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Sleepless Tech Users Sacrifice Sleep Health
Press Release Washington, DC (August 14, 2017) – The National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) latest Sleep Health Index® (SHI) finds significant associations between technology use in bed and sleep health.... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Helping Kids Sleep Well When Naps End
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Time to say goodbye to the afternoon siesta? Learn how to ease the transition so your child still gets enough sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Keep Tots Away from Tech for Better Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle It may seem like an easy form of entertainment and distraction, but tots and tech don’t mix well. For starters, research shows that heavy use of touchscreen devices is... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Why An All-Nighter Can Be Harmful To Your Health
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Skipping sleep for a night does more than make you tired. Learn how it can backfire i big ways for your weight, mood, and more. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Best Places to Nap
Sleep & Your Lifestyle No, napping isn’t a replacement for a night of quality sleep. But when your schedule is thrown off by travel or shift work, or you just can’t log enough hours during the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Right Way to Sleep with Lower Back Pain
Sleep & Your Lifestyle A few simple changes can help you sleep comfortably at night. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Control the Humidity in Your Bedroom
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Why too much—or too little—moisture in the air can wreak havoc on your sleep quality and what to do about it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Connection Between Hydration and Sleep
Sleep & Your LifestyleEven the slightest amount of dehydration can compromise the quality of your shut-eye. Learn why—and what you can do about it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Transform Your Bedroom into a Sleep Sanctuary
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Follow these easy tips to score better sleep without spending a lot of money. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Why Your Child Needs a Sleep Schedule Throughout the Summer
Children, Teens & Sleep Happy, healthy kids need consistent bedtimes and wake-up times—even when school’s out. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Beverages to Avoid to Sleep Soundly While Traveling
Sleep & Travel What you drink can impact your energy, even hours later. When a good night’s sleep is essential, skip these three snooze-stealing options. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Relieve Ear Pressure While Traveling for Better Sleep
Sleep & Travel Learn how to keep your ears happy so you can get the sleep that you need during air travel. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Sleep Well When Traveling to a New Time Zone
Sleep & Travel How to skip the jetlag (and the napping) so that you can get on with your vacation. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Importance of Sleep for Young Athletes Who Travel
Sleep & Travel Not only can a healthy sleep schedule boost performance during a game, but it could also protect kids from getting injured. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Why a Blanket Can Be Key to Getting Zzz's on the Road
Sleep & Travel Add a blanket to your luggage for better sleep—both while you're traveling and when you arrive at your destination. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Why You Can’t Skimp on Sleep When Road Tripping
Sleep & Travel Losing even a single hour of sleep could make your drive dangerously, so take the following precautions. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

These Mouth Exercises May Help Stop Snoring
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders They may look and feel funny, but throat-strengthening moves may ease snoring and sleep apnea and make for quieter nights.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

3 Signs You're Too Stressed to Sleep—and How to Unwind
Sleep Problems Here are clues from your body and mind that your stress-meter is running too high for you to snooze well.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Connection Between Yoga and Better Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle A regular yoga practice might be just what you need to fall asleep faster and stay asleep throughout the night.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Can Music Help You Calm Down and Sleep Better?
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Discover how a pair of headphones may be just the thing to prepare both your mind and body for dreamland. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Meditation Can Treat Insomnia
Insomnia Mindfulness exercises may help the brain calm down and give you a better night’s sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Why Electronics May Stimulate You Before Bed
The Science of Sleep Ever wondered why you shouldn’t use electronic devices before bedtime? Here’s the inside story.     Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Names New Leadership
Joseph M. Ojile, Chairman and Helene Emsellem, Vice Chairman Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Kicks Off Sleep Awareness Week 2017: Sleep Better. Feel Better.
Washington, D.C (April 24, 2017) — The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today announces Sleep Awareness Week© 2017, its annual event celebrating sleep health running through April 29. Advancing the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Spot Sleep Apnea Early
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Certain physical features and lifestyle habits can raise your chances of having this common sleep disorder.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Have Sleep Apnea? Why You Shouldn't Put Off the Dentist
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders This common sleep issue doesn’t just make you tired—it can also cause some unexpected problems with your teeth. But the earlier you catch the issues, the easier they... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Is Sleep Apnea Linked With Heart Disease?
