Twin study suggests genetic factors contribute to insomnia in children, teens
A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in childhood and adolescence is partially explained by genetic factors.
Study links suicide risk with insomnia, alcohol use
A new study is the first to show that insomnia symptoms mediate the relationship between alcohol use and suicide risk, and that this mediation is moderated by gender. The study suggests that the targeted assessment and treatment of specific sleep problems may reduce the risk of suicide among those who use alcohol.
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.