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Sleep News Weekly || February 16, 2018: Fired for sleep apnea? Chinese shoppers awoken in IKEA, dodgeball for narcolepsy, more

February 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Workers claim they were fired for sleep apnea, IKEA shoppers in China are awoken from naps on display furniture by local comedians, new lung pacemaker treats first-ever sleep apnea patient, 700 people in Kentucky split $500k Provigil settlement, Japan examines the relationship between insomnia and suicide; narcolepsy mom plays dodgeball to raise awareness; and more about how America (and the world) sleeps. [...]

Sleep News Weekly || Jan 26, 2018 Special Edition: Sleep Across the Lifespan

January 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

The way we sleep across the continuum of our lives changes depending on age and situation. This special installment focuses on the human lifespan, curating recent news links that reflect the concerns of these key milestones in our sleeping lives: Aging, Menopause, Sandwich Generation, Parenthood, Pregnancy, Fertility, Young Adulthood, Adolescence, Childhood, and the sleep lives of the newly born. [...]

Sleep News Weekly || Jan 12, 2018: Global Sleep Health Edition

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Councilwoman resigns over restless leg condition; Queen Elizabeth's jet lag secret; sleep breakthrough in Germany; Iceland sleep research focuses on sleep apnea; Canadian labs undergo new accreditation standards; noise pollution addressed in India; sleep innovation supported by Danish government; drowsy driving and transportation safety fixes found in South Korea; more global sleep health news. [...]

Wordless Wednesday: Why is it okay for doctors to work without sleep for 24 hours?

November 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Perhaps the Right to Sleep effort should focus on the high costs that come from mistakes made by sleep-deprived doctors. Those in training are encouraged to work without sleep as a kind of "rite of passage." Research suggests patients pay the price as victims of medical errors or drowsy driving accidents caused by these professionals, who are not superhuman, but just as disabled by sleep deprivation as everyone else. [...]