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  • High school video contest: Promoting sleep awareness

    Jan 12 2016...
    High school students have until February 29 to enter the 2016 Sleep Story Video Contest. Sponsored by the American Sleep Medicine Foundation, the contest invites teens to make and submit a creative video about the importance of sleep. READ MORE>>
  • Resolve to sleep for 7 and up this year

    Dec 31 2015...
    Let’s face it: keeping a New Year’s resolution can be tough. But making a resolution can be effective. Research has found that people who make a New Year’s resolution are more likely to change a problem and achieve their goal.

    One or our nation’s health problems is chronic sleep loss. Adults should sleep 7 or more hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health. But CDC data show that about 70 million U.S. adults report sleeping 6 hours or less on average. READ MORE>>
  • CDC analysis shows adult obesity rate has risen

    Nov 23 2015...
    A new CDC report indicates that the U.S. adult obesity rate has risen sharply in the past few years, despite a push to eat healthier.

    The age-adjusted adult obesity rate climbed to nearly 38 percent in 2013-14, up from 35 percent in 2011-2012. The youth obesity rate held steady at 17 percent. READ MORE>>
  • Sleepwalkers don’t feel pain during sleep

    Nov 05 2015...
    A new study shows that sleepwalkers tend to feel no pain while walking during sleep. As a result they stay asleep even when injured. The study involved 100 sleepwalkers. They had an average age of 30 years. Results show that sleepwalkers were sensitive to pain while awake. READ MORE>>
  • Spring forward, sleep less: Teens and daylight saving time

    Oct 05 2015...
    A new study shows that high school students lose sleep on school nights after the spring change to daylight saving time. The study involved 35 high school students. They had an average age of 16.5 years. Their nightly sleep was measured by wrist actigraphy. READ MORE>>
  • How to cure the common cold before it starts

    Sep 17 2015...
    The world has seen some creative common cold remedies over the years — wearing cold wet socks to bed, lining your throat with chicken fat, eating oysters. But there’s a better way to ward off the sniffles before they happen. Simply get enough sleep each night. No chicken lard required. READ MORE>>
  • CDC school start times

    Aug 25 2015...
    The alarm goes off at 6 a.m. Then it goes off four more times, because an extra 10 minutes of sleep trumps sitting down for breakfast. A granola bar on the bus is the gourmet breakfast of choice. The morning bus arrives at its stop by 6:38 a.m. and rolls into the school’s roundabout by 7 a.m. on the dot. Thirty more minutes blur by before another alarm goes off — the one that tells students it’s time to break out of zombie mode and start learning. READ MORE>>
  • The Tracy Morgan crash could have been avoided with sufficient sleep

    Aug 12 2015...
    It’s been over a year since a Walmart semi truck crashed into the limo van transporting Tracy Morgan and other comedians on the New Jersey Turnpike. The impact from the 110,000 plus pound truck left Morgan with serious brain trauma, several broken ribs and a broken femur, injured three other passengers and killed Morgan’s comedy writer, James McNair. READ MORE>>
  • TV news doctor has sleep apnea, wears CPAP mask nightly

    Aug 07 2015...
    Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic disease that can attack anyone – even a doctor. As Chief Health Editor for ABC 7 news in Detroit, Dr. Partha Nandi often shares important health advice with viewers. During a recent broadcast he told his personal story of living with sleep apnea. “If you’ve been snoring for a long time, don’t ignore it,” he said. “Get tested to see if you have sleep apnea.” READ MORE>>
  • How sleep deprivation ages you quicker

    Jul 24 2015...
    It usually starts in the mirror when you begin to notice. Your skin doesn’t have that same youthfulness it once had. The lines on your forehead begin to form permanent creases, and the color under your eyes is a little darker. This is the reality of aging. READ MORE>>