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2014-08-12 08:31:34

Life-Threatening Sleep Illness Afflicts at Least 25 Million Americans - and Counting DARIEN, Ill., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's sleep experts agree: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - a potentially life-threatening disease involving episodes of complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep - is dangerously on the rise. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration launched this year by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control...

2014-07-16 23:13:41

LumeWay, a developer and manufacturer of fatigue monitors, has begun production shipments of the EA430. Holden, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 LumeWay, a developer and manufacturer of fatigue monitors, has begun production shipments of the EA430. “Fatigue management is major safety issue with today’s transportation fleets,” says Jeffrey Summit, President at LumeWay. “This product will allow our customers to prevent accidents,” continues Summit. “Our team of engineers and safety...

2014-06-25 08:21:32

DMEautomotive survey reveals that less than one in four drivers do what experts recommend most: pull over and take a nap DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the summer road-trip season hitting high gear July 4(th,), and in the wake of a deadly crash, allegedly caused by drowsy-driving, that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan, DMEautomotive (DMEa) recently surveyed American drivers on the top ways they try to combat sleepiness on the road. The results are...

2014-06-10 12:29:32

Effects of Drowsiness Similar to Alcohol Consumption DARIEN, Ill., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A highway collision that left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition and killed his mentor is shedding light on the tragic consequences of drowsy driving, which causes more than 100,000 crashes and 1,550 deaths on American roads each year. The tragedy is a reminder that healthy sleep is essential for driver alertness and roadway safety. "Drowsy driving is a threat to personal health and...

Stroke, Cancer And Death More Likely In Those With Severe Sleep Apnea
2014-04-15 07:40:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has released a 20 year follow-up study of sleep apnea which reveals that moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is independently associated with an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death. The results of this study were published in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The findings showed that individuals with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four...

2014-03-11 04:21:14

ROCHESTER, Minn., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeling less alert today? Reaching for that extra cup of coffee to stay awake? Your health and sleep habits may be contributing to a lack of good quality sleep, which can lead to other health issues. On Friday, March 14, 2014, World Sleep Day will be celebrated all over the globe. This annual event is a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep. This year's theme is "Restful Sleep, Easy...

2014-03-04 13:09:08

People with sleep apnea appear to be at higher risk of pneumonia than people without, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Sleep apnea is characterized by disrupted sleep, caused when the upper airway becomes obstructed by soft tissue, cutting off oxygen. It has been linked to several types of heart disease and cognitive impairment. People with obstructive sleep apnea are at higher risk of aspiration while sleeping. To determine whether sleep...

2014-01-15 23:04:15

Given the proliferation of mobile devices and apps on the marketplace, it was only a matter of time before products were rolled out offering the ability to identify sleep apnea in the comfort of one’s own home. However, the experts at Sleep Apnea Surgicure want people to realize that not all of the many at-home sleep apnea devices are as both specific and sensitive for the accurate diagnosis of clinically significant obstructive sleep apnea as an in-lab, physician supervised sleep...

2013-12-18 23:20:40

Pursuit Enterprises LLC, a nanotechnology firm based in North Carolina, has unveiled a device that alerts individuals prior to them falling asleep while driving or working. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Federal lawmakers are proposing that trains nationwide be equipped with cameras aimed at tracks and engineers to avoid horrific accidents like the one recently killing four people in New York. While this strategy may monitor what occurs – or is about to – one company has...

Proper Sleep Is Critical To Healthy Lifestyle
2013-10-16 04:19:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to three new studies reported in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, It is critical that adults with a sleep illness seek medical attention and try to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The first study examined 2,240 adults to understand the link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and mortality in Asians. The study findings show that people with severe OSA had a 2.5 times...


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