Category Archives: Sleep

Imparied Sleep and Pain Sensitivity

A recent study in PAIN, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain has demonstrated that in people who suffer from both insomnia and chronic pain there is a strong negative effect on pain tolerance and … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Associated With Increased Motor Vehicle Accidents

A new study finds that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a significantly increased risk of motor vehicle accidents, and this risk is reduced when sleep apnea is treated effectively using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. [More…]

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New Guidelines on Sleep Apnea

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has released new clinical practice guidelines on sleep apnea, sleepiness, and driving risk on non-commercial drivers. Published in the June, 2013 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the new guidelines, are an update … Continue reading

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New NSF Resource Center on Excessive Sleepiness: A Useful Tool in the Quest to Improve Sleep Health

On January 8th the National Sleep Foundation launched a new resource center on its website that focuses on excessive sleepiness (ES), one of the cardinal symptoms indicative of an underlying sleep-wake disorder. Excessive sleepiness is a common complaint of the … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia and Sleep Problems

The possible link between poor sleep and schizophrenia is being studied by researchers from the University of Bristol. Scientists are exploring the impact of irregular sleep patterns on the brain by recording electrical brain activity in multiple brain regions during … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland and Sleep Apnea

An interesting review in the Oxford University Press blog by Edward Shorter, MD, Professor in the History of Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Susan Bélanger, Research Coordinator with the History of Medicine Program discusses “Alice in … Continue reading

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Sleep After Processing New Information is Most Effective

  Sleeping after studying is actually a good thing. Researchers from the Department of Psychology at Notre Dame University studied 207 students who habitually slept for at least six hours per night. Participants were randomly assigned to study declarative, semantically … Continue reading

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Sleepy Pilots, Train Operators and Drivers

According to the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) 2012 Sleep in America® poll, the people we trust to take us or our loved ones from place to place struggle with sleep. It is the first poll to ask transportation professionals, including … Continue reading

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Chair Summit Meeting Highlights – available now in HORM

Article series from the 3rd Annual Chair Summit, The Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development (Chair Summit) available now in Health Outcomes Research in Medicine journal (HORM) The continuing professional development of clinicians protects one of our nation’s most precious … Continue reading

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Sleep education in medical school curriculum: A glimpse across countries

A study in Sleep Medicine assessed the prevalence of education about sleep and sleep disorders in medical school education and to identify barriers to providing such education.  Results suggest that there continues to be very limited coverage of sleep in … Continue reading

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