It’s feels like the same discussion we have every year about daylight saving time and similarly are our students school start time too early in the morning for normal cognitive functioning Sleep deprivation in high school students has reached such a high level that students themselves are researching and writing about it. In a recent school newspaper feature, a sophomore … [Read more...] about Education System Compounds Sleep Deprivation for Students and Teachers
It is no secret that a good night’s sleep is essential for good physical and mental health. Consistently missing out on sleep not only reduces your energy during the day, but sleepless nights predispose you to a range of illnesses. Millions of Americans are suffering from chronic sleep problems. For some, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) – or sleeping with a hose … [Read more...] about Would You Sleep with a Hose Strapped to your Head? How did America Become a CPAP Nation?
Do you suspect that you have non-24 hour sleep-wake disorder? Do you have trouble sleeping during the day, but constantly up at night? Even though this condition is one of the most uncommon sleep disorders, you can take comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Luckily, the medical community is becoming more and more aware of non-24 hour sleep-wake disorder. As a result, … [Read more...] about Non-24 Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder?: It’s Time for an Update on What we Need to Know
Back in 1937, audiences howled with laughter during Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as the little cartoon men snored in all manner of hilarious ways. Eight decades later, snoring is no longer a folksy inconvenience, but often the sign of far more serious problem. The Washington Post recently ran a feature article called Why you snore, when to be concerned and how to stop that … [Read more...] about Snoring in the Spotlight – ASBA President Quoted In Washington Post
Long-running website Salon threw itself into the sleep arena with a 1,500-word missive that starts by comparing a CPAP mask to Darth Vader’s visage. Salon is largely known as a “news and culture” site that focuses on politics with science, food, and entertainment thrown into the mix. The coverage mirrors what can only be described as a sleep medicine renaissance, with various … [Read more...] about Salon Tackles Sleep Medicine