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders If you suspect that you or your partner may have sleep apnea, here’s what you need to know about how the sleep disorder can affect heart health.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Continuing Medical Education Receives Highest Accreditation Recognition
Washington, D.C (April 17th, 2017) — The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the global voice of sleep health, has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What's the Connection Between Race and Sleep Disorders?
Minorities are at higher risk for sleep disorders—and the reason why is a lot more complicated than you might think. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Conquer Insomnia
Insomnia When sleeplessness breeds even more sleeplessness, it's time to get help. Here's how to reboot your approach to sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Link Between a Lack of Sleep and Type 2 Diabetes
Sleep & Disease If you’re routinely skimping on sleep, this habit can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. But there's a quick way to reverse this trend. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Can’t Sleep? These Allergens Might Be the Reason Why
Sleep Problems & Disorders Allergies don’t just affect you during the day—they can also make it tough for you to sleep at night. Learn about the top four household allergens and how to get rid of... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Medications May Affect Sleep
The Science of Sleep People tend to blame insomnia on stress or a snoring partner, but it’s possible that medications may be the root of the problem. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How a Dental Device May Help Your Sleep Problem
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders If snoring, bruxism, or sleep apnea is keeping you up at night, talk to your doctor about whether a dental device could be right for you. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Connection Between Sleep and Overeating
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Being shortchanged on sleep won’t just make you cranky—it could also rev up your appetite and even increase the risk of obesity. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Reason Daylight Savings Time Can Give You Jet Lag
The Science of Sleep Feeling groggy after springing forward? Find out why that happens and what to do about it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Why Soda Impacts Your Zzz's
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Find out how your soda habit could be keeping you up at night—and how to remedy the problem. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Blue Light Affects Kids & Sleep
Children, Teens & Sleep These tips can help you tear your children away from their smartphones, tablets, laptops, and TV sets before bed, so they'll have an easier time nodding off. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What is Good Quality Sleep?
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has recently released an expert report on the key indicators of good sleep quality. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Children's Stress & Sleep
Children, Teens & Sleep These strategies can nix a child’s anxiety and encourage sounder sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Use Oral Appliance Therapy to Treat Sleep Apnea
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Every case of sleep apnea is different, which is why treatments aren’t one-size-fits-all. Here’s an alternative to a CPAP machine that might work for you. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Training Your Child? 5 Things to Remember
Children, Teens & Sleep The sleep training process is different for every baby, here are some key points that all parents should keep in mind. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Can Kids Get Sleep Apnea?
Children, Teens & Sleep Kids can get sleep apnea, a serious health issue, but there are ways to treat it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Moms Can Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder
Sleep Problems This step-by-step advice can help a person beat winter depression. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Foods for a Good Night's Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Preparing for a good night’s sleep starts at mealtime. Certain foods, such as the ones listed below, can have a calming effect on both the brain and body. And if you're not... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Best Time of Day to Exercise for Quality Zzz's
Sleep & Your Lifestyle It turns out that the link between exercise and sleep is more complex than you may realize. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Teeth Grinding
Sleep Disorders A tight, sore jaw is a sign of bruxism (teeth grinding)—and it could be related to a serious sleep disorder. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What is Good Quality Sleep?
