AASM joins FDA in advising consumers to avoid powdered pure caffeine
Today the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) issued a health advisory to warn the public that pure caffeine powder is highly potent and potentially dangerous.
Publication of sleep medicine quality measures promotes value-based care
Today the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) published new quality measures for five common sleep disorders, which represents a landmark achievement in the promotion of high quality, patient-centered care in the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine.
Risk of motor vehicle accidents is higher in people with sleep apnea
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 sunshine, less sleep: March 9 is second annual Insomnia Awareness Day
To remind those who suffer from chronic insomnia that help is available from the sleep team at a local AASM accredited sleep center, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is recognizing the second annual Insomnia Awareness Day on Monday, March 9.
Many teens with clinical excessive daytime sleepiness test positive for marijuana
A new study shows that many adolescents with excessive daytime sleepiness consistent with a clinical diagnosis of narcolepsy test positive for marijuana, emphasizing the importance of drug screening when interpreting diagnostic sleep studies for teens.