The latest news from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
NHLBI seeks director for the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking candidates for the position of director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR).
CDC reports that U.S. adult obesity rate is up from 2011-2012
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents an age-adjusted estimate that nearly 38 percent of U.S. adults were obese in 2013 and 2014, an increase from 35 percent in 2011-2012.
CDC report examines trends in hypertension control
Among adults with hypertension, 53.0% had controlled hypertension during 2011–2014, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
ASMF accepting applications for Junior Faculty Research Award
Board-certified sleep medicine physicians who are members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine are encouraged to apply to the American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF) for the 2016 American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) Junior Faculty Research Award. Applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. CST on Dec. 21, 2015.
Study shows that fragmented sleep impacts mood more than sleep restriction
A study in the November issue of the journal SLEEP is the first human experimental study to demonstrate that, despite comparable reductions in total sleep time, partial sleep loss from sleep continuity disruption is more detrimental to positive mood than partial sleep loss from delaying bedtime.