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The Sleep Magazine

Less Sleep Associated with Increased Risk of Crashes for Young Drivers
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests less sleep per night is associated with a significant increase in the risk for motor vehicle crashes for young drivers.

Surgery on Adenoid, Tonsils Improves Outcomes in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Children with obstructive sleep apnea who had a common surgery to remove their adenoids and tonsils showed notable improvements in behavior, quality of life and other symptoms compared to those treated with “watchful waiting” and supportive care.

ATS Publishes Clinical Practice Guidelines on Sleep Apnea and Driving
“Up to 20 percent of crashes that occur on monotonous roads can be attributed to sleepiness, and the most common medical cause of excessive daytime sleepiness is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA),” said Kingman P. Strohl, MD, director of the Center for Sleep Disorders Research at Case Western Reserve University and chair of the committee that drafted the guidelines. “With these new guidelines, we aimed to provide healthcare practitioners with a framework for the assessment and management of sleepy driving in the evaluation of OSA.”

Studies Link Fatigue and Sleep to MLB Performance and Career Longevity

Two new studies show that fatigue may impair strike-zone judgment during the 162 Major League Baseball season, and a MLB player’s sleepiness can predict his longevity in the league.

Poor Sleep Linked to PTSD after a Heart Attack
Clinicians have long speculated that poor sleep may be a mechanism involved in the higher risk of further cardiac events or death among those with post-traumatic stress disorder following a heart attack, but the association between PTSD and sleep after a heart event has been unknown.

Visit these sites for more information about these and other important topics:

  1. American Academy of Pain Management
  2. Center for Mind/Body Studies
  3. Fibromyalgia Association – USA
  4. The Food Allergy Network
  5. Herb Research Foundation
  6. Arthritis Foundation
  7. Council for Responsible Nutrition
  8. Fibromyalgia Network
  9. Food and Drug Administration
  10. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  11. Scleroderma Foundation
  12. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse
  13. PACE Catalog Center
  14. American Medical Association
  15. Center for Patient Advocacy
  16. American Academy of Pain Medicine
  17. American Academy of Pain Management
  18. American Board of Pain Medicine
  19. American Chronic Pain Association
  20. Mayo Clinic Pain Management Center
  22. American Dental Association
  23. Academy of General Dentistry
  24. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  25. American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  26. Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  27. Academy of Laser Dentistry
  28. (site for over-the-counter medications)