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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 disorder. 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. Atlanta, ...

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 Apnea Associatio...

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 apnea. 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 becaus...

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 apnea. 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. During colonos...

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. In sleep apnea, the upper airw...

QualityMetric Offers Way to Measure the Impact of Sleep Problems on Individuals and Groups

MOS Sleep 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 Foundation --...

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

Infants' sleep 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. SIEST...

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...
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