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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>>
  • Fall back to an earlier bedtime as daylight saving time ends

    Oct 31 2014...
    The end of daylight saving time on the first Sunday in November is the perfect time to make healthy sleep a priority. The time change arrives when it is already getting dark earlier in the evening. Setting the clock back an hour provides the ideal opportunity for sleep-deprived adults to adopt an earlier bedtime.

    Are you getting at least seven hours of nightly sleep? If not, then you can benefit from an earlier bedtime. Here are some tips to take advantage of the fall time change. READ MORE>>
  • Haunted Health: Sleep apnea infographic

    Oct 31 2014...
    Is obstructive sleep apnea haunting your house? This Haunted Health infographic from the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project will help you identify the scary signs of OSA. Take action before your health becomes a horror story. Instead of screaming, pledge to “Stop the Snore” and talk to a doctor about sleep apnea. READ MORE>>
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