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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 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. [...]

Sleep News Special Report || Veterans Day Edition: Our vets need their sleep!

November 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Veterans, by and large, struggle with sleep, and so do their families and caregivers. Whether caused by traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, combat-related cases of sleep apnea, tinnitus, or other problems, they need our help. SHC remembers them this Veterans Day with recent links that specifically address the challenges of living with sleep problems after putting in one's time in military service. [...]

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. [...]