Healthy Sleep Project urges parents to teach teens to avoid drowsy driving
Drowsiness is similar to alcohol in how it compromises driving ability, yet many parents of teen drivers do not recognize the hidden danger of drowsy driving. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project is addressing this public safety threat by urging all parents of teen and novice drivers to talk with their children about getting nine hours of nightly sleep for optimal daytime alertness and committing to pull over or avoid driving if they haven’t gotten enough sleep.
Depression and insomnia are strongest risk factors for frequent nightmares
A new study published in the April issue of the journal Sleep suggests that symptoms of depression and insomnia are the strongest predictors of having frequent nightmares.
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.