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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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2009-03-02 09:55:00

National Sleep Foundation poll finds inadequate sleep is associated with health and safety One-third of Americans are losing sleep over the state of the U.S. economy and other personal financial concerns, according to a new poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). The poll suggests that inadequate sleep is associated with unhealthy lifestyles and negatively impacts health and safety. NSF's Sleep in AmericaTM poll reveals striking disparities in the sleep patterns, health...

2009-03-01 23:54:35

The U.S. economy and other personal financial concerns are robbing some one-third of U.S. adults of sleep, a poll indicates. The poll for the National Sleep Foundation says the number of people reporting sleep problems has increased 13 percent since 2001. In the past eight years, the number of Americans who sleep less than six hours a night jumped from 13 percent to 20 percent, and those who reported sleeping eight hours or more dropped from 38 percent to 28 percent. It's easy to understand...

2008-12-16 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of healthcare professionals revealed that six in ten do not feel that they have enough time to have a discussion with their patients about insomnia during regular office visits. Unfortunately, for the approximately 30 million Americans who suffer from chronic insomnia, this could be a potential barrier to diagnosis and treatment and lead to other health, safety and productivity problems. These results are part of an educational initiative...

2008-09-18 09:00:11

ROCHESTER, Minn. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation (RLS Foundation) and National Sleep Foundation (NSF) have joined together on a new national initiative about restless legs syndrome (RLS) to help increase awareness and understanding of the condition. The initiative, which includes the first-ever public service announcement to address RLS and a unique educational website http://whatisrls.org/, will launch in time for RLS...

2008-08-11 12:01:13

SEATTLE, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwest Hospital & Medical Center today announced the opening of the Northwest Hospital Sleep Center, a newly constructed sleep laboratory on its main campus. Under the direction and supervision of medical director Ralph Pascualy, M.D., the Northwest Hospital Sleep Center offers the most progressive diagnostic equipment and treatment available, delivered by nationally recognized sleep medicine specialists. The new, state-of-the-art facility...

2006-04-04 17:39:17

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Although more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders, too few scientists study the problem and too few health-care professionals are trained to diagnose and treat it, a panel of experts reported on Tuesday. Sleep troubles not only make people miserable -- they cost the nation hundreds of billions of dollars every year in medical expenses, lost productivity, accidents and other costs, the...

2005-10-19 10:50:00

NEW YORK -- A survey being released on Wednesday shows what millions of groggy parents already know: Many babies and toddlers do not get enough sleep. Twenty-six percent of parents of children up to four years old said in a recent survey that their child gets less than enough sleep. The survey was commissioned by Pampers and conducted with the nonprofit National Sleep Foundation (NSF). The older the child, the less likely he or she is to sleep 12 hours to 15 hours per day, the recommended...

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2005-09-08 12:40:00

For many, back-to-school means a whole new wake-up time HealthDay News -- A summer of irregular sleeping patterns can make it tough for kids returning to school to wake up when they should, but specific strategies can help them reset their internal clocks. Better sleep means better, happier students, experts point out, and the time to get kids' sleep schedules in sync with the new semester is now. "If you go into a classroom and pick out the poorest-performing kid, the odds are they have a...

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2005-03-29 15:37:18

Washington (AP) -- Getting a good night's sleep is hard for many adults and that often means poorer health, lower productivity on the job, more danger on the roads and a less vibrant sex life. "By 3 to 4 in the afternoon, I'm starting to feel brain-drained and I need that caffeine to pick me back up again," said Becky Mcerien, 50, of Philadelphia. She gets about 6.5 hours of sleep a night slightly less than the adult average of 6.9 hours reported by the National Sleep Foundation. Many...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.