New drowsy driving position statement calls for greater public awareness, education
A new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns that drowsy driving is a serious public health concern requiring greater public awareness and increased efforts to improve preventive education.
Sleepwalkers feel no pain, remain asleep despite suffering injuries
A new study of sleepwalkers found an intriguing paradox: Although sleepwalkers have an increased risk for headaches and migraines while awake, during sleepwalking episodes they are unlikely to feel pain even while suffering an injury.
New clinical guideline to help clinicians treat circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders
A new clinical practice guideline published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine provides clinicians with updated recommendations for the treatment of intrinsic circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders (CRSWDs).
New position paper supports use of telemedicine by sleep specialists
A new position paper published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine supports telemedicine as a means of advancing patient health by improving access to the expertise of board-certified sleep medicine specialists.
Later bedtimes may lead to an increase in body mass index over time
A new study suggests that going to bed late during the workweek from adolescence to adulthood is associated with an increase in body mass index over time.