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American Academy of Sleep Medicine

The Mysterious World Of Sleep

Tom Allon | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Allon

What can we do to deal with this growing public health problem? Well, first of all, we have to stop being part of a culture that looks at sleep as a sign of weakness and prizes those who work so hard that they are chronically sleep-deprived.

1 In 5 Accidents Are Caused By Drowsy Driving. This Group Intends To Get That Number To Zero.

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Most of us know by now that drowsy driving proves just as dangerous as drunk driving. However, it may come as a surprise that it's not truck drivers w...

What's In An Over-The-Counter Sleep Aid, Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living

The Question: How do over-the-counter sleep aids like ZzzQuil help me fall asleep? The Answer: These days there is a wide variety of OTC medication...

Narcolepsy: Huffington Post Guide To Sleep Disorders

Seed | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Narcolepsy is a somewhat common sleep disorder that affects roughly 1 in 2,000 Americans. This sleep disorder usually begins in the early teens to mid...

Rhythmic Movement Disorder: Huffington Post Guide To Sleep Disorders

Seed | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Rhythmic Movement Disorder is a common sleep disorder. It frequently affects infants and small children, and usually subsides by the age of 5. We scou...

Be Your Own Sleep Specialist: Sleep Medicine And The Self-Care Movement

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Sleep Machismo is bringing this country to its knees in terms of performance deficits at work and fueling the fire under the obesity pandemic we are now witnessing. We must all become sleep specialists.