of Fusion Sleep's sleep
disorder program av...
Help for Struggling CPAP Users Comes to Sleep HealthCenters in Weymouth
WEYMOUTH, Mass., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration is underway for the CPAP SUCCESS GROUP being held at the Sleep
Health Center of Weymouth. Sessions begin on Monday, July 6 at 4PM at 541 Main Street in the Stetson Medical Building.
THE CPAP SUCCESS GROUP is designed to help struggli...
Michael Simmons, DMD presented a poster at the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Meeting
Michael Simmons, DMD of Tarzana and Palmdale in Southern California presented original research findings and poster abstract information that compared several home testing devices for evaluating severe sleep
apnea at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep
Medicine in Seattle t...
Lack of Good Sleep Might Be Deadly
Studies find it raises death risk and many older people don't get enough rest
THURSDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies suggest that chronic poor sleep
can actually boost your odds for dying prematurely, while another study finds that more than half of older Americans aren'...
Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Addresses Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Laurence Barsh, DMD spoke at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep
Medicine in Seattle on June 5, 2009 on the subject of educating the public about dentistry's role in the management of snoring and sleep
New York, NY (Vocus) - Laurence Barsh,...
The CJ Foundation for SIDS Announces SLEEP IN SAFETY, GROW IN STYLE Initiative
LOS ANGELES, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The CJ Foundation for SIDS announced today the launch of their SLEEP
IN SAFETY, GROW IN STYLE (SSGS) initiative, aiming to further raise public awareness about the importance of setting up precautionary safe sleeping environments for babies while raising fund...
NUVIGIL Jet Lag Disorder Data Presented at the SLEEP 2009 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies
Data Show That NUVIGIL Improves Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Jet Lag Disorder
FRAZER, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH ) presented results from a pivotal trial that showed NUVIGIL(R) (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] significantly improved wakefulness i...
Neck Size May Affect Severity of Sleep Apnea
Even non-obese people are at risk, researchers find
WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Though obesity is a known major risk factor for obstructive sleep
apnea, many non-obese people also have the condition, according to the results of a new study.
Among 5,426 non-obese adults (w...
Couples in Good Relationships Sleep Better
'Don't go to bed angry' may be age-old advice, but it's true, study says,,
WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Happy at home and sleeping well? New research shows that relationship satisfaction and sleep
quality might be linked.
The study included 29 heterosexual couples who di...
As Sleep Improves, Grades Seem to Go Up
Math scores show benefit when teens are efficient sleepers, study finds,,
WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Better quality sleep
and more efficient sleep
just might lead to higher grades, especially in math.
That's the finding of a study that included 56 teens, ages 14 to 18, w...
Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with poor sleep in women
WESTCHESTER, Ill. - According to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday, June 10, at SLEEP
2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep
Societies, symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) negatively affect women's sleep. Sleep
is further impaired by pain, depre...
Naps with rapid eye movement sleep increase receptiveness to positive emotion
WESTCHESTER, Ill. Naps with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep
refresh the brain's empathetic sensitivity for evaluating human emotions by decreasing a negative bias and amplifying recognition of positive emotions, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday, June 10, at SLEEP...
Stable marriage is linked with better sleep in women
WESTCHESTER, Ill. Being stably married or gaining a partner is associated with better sleep
in women than being unmarried or losing a partner, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday, June 10, at SLEEP
2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep...
Masimo Debuts New Rad-8(R) Pulse Oximeter to Largest Gathering of Sleep Specialists From Around the World at SLEEP 2009
New Features and Design Optimize Care and Process Efficiencies for Clinicians in both the Sleep
Center and Homecare Environments
IRVINE, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse ...
BayCare Health System Sleep Disorder Centers Offer Help for Sleepless Nights
Economy is blamed for increase in Insomnia
CLEARWATER, Fla., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sleepless nights for more Americans are being attributed to fears about the recession. A recent poll by the National Sleep
Foundation determined that nearly 1/3 of Americans are losing sleep
Lack of Sleep Can Raise Blood Pressure Over Time
Risk increased as sleep
duration decreased, researchers found
MONDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged adults who don't get enough sleep
are at increased risk of developing high blood pressure, a new study has found.
Over the course of five years, Kristen L. Knutson of the Uni...
