Many U.S. workers are sacrificing sleep for work hours, long commutes
A new study shows that paid work time is the primary waking activity exchanged for sleep and suggests that chronic sleep loss potentially could be prevented by strategies that make work start times more flexible. Study results are published in the December issue of the journal Sleep.
AASM releases Choosing Wisely® list to promote value-based sleep care
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has released a list of five common tests and treatments that are not always necessary in sleep medicine as part of Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation.
Study links sleep apnea to impaired exercise capacity
A new study shows that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with impaired exercise capacity, which is an indicator of increased cardiovascular risk.
Teens with earlier school start times have higher crash rates
A new study suggests that teen drivers who start class earlier in the morning are involved in significantly more motor vehicle accidents than peers with a later high school start time. The results underscore the importance of the “Awake at the Wheel” campaign of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project.
National Diabetes Month: Type 2 diabetics have high risk for sleep apnea
In recognition of November as National Diabetes Month, the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project is advising everyone with Type 2 diabetes to be aware of their high risk for obstructive sleep apnea.