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SHC announces its first literary quarterly devoted to sleep health and disorders

February 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Introducing Vitamin ZZZ, Winter 2018 edition, theme “CLINICAL.” From narcolepsy to sleep studies, restless legs to sleepwalking, insomnia to jet lag, this collection of poems and personal prose captures just how insidious sleep problems can be. Includes poetry and short prose from patients, sleep partners and loved ones, and healthcare professionals discussing a wide range of “clinical” topics and experiences, from sleep studies and hypnotic medications to witnessing sleepwalking and treating sleep apnea. [...]

Sleep Fundamentals || K is for Kleine-Levin Syndrome, or “Sleeping Beauty” Syndrome

October 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

"Sleeping Beauty" Syndrome is characterized by abnormally extended periods of sleep with disruptions to cognition and shifts in mood. Also known as Kleine-Levin Syndrome, this sleep disorder usually happens to individuals who are otherwise physically and mentally healthy. Some theories link KLS with seizure activity, but generally, KLS patients do not have seizures while awake or during sleep. [...]