The latest news from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Helping teens get healthy sleep: Five tips for parents
Data recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention show that more than two-thirds of teens fail to get
sufficient sleep on school nights. The American Academy of Sleep
Medicine offers five tips to help parents promote healthy sleep in teens
so that they can meet their full potential.
Severity of sleep apnea impacts risk of resistant high blood pressure
A new study shows a strong association between severe, untreated obstructive sleep apnea and the risk of elevated blood pressure despite the use of high blood pressure medications.
Stop the snore: Sleep apnea action urgent for those at risk
The nation’s sleep experts agree: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – a potentially life-threatening disease involving episodes of complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep – is dangerously on the rise. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration launched this year by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS), is urging anyone with symptoms of OSA to pledge to stop the snore and talk to a doctor about sleep apnea.
Get the kids to sleep and ready for back to school
For kids, the long summer of sleeping in, staying up late and enjoying leisurely mornings is coming to a rapid close.
Study of twins discovers gene mutation linked to short sleep duration
Researchers who studied 100 twin pairs have identified a gene mutation that may allow the carrier to function normally on less than six hours of sleep per night.