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Patients Believe Physicians Need More Education About RLS, New Survey Finds

The Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation and XenoPort, Inc. recently conducted a survey of patients with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS -- also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease) and found two-thirds of patients (68%) strongly believe physicians need more education about the disease.

National Sleep Foundation 2013 International Bedroom Poll First to Explore Sleep Differences among Six Countries

The 2013 International Bedroom Poll, compares sleep times, attitudes, habits and bedtime routines of those in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan between the ages of 25 and 55 years old.

Study Shows the Value of Sleep Specialists in Promoting CPAP Adherence

A new study reports that a consultation with a board certified sleep medicine physician prior to undergoing a diagnostic PSG is predictive of increased 30-day CPAP use.

Study Examines Outcomes for Treatment of Sleep Apnea with Primary Care vs. Specialist Care

Among patients who were identified as likely having moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, treatment based in primary care was not clinically inferior to treatment at a specialist sleep center for improvement in daytime sleepiness scores.

A Time to Look at Some Myths and Facts About Sleep

There are many common myths about sleep.  As National Sleep Awareness Week approaches, the National Sleep Foundation takes a look at six common myths and the facts that dispel them. 

Simulated Mission to Mars Reveals Critical Data about Sleep Needs for Astronauts

Success of interplanetary human spaceflight hinges on routine sleep and behavioral activity, multicenter study shows

Findings Reveal Brain Mechanisms at Work During Sleep

New findings report the important role sleep plays, and the brain mechanisms at work as sleep shapes memory, learning, and behavior.

One in five American adults show signs of chronic sleep deprivation, making the condition a widespread public health problem. Sleeplessness is related to health issues such as obesity, cardiovascular problems, and memory problems.

National Consumer Research Institute Predicts Top Five Health Trends for 2012

The need for better sleep and a growing appetite for liquid energy shots and health-related smartphone apps are among the top consumer health trends expected to make headlines in 2012, according to a leading national research group studying health-related attitudes and behavior in America.

CDC Releases Sleep Facts for 50 States

CDC fact sheets on insufficient sleep are available for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands). Each fact sheet includes a table with the prevalence of insufficient rest or sleep (?

Researchers Trail Twitter to Track World's Mood Swings: Work, Sleep and Daylight Play Role

Using Twitter to monitor the attitudes of 2.4 million people in 84 countries, Cornell University researchers found that people all over the world awaken in a good mood – but globally that cheer soon deteriorates once the workday progresses.


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