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2014-05-09 23:00:30

People who want to improve their sleep during Better Sleep Month this May can now visit Dr. Michael Aiello, a sleep apnea dentist in Clinton Township, to find a cure for snoring and sleep apnea. By treating snoring and sleep apnea, Dr. Aiello helps his patients mitigate the risk of serious health problems associated with chronic fatigue and disruptions in nighttime breathing. Clinton Township, MI (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 In recognition of Better Sleep Month this May, Dr. Michael Aiello is...

2014-05-08 23:06:00

The worldwide sleep apnea device market has demonstrated moderate growth from $3.6 billion in 2011 to 4.2 billion in 2013, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said that undiagnosed cases and new devices will drive market growth. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The worldwide sleep apnea device market has demonstrated moderate growth from $3.6 billion in 2011 to 4.2 billion in 2013, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research...

2014-05-08 16:26:06

BOSTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PBM Capital proudly announces the availability of Truefit(TM) CPAP supplies and accessories nationwide through Walmart.com(TM). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140508/85851 Truefit(TM) has filters for more than 60 popular CPAP machines, replacement hoses & tubing, and a full line of accessories- like chinstraps, headgear, cleaning solutions, gel pads, and hose wraps- that can help improve the quality of your CPAP therapy. Bacteria and...

Why Do We Yawn? Study Claims To Have The 'Cool' Answer
2014-05-07 09:30:48

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online We commonly yawn when we are tired, before we go to sleep, when we first awake or when we're bored. The belief is that yawning increases oxygen to the brain, but previous studies have failed to link yawning and blood oxygen levels. Recently, researchers from the University of Vienna, Austria, the Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta have linked yawning with...

2014-05-07 08:31:53

New Model May Also Explain How Narcolepsy Develops in Humans MENLO PARK, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuroscientists at SRI International have found that a form of baclofen, a drug used to treat muscle spasticity, works better at treating narcolepsy than the best drug currently available when tested in mice. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140506/85139 According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), narcolepsy, a chronic...

2014-05-06 23:16:52

Natures Sleep is holding a photo contest calling for entries of photos illustrating why a person needs a good night of restful, sound sleep. The lucky winner will be the recipient of restful, sound sleep, as they will take home a brand new memory foam mattress from Natures Sleep. Davie, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Natures Sleep is holding a photo contest calling for entries of photos illustrating why a person needs a good night of restful, sound sleep. The lucky winner will be the recipient...

2014-05-06 23:09:24

Resource Center Offers Disorder Facts, Symptoms and Treatment Options Arlington, VA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) launched a new website today, http://www.sleepfoundation.org/shift-work, to help individuals suffering from Shift Work Disorder, a sleeping disorder that affects individuals whose jobs require work that falls outside of the traditional 9-5 day. The website is an educational and informational resource center, with content focused on both symptoms and...

2014-05-05 11:28:57

Study finds victims of bullying are at increased risk of experiencing sleep disturbances Many children who are bullied suffer in silence. The trauma can lead to anxiety, depression, psychotic episodes and even suicide. There may be a way to identify victims of bullying before they experience serious mental health problems, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Researchers...

2014-05-05 11:27:52

Supine sleeping, which reduces risk of sudden infant death syndrome, less common among preterm infants than babies born on time Since 1994, parents have been urged to put their babies to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). It appears many caregivers have not gotten the message, and health care providers have not done enough to educate families. Rates of supine sleeping (being placed on the back for sleep) are as low as 50 percent in some...

2014-05-05 11:24:57

Twenty-edight percent of Hispanic mothers share a bed with their babies; 22 percent of black mothers put infants to sleep on their stomachs Each year, 4,000 babies die unexpectedly during sleep time from sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation or unknown causes. To keep infants safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises caregivers to put babies to sleep on their backs and avoid sharing a bed, among other practices. Many families, however, are not following this...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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