Press Release The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recently released the key indicators of good sleep quality, as established by a panel of experts. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Learn to Leave Stress Behind at Bedtime
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Relieve stress before you climb under the covers and set yourself up for a good night’s sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Food and Drink That Promote a Good Night's Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Try these bedtime snacks for sounder sleep all night long. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Best Exercises for Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Grab your sneakers and get moving! These workouts have all been shown to improve shuteye. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Give Your Guests a Good Night’s Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle It’s not always easy to fall asleep when you're away from home, but small tweaks to the guestroom can help send your visitors to dreamland. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Better When Switching Time Zones
Sleep & Travel Prepare yourself for a good night’s sleep when you’re traveling across time zones—so you can feel your best at your destination. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

5 Ways to Ease Holiday Anxiety Before Bed
Sleep & Disease Tame holiday stress with these techniques and you’ll set yourself up for a good night’s sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Sleep When You’re Off Your Normal Routine
Sleep Tools & TipsSleep HealthSleep TopicsSleep & Travel The hectic holiday season can steal your sleep and leave you feeling tired and cranky, but these tips will score you more shuteye. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Alcohol Affects the Quality—And Quantity—Of Sleep
Sleep Tools & TipsSleep HealthSleep TopicsSleep & Travel Learn what that nightcap really does to your night of sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Holiday Shift Work: How to Get the Sleep That You Need
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Solve your holiday shift work problems with these three smart sleep solutions. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Get Better Sleep After Military Service Ends
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Returning home from service is exciting for soldiers—but it’s also a time when troubling sleep issues may continue or arise. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Do Soldiers Get Enough Sleep?
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Experts recommended that we get seven to nine hours of sleep a night—but do the U.S. military troops hit that mark? Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Trauma Can Affect Your Dreams
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Stressful experiences can turn into terrifying nightmares that force you to relive your darkest moments. But there are simple strategies that will help you cope. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Drowsy Driving vs. Drunk Driving: How Similar Are They?
Sleep & Travel Everyone knows that getting behind the wheel after drinking is a bad idea, but driving when drowsy can be just as deadly. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Lack of Sleep Impacts Cognitive Performance and Focus
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Learn how good sleep helps us to think clearly, remember information, and make decisions! Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Does Anxiety Affect Sleep?
Sleep Disorders Anxiety and sleep troubles often go hand in hand, but you can kiss nighttime stress goodbye with these quick tricks. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Connection Between PTSD and Sleep Apnea
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Posttraumatic stress disorder can impact sleep in a negative way. Here’s what veterans and their families need to know. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Latest Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Are you looking for ways to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Here's a recap of the available therapies, including the latest arrivals! Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Millions Fall Asleep Behind the Wheel According to National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health Index®
Press Release Millions Fall Asleep Behind the Wheel According to National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health Index® Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What is Circadian Rhythm?
The Science of Sleep It turns out, there’s a biological reason that you cycle between feeling alert and feeling drowsy. Are you paying attention to those internal cues from your body? Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Expert Consensus Panel Concludes that Missing a Night of Sleep Renders Drivers Unfit to Operate a Motor Vehicle
National Sleep Foundation Expert Consensus Panel Concludes that Missing a Night of Sleep Renders Drivers Unfit to Operate a Motor Vehicle Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

50 Teams of Middle School Students Named National Finalists in Inaugural Year of the Bright Schools Competition
Student STEM Projects Demonstrate Understanding of the Effects of Light and Sleep on Student Health and Performance Washington, D.C. (April 11, 2016) — Fifty teams of middle schools students have... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Duration Recommendation Endorsements
White Papers Sleep is one of the many benchmarks throughout the lifespan that we measure ourselves, and loved ones, against. “How much sleep do we really need?” is a natural and relevant question,... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Health Journal Wins PROSE Award for Best New Journal
Washington, D.C. (March 2, 2016) —The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is proud to announce that Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation is the 2016 winner of the Association of... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Kicks Off Sleep Awareness Week© 2016 with #7Days4BetterSleep
Washington, D.C. (March 1, 2016) —The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) will launch Sleep Awareness Week© 2016, the annual event celebrating sleep health running March 6th through March 13th. Sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Adds New Pediatric Model to its Sleep Disordered Breathing Anatomical Models™
Washington, D.C. — The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announces the addition of the new Pediatric Model to its Sleep Disordered Breathing Anatomical Models™. The model was designed by Stephen... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Tools
Sleep Tools Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

NSF Official Sleep Diary
Sleep Tools Utilize the National Sleep Foundation Sleep Diary to help you track your sleep, allowing you to see habits and trends that are helping you sleep or that can be improved. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What's Your Sleep IQ?
