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Latest National Sleep Foundation Stories

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...