The latest news from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
National Toxicology Program posts materials from shift work and circadian disruption workshop
Meeting materials and video presentations from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) workshop, “Shift Work at Night, Artificial Light at Night, and Circadian Disruption,” have been posted online for public access.
Loneliness may explain the link between insomnia and suicidal thoughts
Based on the premise that insomnia can be lonely, a new study from South Korea found that thwarted belongingness significantly accounted for the relationship between insomnia severity and suicidal ideation.
Crowd-sourcing platform engages the public in health research
WellSpringboard, in partnership with the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, is a crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding platform that engages the public in sharing their health research ideas. One matched proposal currently in the crowd-funding stage would examine whether or not people with sleep apnea who use CPAP therapy get more breathing-related infections.
Submit sleep disorders research applications for the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Applications to the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) are now being accepted. All applications for PRMRP funding must specifically address at least one of the Topic Areas as directed by Congress - including Sleep Disorders - and must be directly relevant to the healthcare needs of military Service members, Veterans, and/or beneficiaries.
Study suggests that hypoxia may link sleep apnea to auditory dysfunction
Hypoxia brought on by obstructive sleep apnea could represent a risk to the auditory pathway, suggests a study in the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.