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2009-11-01 23:00:00

National Sleep Foundation Launches Annual Drowsy Driving Prevention Week(R) to Prevent Fall-Asleep Crashes With Tips and Countermeasures WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sleepiness is often overlooked as a major contributor to vehicle crashes. The National Sleep Foundation's 2009 Sleep in America poll shows that 1% or as many as 1.9 million drivers have had a car crash or a near miss due to drowsiness in the past year. Even more surprising, 54% of drivers (105 million) have...

2009-10-27 08:04:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to a recent survey*, an overwhelming 60 percent of Americans are not satisfied with their current way of waking up. Recognizing the need for a better way to start the day, especially with the arrival of daylight saving, Philips has announced today the launch of its Wake-up Light - an innovative product that provides a more pleasant wake-up experience. At the same time, Philips - a leader in health & well-being with a...

2009-09-08 09:30:00

SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Meda) today announced the commercial availability of EDLUAR(TM) (zolpidem tartrate sublingual tablets) in the United States. EDLUAR is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with falling asleep. EDLUAR is the first available under-the-tongue formulation of zolpidem tartrate, which is the most prescribed treatment for insomnia. Zolpidem tartrate is also the active ingredient in...

2009-06-23 08:00:00

More than 100,000 crashes each year are caused by fatigued drivers MONTVALE, N.J., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Drowsy driving is one of the most vexing problems involving traffic safety with more than 60 percent of working Americans admitting to driving while feeling sleepy and 37 percent to actually falling asleep at the wheel, in the past year according to the 2008 National Sleep Foundation's Sleep in America poll. The all-new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class addresses this growing issue with...

2009-05-19 07:06:00

Dr. Donnica Moore Translates Sleep Facts from Fiction WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Sleep Foundation announced today that, together with sanofi-aventis U.S., it has joined forces with renowned women's health expert Dr. Donnica Moore to debunk common myths and misperceptions about sleep. The partnership is part of an ongoing initiative, Sleeping Smart, which helps educate Americans about the importance of a good night's sleep. Additionally, the campaign motivates sufferers...

2009-05-18 10:36:00

MOS Sleep Scale Now Available for Use in Clinical Trials and Population Health Monitoring LINCOLN, R.I., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- There are few things as vital to health and well-being as a good night's sleep. Yet millions of us -- nearly 50 million according to the National Sleep Foundation -- suffer from chronic sleep problems or disorders. Every year, more and more scientific studies are showing correlations between poor or insufficient sleep and disease. Now there is a simple, easy way to...

2009-05-06 13:48:00

LOS ANGELES, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sit 'n Sleep, the sponsor of the recently-launched website SleepBook.com, announces an impressive level of user engagement for the new site. Since SleepBook.com's launch less than one month ago, more than 5,500 southern California sleepers have downloaded personalized versions of their very own sleep book. Why the enthusiastic response? It could be that the continuing recession is keeping people up at night. According to the National Sleep Foundation's...

2009-03-30 07:00:00

Sleep Loss Costs Economy up to $15 Billion Each Year According to the Better Sleep Council DALLAS, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Now more than ever, Americans need their shut-eye. Unfortunately, sleep is usually one of the first things people scrimp on when time is short and stress is high. In a turbulent economy, nearly 30 percent of Americans lose sleep at least a few nights per week, according to a 2009 Sleep in America poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Lack of sleep means more than...

2009-03-05 12:53:00

CHANHASSEN, Minn., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- AmericInn(R) International, LLC officially kicks off "Sleep Better America," the hotel chain's new sleep advocacy and awareness campaign, with the launch of http://www.sleepbetteramerica.net. The new Web portal is designed to educate consumers about sleep-related issues with timely information, tools, tips, product reviews and clinical data from sleep-related studies. The "Sleep Better America" Web site centralizes unique sleep-related content for...

2009-03-03 11:00:00

Renewed efforts to reach physicians coincide with Sleep Awareness Week SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The current economic downturn has hurt more than America's wallets--it's hurt sleep habits as well. According to the National Sleep Foundation's annual Sleep in America poll, nearly one-third of Americans have lost sleep due to economy-related concerns. With Americans everywhere facing the dangers of sleep loss, SleepQuest is renewing its commitment to educate about health risks...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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