Sleep Tools Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

NSF Official Sleepiness Test
Sleep Tools Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Expert Panel Concludes that Two Hours of Sleep Is Not Enough for Drivers
WASHINGTON, DC, (November 6, 2015)-The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with scientists from multiple disciplines, today announced a consensus on the threshold for when motorists are definitely... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Launches #Awake2Drive Campaign to Kick Off Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 2015
Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:         nsfmedia@sleepfoundation.org Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The National Sleep Foundation and Merck Urge Insomnia Sufferers to Prioritize Sleep and Move Beyond Tired
Press Release The National Sleep Foundation and Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the launch of a new educational program that highlights personal... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Technology Owners Report Improved Sleep, Better Overall Health According to New Research From National Sleep Foundation and CEA
Joint CEA, NSF Consumer Research Study Identifies Opportunities, Challenges for Burgeoning Sleep Technology Market  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Reveals Speaker Line-up For Inaugural Sleep Technology Summit & Expo
Dr. David White of Philips Respironics, Philippe Kahn of Fullpower Technologies and Dr. Michael Breus “The Sleep Doctor” will Headline the Sleep Technology Summit Oct 6-7 in Santa Clara, CA Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Health & Safety 2015 Conference to Discuss New Automobile Technology and How it Can Prevent Drowsy Driving
  Sleep, Technology, Transportation & Policy Experts to Convene in Washington, DC, November 6   Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Creates New Council to Support Fast-Growing Sleep Technology Sector
NSF’s Sleep Technology Council Will Host First-Ever Sleep Technology Summit & Expo Oct 6-7 in Santa Clara, CA Arlington, Va., July 20, 2015 – The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today announced... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation and NSTA Launch Innovative Science Competition for Students
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have joined together to inspire student achievement in science through a new initiative, the Bright Schools... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Light, Sleep & School-Aged Children: A Complex Relationship
It is particularly important that children and teenagers get the sleep they need to feel alert and productive during the school day, as well as for their overall health. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2015 Sleep and Pain
Sleep Polls & Data The 2015 Sleep in America™ poll finds that pain joins two related concerns – stress and poor health – as key correlates of shorter sleep durations and worse sleep quality. But... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2015 Sleep in America™ Poll Finds Pain a Significant Challenge When It Comes to Americans’ Sleep
A new poll by the National Sleep Foundation finds that pain is a key factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they’re getting – an average 42 minute sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Recommends New Sleep Times
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

CEA & NSF Wearable Sleep Monitors Working Group
OverviewSleep technology has incredible potential to improve consumers’ sleep and their health, but in many cases current sleep trackers have not met consumer expectations. It is possible for... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Health Index 2014 - Highlights
The 2014 Sleep Health Index™   is the inaugural edition of a population-level poll to track our nation’s changing sleep habits, problems, behaviors and beliefs. Over time, the National Sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Lack of Sleep is Affecting Americans, Finds the National Sleep Foundation
Lack of Sleep is Affecting Americans, Finds the National Sleep Foundation Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Brings Awareness to Dangers of Falling Asleep at the Wheel
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today announced that its annual Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is November 2-9. NSF encourages all drivers to take a pledge against drowsy driving and urges state... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Relaxation Exercises for Falling Asleep
If you have trouble falling asleep, relaxation techniques can help you quiet your mind and calm your body. Try one of these simple exercises when you’re in bed. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Organizational and Workplace Changes that Can Help Shift Workers
Improving work conditions is important for a shift worker’s health and well-being, but it’s also key to safety and productivity on the job. Making improvements in the workplace is in the shared... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Manage Shift Work and Your Social Life
Working a shift schedule often means you’re out of sync with the normal, daily life activities of your family and friends.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips To Help Manage Your Shift Work Schedule
If you have control over your work schedule, here are factors to keep in mind to make the adjustment easier. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips for Healthy Eating and Exercising When Working Shifts
When you’re working a shift schedule, your eating and exercisehabits can suffer.  People who work shifts sometimes skip meals, eat irregul Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What is Healthy Sleep?
