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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
For Jernica Quiñones, the reality of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, hit close to home this year when a friend woke up on New Year's Day and discovered the lifeless body of her baby girl. That's why Quiñones' 4-month-old son, Bless'n, has spent a lot of his life so far sleeping in a [...]
WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -- During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, scattered reports surfaced regarding an unusual sleep disorder among some combat veterans. Col. Vincent Mysliwiec, MD, a sleep researcher, said that upon returning home from combat duty, some veterans were having nightmares with "dream-enactment behaviors." These behaviors were troubling, he said. "They'd [...]