Monday Morning Coffee for June 19, 2017

Sleep news you can use

We’ve vetted this morning’s sleep news so you don’t have to. Happy Monday!

Monday mornings are rough… we’re might have a little social jet lag, some may encounter Sunday night insomnia, and for those of us who sleep well, it still takes time to get our brains into “working mode.”

SHC finds Monday morning a good time to catch up and reflect upon recent news, with a cup of java!

Here are links SHC has pulled from the last week, categorized in newspaper-like “sections” and related, in some way, to sleep. Feel free to peruse as you start your week… ideally with a cup of coffee in hand.

If you have thoughts about any of these news headlines, feel free to share them in the comments below! We love to hear from readers! Cheers and Happy Monday! Have a great week.—The Curator


Dateline: June 14, 2017, from PharmiWeb

Havas Health & You Reveals Surprising Disparities in Healthy Habits by Country in a New White Paper

Respondents from six countries—Brazil, China, France, India, the U.K. and the U.S.—were surveyed about multiple aspects of healthy habits and lifestyle.  …Key findings include: [#2] Sleep is the new exercise.” … (click headline for more)


Dateline: June 15, 2017, from Science Daily

Online cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is effective for military

For military personnel, internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy appears to be an effective alternative to meeting regularly with a therapist, although it is about half as effective as traditional methods, according to results of a study.(click headline for more)


Dateline: June 13, 2017, from Fox 31 Denver

Sessions asked Congress to let him override state laws allowing medical marijuana

Adam Davis of Lucy Sky, a medical and recreational shop in Denver, said any pushback on medical marijuana doesn’t make sense. He knows plenty of people struggling with pain. …’People struggle with any number of things,’ said Davis. ‘Sleep disorders, eating disorders— anything from our veterans coming back with PTSD every day.’ (click headline for more)


Dateline: June 15, 2017, from MainLineTimes

Letter: Teens need more sleep and later school start times

Major national medical associations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine have recommended that middle and high schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later in order to optimize student health and learning.(click headline for more)


Dateline: June 15, 2017, from Washington Post

Arianna Huffington’s fix for Uber: Work less, sleep more

As the crisis at Uber reached a critical moment this week, a familiar voice filled the company’s San Francisco headquarters. Board member Arianna Huffington—the onetime pundit and digital publisher with a distinctive Greek accent—addressed employees, emerging as the most visible leader of a company trying to recover from months of self-inflicted wounds..(click headline for more)


Dateline: June 16, 2017, from FemaleFirst

Can A Minimalistic Bedroom Impact Your Sleep?

If you struggle to get to sleep and have tried all the traditional methods to help—consider this—is your room too crowded with things?(click headline for more)


Dateline: June 17, 2017, from Washington Post

Carrie Fisher’s death shines a light on an underrated health problem

Grace Pien, a sleep specialist with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, said that silence is something Fisher has in common with the legion of female sufferers of sleep apnea.(click headline for more)


Dateline: June 13, 2017, from Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Report: Holcomb died of sleeping pills, alcohol

Gold-medal bobsled pilot Steve Holcomb had ‘a fatal combination’ of a prescription sleep aid and a 0.18 percent blood alcohol concentration in his system at the time of his death, USA Bobsled and Skeleton announced in a press release Tuesday evening.(click headline for more)


Dateline: June 17, 2017, from StarTribune

Nightmare finally ends for St. Cloud teacher cured of rare sleep disorder

‘There is a broad swath of the population that says, ‘It’s just a nightmare,’ ‘ said Dr. Ranji Varghese, a psychiatrist and medical director at HCMC’s sleep disorder center, which handles about 4,500 patient visits a year. ‘But if left untreated, nightmares can severely impair a person’s ability to function normally.’ (click headline for more)


Dateline: June 13, 2017, from Clarkson University

Two Clarkson University Students Earn Travel Awards to Present Research at Protein Society Annual Symposium

Channaveerappa is researching the molecular changes occurring in rat atria during obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is associated with atrial diseases, including atrial enlargement, fibrosis and arrhythmias. The specific molecular mechanisms of OSA-induced cardiac changes are not known. By collaborating with Masonic Medical Research Laboratory in Utica, N.Y., a novel OSA model was developed, which closely recapitulates the occurrence of OSA in humans.(click headline for more)


Dateline: June 13, 2017, from Daily Mail

Women who sleep on their backs during the last three months of pregnancy are nearly FOUR TIMES more likely to have a late stillbirth, researchers say

New research from the University of Auckland has shown women who sleep on their backs in the last months of pregnancy are 3.7 times more likely to have a late stillbirth.(click headline for more)


Dateline: June 12, 2017, from TechCrunch

Sense sleep tracker maker Hello is shutting down

Hello, the makers of the bedside sleep tracker Sense, is shutting down as after looking for a buyer, according to a blog post from the company. The news was first reported by Axios, which said the company has laid off most of its employees and sought a buyer of its assets.(click headline for more)


Dateline: June 17, 2017, from Nottingham Post

How to help your kids sleep in hot weather

The Sleep Nanny, Lucy Shrimpton, gave her top tips on how to keep your little ones cool at night.(click headline for more)


Dateline: June 16, 2017, from PK Digital TV

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