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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.