Many Overweight Kids Not Getting a Good Night's Sleep
Obesity may play a role in sleep-disordered breathing, researchers say
WEDNESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Children with chubby bellies are more likely to have sleep-disordered breathing, a condition that's associated with behavioral problems, hyperactivity and difficulty staying awa...
AstraZeneca Studies Show Relief of Nighttime Heartburn and Reduction in GERD-Related Sleep Disturbances
WILMINGTON, Del., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two studies from AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) show that symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients treated with NEXIUM(R) (esomeprazole magnesium) 20 mg daily experienced greater relief from nighttime heartburn and GERD-related sl...
Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Urges All Dentists to Screen Their Patients for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Because obstructive sleep
apnea is reaching almost epidemic proportions in the United States, Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC announces an initiative to have all dentists screen their patients for both snoring and sleep
New York, NY (Vocus) June 2, 2009 -- Because obstru...
Deep Sleep May Improve Colonoscopy Results
Study findings could have lifesaving potential
MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Putting patients into a deep sleep
during colonoscopy results in more frequent detection of precancerous polyps than merely making patients sleepy with sedatives, new research has found.
Cephalon Announces the Availability of NUVIGIL for the Treatment of Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Treated Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Shift Work Disorder and Narcolepsy
NUVIGIL Launch Enhanced by Robust Patient Access Programs
FRAZER, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH ) today announced that NUVIGIL(R) (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV], a longer-lasting formulation of modafinil, is now available. NUVIGIL is indicated to improve ...
Surgery proves effective in treating pediatric obstructive sleep apnea
Alexandria, VA Infants and young toddlers with obstructive sleep
apnea and sleep
disordered breathing experience significant improvement following surgical treatment of the ailment, according to an invited article in the June 2009 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery .
The study eval...
Researchers develop light-treatment device to improve sleep quality in the elderly
Troy, N.Y. Sleep
disturbances increase as we age. Some studies report more than half of seniors 65 years of age or older suffer from chronic sleep
disturbances. Researchers have long believed that the sleep
disturbances common among the elderly often result from a disruption of the body's circad...
Among Obese Diabetics, Sleep Apnea May Be Common
Study finds, though, that disorder often goes undiagnosed,,
FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- People who are obese and have type 2 diabetes often have undiagnosed sleep
apnea as well, a new study has found.
In fact, of the 306 participants in the study, about 87 percent were found ...
New Options Offered for Sleep Apnea
No 'magic bullet,' experts say, but alternatives may help some
MONDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Two new treatments -- one surgical and the other an appliance that adjusts the jaw -- might help people with sleep
apnea, which has proven tough to treat.
apnea, the upper airw...
QualityMetric Offers Way to Measure the Impact of Sleep Problems on Individuals and Groups
Scale Now Available for Use in Clinical Trials and Population Health Monitoring
LINCOLN, R.I., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- There are few things as vital to health and well-being as a good night's sleep. Yet millions of us -- nearly 50 million according to the National Sleep
2-week course of sleep aid increases CPAP adherence in OSA patients at 6 months
ATS 2009, SAN DIEGONew research suggests that patients newly diagnosed with obstructive sleep
apnea (OSA) who use a short-course of the sleep
aid, eszopiclone, when beginning continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, are more adherent with therapy in six months.
The findings will be pr...
Infant sleep patterns and parenting focus of study
patterns and their parents' influence on it are the focus of the SIESTA II project, supported by a five-year, $2.67 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to Douglas M. Teti, professor of human development and psychology, Penn State.
New System for Managing Sleep Disorders Aims to Improve Sleep Through Brain Chemistry
OSCEOLA, Wis., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroScience, Inc. has launched NeuroSLP, a medical protocol that tests for potential imbalances in the hormones and neurotransmitters that regulate sleep. This protocol enhances a clinician's ability to make more informed decisions regarding patient care.
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Workout regimen for the upper airway may improve sleep
disorder symptoms, study finds
FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Tongue and throat exercises may help people with mild to moderate obstructive sleep
apnea (OSA) find relief, a new report says.
A three-month program helped reduc...
Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults
But those who unintentionally doze off in daytime should see a doctor, study concludes
THURSDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older adults cope better with sleep
deprivation than younger adults, and daytime sleepiness among older adults isn't a normal part of aging, U.S. researche...