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  • Winners of high school video contest show how sleep recharges teens

    May 25 2017...
    Three students have been chosen as winners of the 2017 American Sleep Medicine Foundation “Sleep Recharges You” High School Video Contest, which focused on motivating teens to prioritize the importance of sleep in their lives.
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  • Later school start times for students

    Apr 20 2017...
    Middle and high school students have to balance academics, sports, social lives, and additional extracurricular activities. Keeping up with these responsibilities leaves minimal time for relaxing, let alone getting a good night’s sleep. READ MORE>>
  • Short sleepers and long sleepers

    Apr 10 2017...
    It’s not uncommon to meet an adult who sleeps less than six hours a night, but it is uncommon to meet one who feels rested after six hours of sleep or less. Contrary to popular belief, there is a small percentage of adults who don’t require the recommended seven hours of sleep each night. Someone like this is called a short sleeper, and they function well during the day even after sleeping less than six hours a night. READ MORE>>
  • Confessions of a nighttime tooth grinder

    Apr 04 2017...
    I don’t know how long I’ve been grinding my teeth, but I started speculating there was a problem when I visited my dentist a few years ago regarding a clicking noise in my jaw. My dentist noticed signs of wear on my teeth and suggested I was grinding and clenching my teeth during the night. Tooth grinding is also called sleep related bruxism. READ MORE>>
  • To future roommate: Sorry for sleep talking

    Mar 24 2017...
    I enjoy talking – in the grocery store, on the internet, with my friends, and even when no one is listening. So when I first learned I was talking out-loud in my sleep, I wasn’t surprised at all. It was at summer camp, and I awoke one morning to my cabin-mates giggling at me. READ MORE>>
  • Later high school start times help teens

    Dec 14 2016...
    Starting school later may have a positive impact on important aspects of high school life. That’s the evidence from a new review of published research. The review found that teens slept about 19 minutes longer on school nights when school started up to 60 minutes later. That adds up to more than 1.5 hours of sleep during the school week. When school started more than 60 minutes later, teens slept about 53 minutes more on school nights. That’s more than 4 hours of sleep per week. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep Recharges You: Enter the 2017 high school video contest

    Nov 14 2016...
    Teens have until February 20 to enter the 2017 Sleep Recharges You High School Video Contest. Sponsored by the American Sleep Medicine Foundation, the contest invites teens to make and submit a creative video about the importance of sleep. Up for grabs is a first-place prize of $1,000 – split evenly between the winning student and his or her school. READ MORE>>
  • Treating sleep apnea may help control acid reflux

    Oct 05 2016...
    If you have trouble sleeping due to acid reflux and heartburn, a new study provides insight that may help you sleep better. It suggests that treating sleep apnea may reduce your acid reflux. The study involved 79 veterans with obstructive sleep apnea. About 78 percent of them had symptoms of acid reflux at the start of the study. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep apnea is a hidden health crisis in the U.S.

    Sep 19 2016...
    A new report from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine indicates that obstructive sleep apnea is a hidden health crisis in the United States. It estimates that undiagnosed sleep apnea cost the U.S. about $150 billion in 2015. It also projects that sleep apnea afflicts 29.4 million men and women in the U.S. READ MORE>>
  • Help your teen recharge with sleep

    Aug 16 2016...
    The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project has launched the “Sleep Recharges You” campaign, urging teens to make sleep a top priority. Parents and teachers can play an important role by helping teens to understand the importance of sleep.

    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that teens should sleep 8 to 10 hours each night to promote optimal health. But CDC data show that insufficient sleep is common among teens. About 69 percent of high school students report sleeping 7 hours or less on school nights. READ MORE>>