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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. 

The National Sleep Foundation’s 16th annual National Sleep Awareness Week campaign begins March 3 and ends March l0, when Daylight Saving Time returns, clocks move forward one hour and too many people choose to lose an hour of sleep!

Exercise and Sleep poll results to be released March 4

WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2013- The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) will be releasing its annual Sleep in America poll results March 4, 2013.  Since 1991, the poll is the annual check-up on Americans’ sleep health practices.  This year’s poll will explore the relationship between sleep and exercise.  Prior poll results are available at

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

Even Your Fat Cells Need Sleep, According to New Research

Sleep loss doesn't only affect your brain, but also your fat cells. Sounds strange, doesn't it? Learn more about sleep loss and its affects on fat cells.

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.


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