You know that sleep is vital to your physical and mental health. But, how can you tell whether you’re truly sleeping well? Especially if you work shifts, your sleep probably does not look exactly... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Shift Work & You
Shift workers often find it challenging to balance sleep and activities with their varying shifts. Shift workers often find there is not enough time between each shift to sleep and spend time with... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Medication Safety & Shift Work Disorder
If your doctor has prescribed medications for your shift work disorder to help you stay alert on the job (a wakefulness-promoting medication) or sleep when you’re off duty (a sleep aid), it’s... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What to Ask Your Doctor About Shift Work Disorder
When you talk to a doctor about sleep symptoms that may be caused by your shift schedule, these are some of the things your doctor may ask you about.    Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tests and Assessments for Shift Work Disorder
If you believe that you are suffering from shift work disorder, it’s important that you schedule a visit with your primary care physician or a sleep specialist. He or she will review your health... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Non-Medical Treatments for Shift Work Disorder
In addition to behavioral changes and good sleep habits, there are some non-medical options for improving symptoms of Shift Work Disorder. One of these options may help regulate your sleep or improve... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Medical Treatments for Shift Work Disorder
Non-medical options, like following good sleep hygiene, making adjustments to your schedule and sleep environment, and practicing relaxation techniques are usually the first step in treating shift... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Shift Work Disorder or Insomnia?
People with shift work disorder can have trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep for as long as their bodies require. They often wake up after just a few hours, or at least before sleeping a full... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Shift Work Disorder Diagnosis & Treatment
It’s important for your health to get treated if you are suffering from shift work disorder. If you’re wondering whether you have shift work disorder, take a look through the following statements... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Facts about Shift Work Disorder
Some facts about shift-work disorder and its effects. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Living & Coping With Shift Work Disorder
Shift work disorder can affect your health, as well as your performance and safety on the job.   Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Shift Work Disorder – Symptoms
Most people who work shifts will experience some difficulty with these symptoms—for example waking up after fewer than 7-9 hours of sleep or feeling drowsy while on the job.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What is Shift Work Disorder?
Shift work disorder is a chronic condition that is directly related to a person’s work schedule. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Shift Work and Lark / Night Owl Tendencies
Even though most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour day, exactly when our bodies naturally tend to fall asleep and wake up each day can vary. Scientists believe that people have inherent... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Shift Work Affects the Circadian System
When you understand how the body’s circadian systems work, it’s easy to see how keeping an irregular schedule will affect this internal timekeeper. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep and the Circadian System
The circadian system keeps us in sync with the 24-hour day. Our body’s internal clock sends signals to many different parts in the body, affecting things like digestion, the release of certain... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What is Shift Work?
