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2014-03-19 23:32:15

Eduardo Benarroch, M.D. of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Has been awarded a research grant for his project "Mechanisms of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and Sleep Related Respiratory Dysfunction in MSA.” In January 2014, The MSA Coalition announced the funding of five MSA research grants for a total of $219,000. Richester, MN (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has awarded a $50,000 grant to Dr. Eduardo Benarroch of the Mayo Clinic Rochester for a new...

2014-03-19 23:28:41

David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance and Executive Director of the Dental Division in the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, announces first Diplomat in the Dental Division. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) and Executive Director of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) Dental Division, recently announced the new Diplomat status of Dr. Elliott Alpher who is also a founding member. Dr. Alpher...

Study Shows Extended Wakefulness Can Result In Neuronal Injury
2014-03-19 14:58:59

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Most people appreciate that not getting enough sleep impairs cognitive performance. For the chronically sleep-deprived such as shift workers, students, or truckers, a common strategy is simply to catch up on missed slumber on the weekends. According to common wisdom, catch up sleep repays one's "sleep debt," with no lasting effects. But a new Penn Medicine study shows disturbing evidence that chronic sleep loss may be more serious than...

2014-03-18 23:31:05

A website devoted to the well-known personal development guru Steve Pavlina has been given an update and expanded to cover additional topics. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Steve Pavlina is a controversial figure who can inspire a great range of emotions in those familiar with his work. This unofficial guide to the man and his teachings and theories aims to be an impartial resource for those interested in him and who would like to learn more about his methods and approach to life. The website...

2014-03-18 23:00:26

Dr. David Rosen recently launched a new website exclusively dedicated to sleep apnea dentistry in Lexington, MA. Lexington, MA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Dr. David Rosen recently launched a new website to educate patients about sleep apnea dentistry in Lexington, MA. Sleep Medicine of New England (http://www.sleepapneadentistma.com) features a wealth of information about sleep apnea and the treatment options sleep apnea dentist Dr. Rosen provides. Sleep apnea characterized by the disruption...

No Empathy Link Found In Study Of Contagious Yawning
2014-03-17 07:05:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been previously suggested that contagious yawning is a sign of empathy toward others, but a new study is finding little evidence to back up that theory. Researchers from the Duke Center for Human Genome Variation have found that contagious yawning may actually decrease as we age and is less strongly related to variables such as empathy, tiredness and energy levels. Their paper, which has been published in the March 14 issue...

2014-03-14 23:23:40

Changing your lifestyle to become a morning person has become easier with the help of Rise-N-Shine’s revolutionary pill, Wake Up On Time. Sparta, NJ (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The 7th Annual World Sleep Day takes place on March 14, where members of the World Association of Sleep Medicine and the World Sleep Day Committee come together and educate the world on the importance of getting enough sleep. An astonishing 21% of adults get less than six hours of sleep each night, making it hard from...

2014-03-14 12:28:19

Campaign for 2014 highlights sleep as a powerful engine for all our daily activities ANDOVER, Mass., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of World Sleep Day, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced its Sleep Powers initiative for 2014, aimed at encouraging increased awareness of and education around the benefits of sleep and the important role it plays in powering everything that we do. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140314/MM83575-INFO-a Photo -...

2014-03-14 08:27:13

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To coincide with today's World Sleep Day, ResMed (NYSE: RMD), an innovator and pioneer in developing solutions for treating sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions, highlights its pick for the top five research discoveries about sleep apnea from the past year. Together, they paint an alarming picture: sleep apnea is on the rise and linked to sudden cardiac death, slower recovery from heart attacks, cancer, and high blood...

2014-03-12 23:30:45

Local Company Provides Sleep Apnea Testing and Treatments Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Even as a natural rejuvenator of the human body and spirit, sleep is something that some people—especially those with busy schedules—usually do not give enough importance. But in some cases, not getting enough sleep might not be a voluntary decision. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that over 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems. Sleep apnea is one of the more...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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