Latest Dyssomnia Stories

2010-04-22 11:37:00

CUMBERLAND, R.I., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep HealthCenters, a network of specialized sleep medicine centers and the largest provider of such services in New England, announces the Sleep HealthCenter of Cumberland, Rhode Island has received accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100317/NE71501LOGO ) AASM accreditation is the gold standard by which the medical community and the public can evaluate sleep medicine...

2009-04-15 11:01:48

A study in the April 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine determined that over-the-counter melatonin medication can shorted the length of time it takes for children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), or both to fall asleep at the beginning of the night. Results of the study indicated that children who received over-the-counter melatonin treatments experienced significant improvements in total night sleep durations, sleep latency times, and...

2009-03-02 20:56:34

A school-based sleep intervention is a promising model for addressing adolescent sleep problems, Australian researchers said. Project supervisor Michael Gradisar of the Flinders University in South Australia said the program consisted of four, 50-minute classes across a four-week period that taught healthy sleep practices, such as the benefits of minimizing caffeine and alcohol intake, reducing stimulating activities at night, getting out of bed at a consistent time each morning -- even on...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.