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Recommendations Issued for Sleep Disturbance in Pediatric Autism

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 — In an American Academy of Neurology practice guideline, published online Feb. 12 in Neurology, recommendations are presented for addressing sleep disturbances in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Ashura Williams Buckley, M.D., from the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues reviewed pharmacological and nonpharmacological […]

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Innovative approach to lighting set to improve sleep quality

New Australian research by the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) reveals blue light may be even more important than previously thought. The work points to the amount of blue light at night having an extremely powerful effect on our internal clocks that control our sleep and alertness. The research is […]

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Sleep apnea treatment associated with lower health care costs

Treating patients with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is associated with reduced acute care visits and health care expenditures, according to a recent study. Every one-hour increase in PAP usage per night was associated with an 8% decrease in inpatient visits (rate ratio 0.92) and a 4% decrease […]

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The 10 biggest sleep myths you shouldn't believe

From avoiding cheese before bedtime to having a nightcap to help you nod off, there are plenty of myths about how to get a better night’s sleep – and a new poll reveals which ones are the most widely believed. With so many of us struggling to get to sleep thanks to stressful jobs, burning […]