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  • Sleep loss has a steep cost for your health

    Jun 23 2014...
    Failing to get enough sleep does much more than slow you down or make you grumpy. It is destructive to your overall health. USA Today spoke with sleep experts and discovered that if you don't snooze, you lose.

    American Academy of Sleep Medicine President Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler told USA Today that poor health is the price you pay for ongoing sleep loss. AASM Past President Dr. Safwan Badr added that sleep is one of the three pillars of health. It is as important as nutrition and exercise. READ MORE>>
  • Was Diane Sawyer drunk or sleep deprived during election?

    Nov 09 2012...
    The internet has been abuzz in speculation since Tuesday night, when ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer appeared to be intoxicated during the live broadcast of the 2012 presidential election. Sawyer's speech slurred, and she acted strangely as the election results came in.

    A spokesperson for Sawyer denies the rumors that she was drunk, blaming her behavior on a series of sleepless nights covering the hurricane and the election. The AASM investigated whether these claims could be true, by looking at the effects of sleep deprivation and how they can mimic intoxication. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep myths: Separating fact from fiction

    Oct 29 2012...
    Sleep is extremely important as we spend about a third of our life doing it. There is so much information out there about sleep it’s enough to make your head spin. Here, we dispel some of the common myths about sleeping. READ MORE>>