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Orexin Receptor Antagonists: A new class of sleeping pill

Washington, DC -- September 3, 2013 -- The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) released its first international poll today, the 2013 International Bedroom Poll, comparing sleep times, attitudes, habits and bedtime routines of those in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany...

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National Sleep Foundation Joins Krames StayWell Portfolio of Patient Education Products

WASHINGTON, DC -- August 27th, 2013 -- The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the global voice for sleep health, today announced a new partnership with Krames StayWell. The partnership will help hospitals, healthcare providers, insurance providers,...

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David WhiteThe quest for more comfortable and effective sleep apnea treatments is ongoing. We spoke to Dr. David White—widely regarded as one of the...

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The quest for more comfortable and effective sleep apnea treatments is ongoing. We spoke to Dr. David White—widely regarded as one of the most influential sleep apnea treatment experts in the world today. A professor at Harvard Medical School and former president of the...

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Christopher L. Drake, Chair and Charles A. Czeisler, Vice Chair

WASHINGTON, DC, June 19, 2013 — Christopher Drake, PhD, has been elected chair of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) for a one-year term starting July 1. Dr. Drake is Investigator at the Henry Ford...

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Results show each additional hour of sleep is associated with a lower BMI for teens

Increasing the number of hours of sleep adolescents get each night may reduce the prevalence of adolescent obesity, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at...

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Understand Sleep Disorders, Provide Correct Diagnosis and Treatment

WASHINGTON, DC, April 2, 2013-- The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive free online sleep disorders resource for all professionals in primary care. “The Sleep Disorders” guide...

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National Sleep Foundation Launches Non24.sleepfoundation.org 

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) launched a new website today, non24.sleepfoundation.org, to help individuals who have Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder, a chronic...

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WASHINGTON, DC, March 4, 2013—Exercise can affect your sleep. The results of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America®...

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Exercise can affect your sleep. The results of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America® poll show a compelling association between exercise and better sleep.

“Exercise is great for sleep. For the millions of people who want better sleep, exercise may help,” says David Cloud, CEO of...

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This "Ask The Expert" is courtesy of Barbara Phillips, MD, MSPH, FCCP.

Exercise of any sort has generally been shown to improve daytime sleepiness. This is true for just about every population that has been studied,...

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By Shawn Youngstedt, PhD

Anecdotally, many athletes and coaches state that sleep is crucial for athletic performance and recovery from exhaustive and muscle-damaging exercise. However, there is little empirical evidence that even...

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The National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America poll will focus on Exercise and Sleep. We asked the experts on the poll task force to tell us more about important exercise and sleep topics and the research behind them.           

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Max Hirshkowitz, PhD

Experts universally endorse sleep, exercise, and nutrition as the building blocks for good health. The interrelationship between these three elements also provides grist for the mill of scientific inquiry. The manner in which exercise alters sleep has long been researched. The obvious, widely recognized, and commonly...

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Matthew P. Buman, PhD, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University

Sleep complaints are common in adults 65 years and older. Even minor sleep complaints can lead to increased risk of accidents, falls, chronic ...

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The evidence is now pretty clear that the more you sit, the higher your risk for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers. It turns out that this risk is independent of your level of exercise. Researchers call this the “active couch potato” syndrome when individuals regularly exercise but also have jobs and...

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A new study appearing in the January issue of SLEEP suggests that treatment of mild-sleep disordered breathing with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy...

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According to a recent study in Finland, approximately 10 percent of six-year-olds have sleep-disordered breathing. This increased among children with enlarged tonsils, crossbite, or a convex facial profile. Unlike in adults, excess body...

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National Sleep Foundation Launches New Website on Excessive Sleepiness

WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2013-- The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) launched a new website today to help millions who suffer from excessive sleepiness. This online resource...

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Nearly one-quarter of all workers have shifts that are not during the daytime, and more than two-thirds of these workers have problem sleepiness and/or difficulty sleeping. (NHLBI, 2005)

One-third of shift workers state that they sleep less than six hours per night...

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A new study suggests that increasing the amount of sleep that adults get could lead to reduced food intake, but the hormonal process differs between men and women.

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In a study that challenges the long-held notion that the primary function of sleep is to give rest to the brain, researchers have found that not getting enough shut-eye has a harmful impact on fat cells, reducing by 30 percent their ability to respond to insulin, a hormone that regulates energy.

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Washington, DC, July 17, 2012—The National Sleep Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new “Inside Your Bedroom, Use Your Senses!” website. It is the first site to use sleep science and the five senses to help people create their best individual sleep environment. “This site includes fun, practical information to help people...

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Breast cancer is the number one cause of female mortality. It affects 100 out of 100,000 women per year in developed countries. Each year, more than 1.3 million new cases are diagnosed, 53,000 of these in France. The risk factors of breast cancer are varied. They include genetic mutations, late first pregnancy, low parity or hormone therapy,...

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