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Children who have learning, attention, and behavior problems may be suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness even though clinical tests show they received enough sleep.

Penn State researchers studied 508 children and found...

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WASHINGTON, DC, April 1, 2012 -- A new National Sleep Foundation poll shows that when it comes to sleep, there really is no place like home. The National Sleep Foundation 2012 Bedroom Poll asks Americans about key elements of their bedrooms.

“This poll shows that Americans are taking control of their bedrooms and they are happy with the...

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Take this assessment tool, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, to see if you are too sleepy. Doctors use this routinely to test sleepiness levels. If you rate "sleepy" on this scale, we recommend that you speak with your physician about it.

The people we trust to take us or our loved ones from place to place struggle with sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) 2012 Sleep in America® poll. It is the first poll to ask transportation professionals, including pilots, train operators, truck, bus, taxi and limo drivers about their sleep habits and work performance....

WASHINGTON, DC, March 3, 2012 – The people we trust to take us or our loved ones from place to place struggle with sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) 2012 Sleep in America® poll. It is the first poll to ask transportation professionals, including pilots, train operators,* truck, bus, taxi and limo drivers about their...

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Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, but despite advances in diagnosis and management, it often goes unrecognized and untreated. Left untreated, insomnia increases the risk of developing other illnesses including depression, diabetes, hypertension, and possibly even death in older adults. Therefore, much more needs to be done to identify...

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Daytime naps for your toddlers may be more important than you think! A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder highlighted the importance of napping for toddlers which could be a wake-up call for parents.

The study looked at...

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A new study suggests that young diabetics may be struggling to get a good night's sleep, resulting in worse control of their blood sugar, poorer school performance and misbehavior.

"Despite adhering to recommendations for good diabetic health, many youth with Type 1...

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Legend has it that Napoleon never needed more than four hours of sleep at a stretch. Others only feel fully rested after 10 hours between the sheets. Clearly, individuals vary with respect to how much sleep they need. Indeed, sleep duration is influenced by many factors. Apart from seasonal and other variables, age and sex play a role, as does...

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The Brookings Institute released a new report in September 2011 that cited school start times as a way to improve student achievement.

According to their report, education reform proposals are often based on high-profile or dramatic policy changes, many...

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WASHINGTON, DC, November 4, 2011 – In recognition of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®, (November 6-12), the National Sleep Foundation is joining with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to educate drivers about sleep safety. The AAA Foundation released new data showing that 96% of...

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Circadian disruption and sleep restriction contributing factors- Researchers from Sweden have uncovered an association between shift work and increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). Those who engage in off-hour employment before the age of 20 may be at risk for MS due to a disruption in their circadian rhythm and sleep...

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Circadian disruption and sleep restriction contributing factors

Researchers from Sweden have uncovered an association between shift work and increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). Those who engage in off-hour employment before the age of 20 may be at risk for MS due to a disruption in their circadian rhythm and sleep pattern....

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WASHINGTON, DC, October 19, 2011 - The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) will hold its annual Sleep Health & Safety conference March 2-3, 2012 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC.

“Sleep Health & Safety is the only conference that convenes primary care physicians with researchers,...

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Elderly women who suffer from sleep apnea -- characterized by disrupted breathing and sleep and a reduction in the intake of oxygen -- are about twice as likely to develop dementia in the next five years as those without the condition, according to a multi-center study led by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco.

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Washington, DC, April 28, 2011-- Americans are justifiably concerned by the recent spate of incidents involving air traffic controllers who fell asleep on duty.  But now that the FAA/DoT has outlined the steps it intends to take to address this problem – minor tweaking of the controllers’ work/rest schedules combined with a threat of stricter...

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National Sleep Foundation’s publication, sleepmatters® , recently spoke with comedian, Mike Birbiglia, about his sleep disorder and what it was like living in a Macy’s window for Downy’s Clean Sheet Week.

sleepmatters®: You are well-known for talking about your experience with a...

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Bedrooms are important to getting a good night's sleep, according to the first ever Bedroom Poll from the National Sleep Foundation. The poll found that Americans love their bedrooms and believe that comfort and cleanliness are fundamental to good sleep. Highlights of the poll include...

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According to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have more non-calcified or "bad" plaque in their coronary arteries. "Our study reveals that individuals with ...

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50 percent of middle-aged and older adults complain of chronic insomnia symptoms. A recent study by Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University found that millions of these adults may get some relieve from aerobic exercise. The study is the first to examine the effect of aerobic...

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People may not automatically connect sleep to NBC's reality show The Biggest Loser, but sleep is an increasingly important part of this highly successful show. Since the show's seventh season, sleep studies have been added to the contestants' pre-show medical work-ups, and treatment for those with...

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What health problems might contribute to weight gain, or make it difficult to lose weight? Is it harder for someone with sleep apnea to lose weight? What weight loss treatment plan and advice do you recommend to your patients with sleep apnea? These are just some of the questions that Dr. Frankie Roman discusses in our latest "...

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A recent study published in the journal SLEEP found that men with chronic insomnia who slept for less than six hours were four times more likely to die during the 14-year follow-up period (odds ratio = 4.33) than men without insomnia who slept for six hours or more. These findings further emphasize the importance of diagnosis and...

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Authors of a recent report published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine are concerned that "...evidence is accumulating from cross-sectional population studies to support a robust contemporaneous relationship between shortened sleep duration and unhealthy weight status in children and adolescents." Using existing...

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