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

ASW at the 2017 Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat

The ACADEMY OF SLEEP AND WELLNESS recently participated in the 2017 Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat on the Genetics of Aging-Related Neurodegeneration at the Institute on Aging at the University of Pennsylvania. The presentation was The Relationship Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease. Presentation

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

Stressed-Out High Schoolers Advised To Try A Nap Pod

When 18-year-old Hannah Vanderkooy feels extremely tired or anxious, she heads to a spacelike capsule for a nap — during school. Like many teens struggling to get good grades and maybe even a college scholarship, Vanderkooy doesn’t get enough sleep. And she’s not alone. Various studies indicate that chronically sleepy and stressed-out teenagers might be … Read more

Nurses Love What They Do But Fatigue is Pervasive

A new Kronos Incorporated survey titled “Employee Engagement in Nursing” finds that 93% of US-based registered nurses (RNs) are satisfied in their career choice. Despite this, nurse fatigue is a substantial issue with 98% of nurses stating that the work of a nurse is both physically and mentally demanding. Of note, 44% say that their … Read more

Sleep Disturbances an Important Health Concern that Should Be Addressed in Primary Care

If left untreated, sleep disturbances are known to have various long-term health consequences. Severe insomnia, one of the more common sleep disturbances, increases the risk for heart disease, hypertension, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and diabetes. For this reason, it is essential that primary care physicians monitor and treats sleep disturbances in their patients. However, … Read more