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…

Academy of Sleep and Wellness to Participate in Healthy People 2030 Development

Co-sponsored by the American Public Health Association & US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). Every decade, the Healthy People initiative develops a new set of science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress … Read more…

Renowned biologist George Church and Narcolepsy

It didn’t happen during his appearances on Stephen Colbert’s show or his walk down the red carpet in April as one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2017. It has happened during meetings, seminars, and panel appearances from Beijing to Boston: Renowned biologist George Church nodded off. It’s no secret that he has narcolepsy, the condition … Read more…

Why Lack of Sleep Is Costing Us Billions of Dollars

Everyone wishes they could get more done in a day, but there are extenuating circumstances, personal weaknesses, and sometimes, random factors that get in the way of us achieving our highest levels of productivity. You might experience a bit of extra stress, give in to a few extra distractions and deal with a finnicky internet … Read more…

Long-Term Use of Quinine for Restless Legs Syndrome Linked with Increased Risk of Death

Long-term off-label use of quinine, still prescribed to individuals with muscle cramps despite Food and Drug Administration warnings of adverse events, is associated with an increased risk of death. This is according to a study published by JAMA. Laurence Fardet, MD, PhD, of the Universite Paris Est Creteil, France and colleagues used data from a … Read more…