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  • Sleepless in America Review

    Nov 26 2014...
    The new documentary "Sleepless in America" explores sleep loss as a byproduct of modern society. Or more specifically, it reveals the compounding consequences of having a population that simply does not get enough sleep.

    The road we are heading down is not pleasant. With drowsy drivers who are every bit as dangerous as drunks to the associated long-term health problems like diabetes and dementia, the long-term cost of sleep loss is excessive.

    "Sleepless in America" will air Sunday, November 30 at 8 P.M. EST. The documentary is a co-production of National Geographic, the Public Good Projects and the National Institutes of Health.


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  • Sleep medicine in America: Infographic

    Nov 25 2014...
    Millions of people in the U.S. are struggling to sleep well at night and stay awake during the day. Our nation’s sleep problem is so widespread that the CDC has called insufficient sleep “a public health epidemic.” The need for high quality sleep care has never been greater. The good news is that sleep medicine expertise is available all across America.

    About 7,500 doctors in the U.S. are board certified in sleep medicine. There also are more than 2,500 sleep centers that are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
    Sleep Medicine in America infographic
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  • Type 2 diabetics have high risk for sleep apnea

    Nov 17 2014...
    The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project advises everyone with Type 2 diabetes to be aware of their high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). November is National Diabetes Month.

    Research shows that sleep apnea afflicts 7 in 10 people with Type 2 diabetes. OSA is a chronic disease that involves repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep. READ MORE>>
  • Little sleep, big cost: Infographic

    Nov 10 2014...
    How much sleep do you get each night? The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project recommends that adults get at least seven hours of nightly sleep for optimal health and alertness. But millions of adults in the U.S. sleep six hours or less per night. Sleep loss also is more common in some professions than others. This infographic is a reminder that sleep loss has a steep cost. Insufficient sleep increases your risk of chronic disease. Make it one of your top priorities to get at least seven hours of sleep each night. Sleep Well, Be Well!

    Sleep Well Be Well infographic
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  • Insomnia increases risk of death from accidental injuries

    Nov 06 2014...
    New research links insomnia to a higher risk of deadly accidents such as falls and car crashes.

    The study involved more than 54,000 men and women. They completed a health survey that included questions about their sleep. The study tracked them for an average of about 13 years. READ MORE>>
  • Drowsy driving kills thousands each year on U.S. roads

    Nov 03 2014...
    A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that drowsy driving may cause 6,400 fatal crashes on U.S. roads each year. The public release of the report coincides with Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, Nov. 2 – 9, 2014.

    Results show that 21 percent of deadly crashes involved a drowsy driver. The results suggest that drowsy driving is involved in 328,000 crashes each year. About 109,000 of these crashes result in injuries. READ MORE>>
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