Shift work is work that takes place on a schedule outside the traditional 9 am – 5 pm day. It can involve evening or night shifts, early morning shifts, and rotating shifts. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Non-24-hour Sleep Wake Disorder Support & Resources
Most physicians and Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) patients are unfamiliar with the circadian rhythm disorder because large-scale studies of both sighted and totally blind patients have yet... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Non-24-hour Associations with Depression
What treatment and care options are available for Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder? Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips for Coping with Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder
The following tips can help you to better cope with Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24), a circadian rhythm disorder. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Maintaining a Social/Work Life
One of the most difficult aspects of Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) is trying to maintain employment and some semblance of a normal social life.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips for Managing Non-24 Related Fatigue
Fatigue is a constant battle for people with Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24). But, there are some things you can do to help fight fatigue.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Non-24-hour Sleep Wake Disorder Living with & Managing
How will my life change with Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder? Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips for Talking to Your Doctor About Non 24-Hour
If you think you have Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24)and are meeting with your doctor, it’s best to go prepared. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tasimelteon Approved for Treatment of Non-24 Sleep Wake Disorder
In 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the medication tasimelteon (found under the brand name Hetlioz) for the treatment of Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) in blind... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Non-24-hour Sleep Wake Disorder Treatment & Care
Treatments for Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) are aimed at resynchronizing the patient's internal body clock to the 24-hour day-night cycle. While appropriately timed light exposure that... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Symptoms & Diagnosis
Currently, Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) is known to share symptoms that are similar to those found in other sleep disorders. Sleep patterns from previously recorded cases may give insight... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Non-24-hour Sleep Wake Disorder Facts & Prevalence
Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) is a disorder that affects the normal 24-hour synchronization of circadian rhythms. One subtype designation according to the International Classification of... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Non-24 in Sighted vs. Blind People
Although the majority of people with Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) are blind, it also occurs in a small number of sighted individuals. As many as half to three-quarters of totally blind... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleeptionary - Definitions of Common Sleep Terms
The National Sleep Foundation's "Sleeptionary" is an evolving list of common sleep terms and their definitions.  Arousals Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Announces First Editor of Sleep Health Journal
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the global voice for sleep health and safety, today announced the appointment of its first editor-in-chief for its new professional journal, Sleep Health. Lauren... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Introduces Model Legislation to Advance Drowsy Driving Prevention
Today the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announced a legislative initiative to tackle the crisis of drowsy driving in America. NSF has developed model legislation, the Drowsy Driving Reduction Act... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Statement: Adolescent Sleep Time Evaluation
On August 25, 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement on school start times and insufficient sleep among American adolescents. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF)... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2014 Sleep Health & Safety Conference to Convene Leaders in Sleep Health, Safety & Fatigue Management
The National Sleep Foundation presents the #1 platform for sleep health and safety best practices, November 7, 2014. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2013 International Bedroom Poll First to Explore Sleep Differences among Six Countries
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) released its first international poll today, the 2013 International Bedroom Poll, comparing sleep times, attitudes, habits and bedtime routines of those in the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Non-24-hour Sleep Wake Disorder Associations with Depression
Coping with Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) by forcing one's self to keep a sleep schedule that matches the 24-hour day-night norm can lead to sleep deficits with symptoms that may mimic... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips for Coping with Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder
The following tips can help you to better cope with Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24), a circadian rhythm disorder: Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips for Managing Non-24 Related Fatigue
Fatigue is a constant battle for people with Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24). But, there are some things you can do to help fight fatigue. Here are some general tips for managing... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips for Non-24 Sufferers: Maintaining a Social/Work Life
One of the most difficult aspects of Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) is trying to maintain employment and some semblance of a normal social life. Here are some strategies that can help you... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips for Talking to Your Doctor About Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder
If you think you have Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) and are meeting with your doctor, it’s best to go prepared. Here are some tips to get the conversation started: Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tasimelteon Approved for Treatment of Non-24 Sleep Wake Disorder
Non-24 Medication Update In 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the medication tasimelteon (found under the brand name Hetlioz) for the treatment of Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Non-24 in Sighted vs. Blind People
Although the majority of people with Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) are blind, it also occurs in a small number of sighted individuals. As many as half to three-quarters of totally blind... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Position Statement: Insomnia Treatment
The following statements reflect the National Sleep Foundation’s position on treatment of insomnia. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Statement on FDA Approval of Suvorexant
National Sleep Foundation Statement on FDA Approval of Suvorexant. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Should I Take a Sleep Aid? (And How to Use Them Safely)
Many people find sleep aids helpful for insomnia. Your doctor may recommend that you take a sleep aid to help you fall asleep, sleep longer during the night, wake up less frequently, or improve the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Insomnia & Older Adults
Older adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night. It's a misconception that as we get older, our sleep needs decline. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Insomnia & Women
Women are more likely than men to experience insomnia. A 2005 National Sleep Foundation poll found that 57% of women and 51% of men said they experienced a symptom of insomnia at least a few nights... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Parenthood & Sleep Deprivation
Insomnia can be particularly hard on parents, because taking care of kids while managing work and other tasks requires so much energy. Some parents are more likely than others to have insomnia—for... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Relaxation Exercise
This is a sample exercise to help you relax and sleep. Read through this script a few times to get the idea, or you can record your voice (or someone else's voice that you find soothing) reciting... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Light Therapy for Insomnia Sufferers
In some cases, light therapy can be helpful for people with insomnia. If you are working with your primary care doctor or a sleep specialist for insomnia, you can ask if this is an appropriate... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Should I Nap?
