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2012-05-01 11:38:52

Obesity, depression/anxiety, ADHD, asthma contribute to fatigue even after a good night´s sleep Children who have learning, attention and behavior problems may be suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness, even though clinical tests show them sleeping long enough at night, a new study reports. Penn State researchers studied 508 children and found that those whose parents reported excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) — despite little indication of short sleep from traditional...

2012-04-03 02:23:51

Harvard Neuroscientist joins international runners to raise awareness and research funds for narcolepsy WORCESTER, Mass., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN) supporters will run the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2012 to raise awareness and funds for cutting-edge narcolepsy research. Runners include a Harvard-affiliated neuroscientist, Nancy Chamberlin, who is a sleep expert and researcher. A portion of funds raised will support the world-renowned...

2012-03-22 02:24:18

WASHINGTON and DUBLIN, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wake Up Narcolepsy and Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) have teamed up with professional golfer, Nicole Jeray to launch the 2012 Swinging for Sleep online fundraising campaign. The campaign raises funds to support narcolepsy awareness, research and patient support programs through nonprofit organizations dedicated to the narcolepsy community. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-03-06 07:30:00

Non-profit hosts walk to celebrate National Sleep Awareness Week WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National non-profit Wake Up Narcolepsy presents "SLEEP WALK 2012" on Saturday March 10th, 2012 at 9am to honor National Sleep Awareness Week. Participants will meet at the Sylvan Theater on the National Mall to raise awareness about narcolepsy and healthy sleep for all. "We are excited to have 14 states represented and 100 participants registered at this point. It's also great to...

2012-02-22 08:26:00

BOSTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Abaluck, MD, is now authoring Sleep HealthCenters' new blog Sleep and You (www.sleepandyou.com/blog). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100317/NE71501LOGO ) The Sleep and You blog, launched in 2011, allows Sleep HealthCenters' physicians to provide online commentary regarding the topic of sleep as it appears in the news and in recently released medical studies, as well as how sleep connects to many aspects of our everyday lives. It is...

2011-12-06 23:45:00

Central Ohio Sleep Physician Dr. Jim Fulop provides information on sleep texting disorder, especially how it is affecting teens Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 OhioHealth Sleep Services physician Dr. Jim Fulop says sleep texting disorder is on the rise in Central Ohio and around the country. âœSleep texting disorder is an increasing problem, especially among teens,â said Dr. Fulop. âœSleep texting is when a person...

2011-11-04 21:40:08

Bright light arouses us. Bright light makes it easier to stay awake. Very bright light not only arouses us but is known to have antidepressant effects. Conversely, dark rooms can make us sleepy. It's the reason some people use masks to make sure light doesn't wake them while they sleep. Now researchers at UCLA have identified the group of neurons that mediates whether light arouses us – or not. Jerome Siegel, a professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human...

2011-11-01 09:01:00

Northwestern sleep experts offer tips to fall back with ease CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 a.m. marks the official end of Daylight Savings time as clocks are pushed back one hour. While most of us will enjoy the opportunity to get an additional hour of slumber, sleep experts from Northwestern Memorial Hospital warn that even the one hour shift in time can be disruptive to our sleep patterns and recommend people use the end of...

2011-10-04 12:11:15

People with narcolepsy are not only excessively sleepy, but they are also prone to gaining weight. In fact, narcoleptic patients will often pack on pounds even as they eat considerably less than your average person. Now researchers reporting in the October issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, appear to have an answer as to why. It seems a deficiency of the neuropeptide hormone orexin, an ingredient that encourages hunger and wakefulness, may leave them with a lack of...

2011-09-20 09:58:00

BOSTON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep HealthCenters' National Services Group, a division of Sleep HealthCenters, announces that they have become the first multi-state Out of Center Sleep Testing (OCST) provider in the U.S. to receive accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100317/NE71501LOGO ) Out of Center Sleep Testing is defined as sleep testing performed in a location other than the sleep center, such as home...