Sleep Problems & Disorders

Poor Sleep Linked to PTSD after Heart Attack

Clinicians have long speculated that poor sleep may be a mechanism involved in the higher risk of further cardiac events or death among those with post-traumatic stress disorder following a heart attack, but the association between PTSD and sleep after a heart event has been unknown. Recent data from Columbia University Medical Center researchers have shown that symptoms of PTSD after a heart attack are relatively common.

ATS Publishes Clinical Practice Guidelines on Sleep Apnea and Driving

The American Thoracic Society has released new clinical practice guidelines on sleep apnea, sleepiness, and driving risk on non-commercial drivers.

The new guidelines, which are an update of a 1994 ATS statement on this topic, appear in the June 1, 2013 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Comprehensive Website Provides Hope and Resources for Individuals with Chronic Circadian Rhythm Disorder

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) launched a new website today,, to help individuals who have Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder, a chronic circadian rhythm disorder. This online resource center helps people understand the disorder’s symptoms, prevalence, and available treatment options, and provides resources to manage the disorder.

Smoking, head injury, pesticide use may be risk factors for rare sleep disorder

Smoking, head injury, pesticide exposure, farming and less education may be risk factors for a rare sleep disorder that causes people to kick or punch during sleep, according to a study published in the June 27, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Eyes Wide Shut: Sleepwalking Common in Adults?

New research shows that sleepwalking may be much more common in adults than previously thought and that having depression or anxiety may increase your likelihood of experiencing the condition. The study is published in the May 15, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Sleep Disturbances Hurt Memory Consolidation

Sleep disturbance negatively impacts the memory consolidation and enhancement that usually occurs with a good night's sleep, according to a study published Mar. 28 in the open access journal PLoS ONE.

Sleep Disorders Linked to Poor Health and Reduced Occupational Performance in Police Officers

Sleep disorders affect about 50 – 70 million Americans. Most sleep disorders go undiagnosed or untreated. When untreated, sleep disorders have been associated with increased risk for injuries and accidents. They are also linked with additional physical and mental health issues.

Back from Vacation? How to Get Over Jet Lag

Traveling for work or pleasure can be fun and interesting, but traveling to a new time zone can result in jet lag. This condition occurs when your circadian rhythms are slow to adjust to the new time zone and remain on their original biological schedule for several days. This results in your body telling you it is time to sleep, when it's actually the middle of the afternoon, or it makes you want to stay awake when it is late at night.

3 Tips for Coping with Bruxism or Teeth Grinding

Sleep bruxism, or grinding one’s teeth at night, is a condition that can result in disrupted sleep and teeth damage.

Sleep Disorders and Weight Gain

There may be a link between sleep disorders and weight gain. Learn more about this link.


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