Sleep News Weekly || Oct 20, 2017: Sleep deprived MDs, does lavender work?, how fire evacuees sleep, more

SHC vets the latest news on sleep so you don't have to.

Ireland’s workforce is sleep deprived; why we should research sleeping and eating in tandem; are depression naps useful?; and more about how America (and the world) sleeps.

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This news curation is SHC’s weekly effort to bring people the latest in sleep health links culled from the last week, categorized in newspaper-like “sections” and related, in some way, to sleep. 
Who is this weekly news curation for? Note our subtitle: “News that Everyone Can Use… Because Everyone Can Use Some Sleep.” Our SleepNews Weekly feature is for ordinary people, sleep-disordered patients, families, all kinds of healthcare practitioners, policymakers, trend trackers.  
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Dateline: October 17, 2017 from Irish Times (Ireland)

Irish workers are sleep deprived, stressed and not giving 100%

A poor night’s sleep results in a poor day’s work for eight in every 10 workers in Ireland, according to new research. …The study also found that 34.3 per cent of Irish workers claim to feeling exhausted on a daily basis.(click headline for more)



Dateline: October 17, 2017 from KevinMD

Doctors are dangerously tired, and health care leaders aren’t taking action

Physicians are human. Like truck drivers or airline pilots, their fatigue can lead to dangerous consequences for those around them. A recent study showed that even mild sleep deprivation causes the same levels of impairment as alcohol intoxication. Truckers and pilots have to comply with regulations forcing them to rest, however, and physicians do not.(click headline for more)



Dateline: October 16, 2017 from Julie Flygare: Wide Awake & Dreaming

Have You Told Your Members of Congress About Narcolepsy?

I will be going to Capitol Hill in November with other sleep community leaders to educate Congress on the impact of sleep disorders and advocate for critical federal funding of sleep research. …And I need your help! As part of this effort, we will HAND DELIVER letters from you to your Members of Congress! Friends in the U.S. – please participate!(click headline for more)



Dateline: October 17, 2017 from Alaska Sleep Education Center

Do you need BiPAP or CPAP therapy? A side by side review

Below is a list of the top five selling BiPAP and CPAP machines according to the site The various features can help give you an idea of which machine will work best for your sleep habits. Of course, the best judgement in choosing the right machine will be up to you and your doctor, as most of these machines require a prescription.(click headline for more)



Dateline: October 19, 2017 from Upstate Business Journal

The dangers of sleep deprivation in the workplace

Sleep matters, and in South Carolina’s manufacturing ecosystem, it’s tied directly to the bottom line. Studies across the board have identified sleep deprivation as not only a safety hazard but also a liability on a company’s finances.(click headline for more)



Dateline: October 18, 2017 from Restonic

Can Lavender Really Help You Sleep Better?

Though most of the studies to date have been small (large-scale trials are needed), there’s enough consistency across the results to see that better sleep might be achievable by using lavender.(click headline for more)



Dateline: October 15, 2017 from Mirror

Rock fan killed himself after being tortured by TINNITUS which left him constantly hearing country and western music

From Glen Mitchell’s wife, Linda: ‘The psychological effects of sleep deprivation combined with the tinnitus, hyperacusis and being told there was no cure just became too much for him to take.’(click headline for more)



Dateline: October 18, 2017 from Tulsa World

Oklahoma State football featured on NBC’s Today show

[T]he Oklahoma State football program hired Rise Science, a personalized sleep coaching company that works with athletic programs, including Clemson and Alabama, to emphasize the importance of sleep and to introduce technology that enhances sleep.(click headline for more)



Dateline: October 13, 2017 from SELF

Are Depression Naps Actually Helpful or Just a Meme?

Do depressed people crave sleep? It depends. Will naps help or harm depressed people? It depends. Is it part of a healthy treatment plan? It depends. There is no cookie-cutter approach, and sleep needs to be addressed on an individual basis with each depressed person.(click headline for more)



Dateline: October 16, 2017 from The Daily Campus

Student Slumber

Question from Suzanne Hite: “I’ve had a lot of trouble sleeping lately. I know, I know, I’m in college—we’re all staying up too late studying and partying and getting up too early for classes. But I really do feel like my sleep schedule is a problem, and I know that several of my friends feel the same way. Do you have any tips on getting good sleep as a college student?” … (click headline for more)



Dateline: October 13, 2017 from Scripps Research Institute via Science Daily

Importance of studying sleep and eating in tandem

The study reinforced the idea that the processes of sleep and eating need to be studied together, explained the scientists, especially as a growing number of researchers investigate the relationship between sleep and metabolic disorders. Further studies into this relationship could lead to the development of therapies that treat disorders such as obesity and diabetes.(click headline for more)



Dateline: October 19, 2017 from American Sleep Apnea Association

ASAA Partners with Achievement, Platform for Clinical Recruitment and Healthy Actions

One of Achievement’s most important functions is to promote clinical research participation opportunities for users. …Earlier this year, they featured ASAA’s SleepHealth Mobile App Study, which resulted in 1100 new enrolled participants.(click headline for more)



Dateline: October 16, 2017 from The Weather Channel

Fire Evacuees Make Shelters Feel Like Home

Barking dogs, loud snorers and a woman who appears to have dementia crying out every night. Trying to sleep on a cot in a shelter for fire evacuees is not easy.(click headline for more)



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