Sleep Wake Cycle Disturbance May Be Predictor for Alzheimer Disease

Circadian Rest-Activity Pattern Changes in Aging and Preclinical Alzheimer Disease Erik S. Musiek, MD, PhD1,2; Meghana Bhimasani, BS1; Margaret A. Zangrilli1; et al John C. Morris, MD1,2; David M. Holtzman, MD1,2; Yo-El S. Ju, MD1 Author Affiliations JAMA Neurol. Published online January 29, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.4719 … Disturbances of the rest-activity rhythm are present in preclinical Alzheimer disease, even after accounting for effects of aging and sex, … Read more…

Sip and Sleep 2018

March 9, 2018 at Nassau Valley Vineyard Winery Lewes, DE A ​continuing ​education ​conference ​for ​health ​professionals ​to ​learn ​how ​sleep, ​sleep ​deprivation ​and ​circadian ​rhythms ​impact ​health ​and ​wellness. Click here for information

2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to a team that investigated the biology of daily sleep-wake rhythms

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm Summary Life on Earth is adapted to the rotation of our planet. For many years … Read more…

Academy of Sleep and Wellness Testimony at Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030

On September 7, Grace Denault provided live testimony to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 on behalf of The Academy of Sleep and Wellness.

This committee is integral in forming the framework and design of Healthy People 2030. In contrast to the Healthy People 2020 initiative, Healthy People 2030 has dropped all objectives and goals related to sleep health. The Academy of Sleep and Wellness is advocating for inclusion of sleep health goals in Healthy People 2030.

We encourage members of the public to submit comments to the committee supportive of keeping sleep health in Healthy People 2030 using this link:

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The following is a transcript of the testimony provided by Mrs. Denault:

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How to boost the U.S. economy: Delay school start times

The science is clear about teenagers’ need for sleep, but U.S. schools aren’t learning their lesson. Even though sleep experts are now urging middle schools an high schools to push back their start times to no earlier than 8:30 a.m., school districts are resistant partly because of higher costs from changing bus schedules and higher electricity expenses … Read more…