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A healthy life begins with quality sleep

We all look forward to a good night’s sleep! Newman Regional Health Sleep Disorders Center welcomes the opportunity to assist you in the detection and treatment of your particular sleep disorder. Sleep is vital for whole body health — it is an active state important for renewing our mental and physical health each day. Over 60 million Americans suffer from one or more of 80 different sleep disorders. Sleep disorders can range from simply bothersome to potentially life threatening conditions.

Your Afternoon Coffee Might Trigger a Bad Night’s Sleep

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Bad news for caffeine addicts: That midday coffee pick-me-up might increase your odds for a sleepless night, new research shows. link

AASM Partners with CDC to Address Chronic Sleep Loss Epidemic

Insufficient Sleep Identified as Impacting Nearly Every Public Health Indicator By American Academy of Sleep Medicine Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 – 7:36 am The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a new project to increase awareness of sleep illness and the importance of sufficient sleep. The long-term goal of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project is to promote widespread and measurable public behavior changes leading to improved sleep health.

How to sleep for success

Benjamin Hotel sleep consultant Rebecca Robbins breaks down the importance of sleep. link

LifeWatch approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) as an Out of Center Sleep Test Supplier (OCSTS)

LifeWatch Inc., a leading U.S. provider of remote patient monitoring solutions, including home sleep testing services for the diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), announced today it has been approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) as an Out of Center Sleep Test Supplier (OCSTS). LifeWatch has met the Academy’s quality standards for Out of Center testing. link

The Benefits of a Sleep Buddy

A quarter of U.S. couples sleep apart. Are they missing important health benefits? link

Sleep apnea has adverse effect on quality of life (NewsFix) A survey suggests that sleep apnea exacts a huge toll on emotional health. Sleep apnea is characterised by cessation of the breathing many times during the night and it’s often accompanied by snoring. It’s caused by the tissue at the back of the throat obscuring the free passage of air into and out of the lungs.

Insomnia concerns go unaddressed in heart failure patients By Lucy Piper, Senior medwireNews Reporter

medwireNews: The impact of insomnia on health and function is a major concern for patients with heart failure (HF), qualitative and quantitative research shows. more

Phone apps to help you sleep

(WFLX) — Forget counting sheep! Now, you can use your smartphone to help you sleep with odles of apps that claim to help you snooze or even track the quality of your rest. link

Not Getting Enough Sleep May Contribute to Mental Decline in Later Years

Chronic sleep deprivation and poor sleep quality have been linked to a number of health problems, but now a new study has identified one more potential risk, namely cognitive decline at old age, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). link