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An Underappreciated Key to College Success: Sleep

Many college-bound students start out with dreadful sleep habits that are likely to get worse once the rigorous demands of courses and competing social and athletic activities kick in. Attention all you happy high school graduates about to go off to college, as well as the many others returning for another year of higher [...]

An Underappreciated Key to College Success: Sleep2018-08-15T17:20:49+00:00

Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson’s disease: “I’m not angry”

Alan Alda has Parkinson's disease. In an appearance on "CBS This Morning" Tuesday, the award-winning actor, best known for his relatable portrayal of Army Capt. "Hawkeye" Pierce in the TV series "M*A*S*H," revealed he was diagnosed three-and-a-half years ago. "I've had a full life since then," he said. "I've acted, I've given talks, I [...]

Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson’s disease: “I’m not angry”2018-08-15T17:22:02+00:00

REM sleep behavior disorder

Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder is a sleep disorder in which you physically act out vivid, often unpleasant dreams with vocal sounds and sudden, often violent arm and leg movements during REM sleep — sometimes called dream-enacting behavior. You normally don't move during REM sleep, a normal stage of sleep that occurs [...]

REM sleep behavior disorder2018-08-15T23:41:47+00:00

AASM position: Delaying middle school, high school start times is beneficial to students

DARIEN, IL – A new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) asserts that the school day should begin at 8:30 a.m. or later for middle school and high school students. Data show that later start times provide adolescents the opportunity to get sufficient sleep on school nights, which optimizes daytime [...]

AASM position: Delaying middle school, high school start times is beneficial to students2017-05-02T00:29:56+00:00

AASM now offering expedited accreditation for sleep facilities impacted by revised Medicare policies

DARIEN, IL – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has created a new program that will expedite accreditation applications for sleep facilities impacted by recent changes to Medicare coverage policies for sleep studies. Earlier this week Medicare contractor Noridian Healthcare Services LLC announced revisions to its local coverage determination (LCD) policy for polysomnography [...]

AASM now offering expedited accreditation for sleep facilities impacted by revised Medicare policies2017-05-02T00:29:04+00:00

Study finds that melatonin content of supplements varies widely

DARIEN, IL – A new study suggests that the melatonin content of dietary supplements often varies widely from what is listed on the label. Results show that melatonin content did not meet within a 10-percent margin of the label claim in more than 71 percent of supplements, with the actual content ranging from 83 [...]

Study finds that melatonin content of supplements varies widely2017-03-28T14:22:19+00:00

Updated AASM Scoring Manual (v2.4) with new calibration rules to be released April 1

The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events, Version 2.4, will be released April 1, 2017. Based on the recommendations of the AASM Scoring Manual Editorial Board, the AASM Board of Directors has approved the following changes in this scoring manual update: A new section on performing calibrations to document appropriate [...]

Updated AASM Scoring Manual (v2.4) with new calibration rules to be released April 12017-03-28T14:21:41+00:00

AASM publishes new guideline for diagnostic testing for adult sleep apnea

DARIEN, IL - A new clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine establishes clinical practice recommendations for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.The guideline, which is published in the March 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, describes the circumstances under which attended polysomnography in an accredited sleep [...]

AASM publishes new guideline for diagnostic testing for adult sleep apnea2017-03-28T14:21:01+00:00

How Blue Light Affects Kids & Sleep

As difficult as it is to get kids to stop watching TV or using their electronic devices before bedtime, there’s a compelling reason to make it happen. The blue light that’s emitted from these screens can delay the release of sleep-inducing melatonin, increase alertness, and reset the body’s internal clock (or circadian rhythm ) to [...]

How Blue Light Affects Kids & Sleep2017-03-28T14:20:15+00:00

The Reason Daylight Savings Time Can Give You Jet Lag

Spring forward, fall back—even though the clocks change by only an hour during Daylight Savings Time, the effects can be noticeable. This is especially true in the spring, when people lose an hour of the day and that hour is often subtracted from time spent sleeping. If you’re already somewhat sleep-deprived, giving up just [...]

The Reason Daylight Savings Time Can Give You Jet Lag2017-03-28T14:19:15+00:00