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  • Later school start times benefit students and the economy

    Sep 12 2017...
    The health benefits of delayed school start times for students are well-documented. But what is the economic impact of starting school later? READ MORE>>
  • Is binge-watching keeping you up at night?

    Aug 28 2017...
    If I’m being honest, I’m totally guilty of staying up too late watching Netflix. It’s easy to get wrapped up in a show and convince myself that one more episode won’t hurt. But as it turns out, binge-watching can affect your sleep even after you power down your computer or television. READ MORE>>
  • Restless legs syndrome and poor sleep in pregnant women

    Aug 23 2017...
    Pregnancy can mean sleepless nights and discomfort for many women. But are these common sleep disturbances indicators of an actual sleep disorder? Research from the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center suggests they could be. READ MORE>>
  • “Make Time 2 Sleep” with online bedtime calculator

    Aug 14 2017...
    You can almost hear the groans of tired schoolchildren as summer changes to fall and a new school year begins. Early school start times mean no more sleeping in, and this can be a tough transition for many children and their families. READ MORE>>
  • What’s preventing adequate teen sleep

    Jul 26 2017...
    Sleep is important for everyone – especially growing and developing teenagers. However, many teens struggle to get enough sleep, myself included. What is stopping teens from sleeping enough? READ MORE>>
  • My life with narcolepsy

    Jul 20 2017...
    During my first 15 years of life, I was a hyperactive child. I was always mischievous, a standout athlete, but a very poor student. I lacked focus and often blurted out ridiculous statements. My report cards always had the comment, “Norman is very smart but rarely applies himself.” The real problem, I learned at age 55, was that I had attention deficit disorder (ADD), which made reading retention almost impossible. READ MORE>>
  • Death of Carrie Fisher is a warning about sleep apnea

    Jun 20 2017...
    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has issued a statement following the announcement that actress Carrie Fisher’s cause of death was “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors.” READ MORE>>
  • Winners of high school video contest show how sleep recharges teens

    May 25 2017...
    Three students have been chosen as winners of the 2017 American Sleep Medicine Foundation “Sleep Recharges You” High School Video Contest, which focused on motivating teens to prioritize the importance of sleep in their lives.
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  • Later school start times for students

    Apr 20 2017...
    Middle and high school students have to balance academics, sports, social lives, and additional extracurricular activities. Keeping up with these responsibilities leaves minimal time for relaxing, let alone getting a good night’s sleep. READ MORE>>
  • Short sleepers and long sleepers

    Apr 10 2017...
    It’s not uncommon to meet an adult who sleeps less than six hours a night, but it is uncommon to meet one who feels rested after six hours of sleep or less. Contrary to popular belief, there is a small percentage of adults who don’t require the recommended seven hours of sleep each night. Someone like this is called a short sleeper, and they function well during the day even after sleeping less than six hours a night. READ MORE>>
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