If you can't sleep and you feel tired, unproductive, or fatigued during the day, there are healthy ways to cope. The trick is to use these methods to help you feel alert and get the most out of your... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What to do When You Can't Sleep
People with insomnia tend to have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep throughout the night, or they wake up too early in the morning. There are ways to help with each of these patterns: Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Tips for Insomnia Sufferers
If you have insomnia, healthy sleep habits can make a big difference. These general guidelines are recommended for everyone, but they are especially important for people who can't fall asleep or stay... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sample Sleep Log
Sleep Tools & Tips A sleep log is a way to track your sleep and gather details about your insomnia symptoms. If you work with a sleep specialist or are a patient in a sleep disorder clinic, your... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What are the Facts About Insomnia?
Sleep Problems & Disorders Insomnia is a common sleep problem for adults. The National Institutes of Health estimates that roughly 30 percent of the general population complains of sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What are Different Types of Insomnia?
Insomnia Did you know there are multiple ways to describe insomnia. Understand the differences of each type. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Relationship Between Sleep and Industrial Accidents
Sleepiness can make you less effective at work. But unfortunately, it can also make you very unsafe. Sleepiness clouds your thinking and causes you to make more errors, react slower, and use poorer... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Stay Awake on the Road: Tips to Combat Drowsy Driving
Many of us think we can keep our minds alert, even when we're feeling the tug of sleepiness on our brain and bodies. But the truth is that sleep is a powerful biological drive—one that can overtake... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Problem with Drowsy Driving
When you get behind the wheel of a car without proper sleep, you put yourself and everyone else on the road at risk. In fact, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that people who sleep 6-7... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

A Good Night's Sleep Helps With Job Performance
If you're nodding off during meetings, yawning at your desk, or your thoughts are foggy throughout the day, it won't surprise you to hear that sleepiness can drastically affect your work performance.... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Teens, School and Sleep: A Complex Relationship
If you have a teenager (or remember your high school sleep habits) you know that staying up late, struggling to rise with the alarm clock, and dozing until noon on the weekends come with the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Improve Your Child's School Performance with a Good Night's Sleep
If your child is having trouble in school, it may be time to look at your family's sleep habits. To thrive academically, kids of all ages—preschool through college—need to have energy, the ability to... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Improve Your Memory with a Good Night's Sleep
We all think best when we're well rested. A clear, alert brain allows us to focus, learn and remember information, and to be creative. On the other hand, when we're sleepy, we make more mistakes and... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Lack of Sleep Increases Your Risk of Some Cancers
There is some evidence of a link between insufficient sleep and the risk of cancer. In particular, people with circadian rhythm disorders—in which the body's biological clock is disrupted because of... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

A Good Night's Sleep Can Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight
We all know that eating right and exercising are important to maintaining a healthy body weight. But years of research have also revealed a strong connection between inadequate sleep and being... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Complex Relationship Between Sleep, Depression & Anxiety
Excessive sleepiness not only affects your physical health, it has a big impact on your mental health as well. When you don't get the 7-9 hours of quality sleep you need, it can heavily influence... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Longer to Lower Blood Glucose Levels
Doctors and scientists have known for decades that insufficient sleep affects the body's hormone levels and ability to regulate and metabolize glucose. That means if you're excessively sleepy, you... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Heart
Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. People who don't sleep enough are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease—regardless of age, weight, smoking and exercise habits. One study that examined... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Much Sleep Do Babies and Kids Need?
Babies, children, and teens need significantly more sleep than adults to support their rapid mental and physical development. Most parents know that growing kids need good sleep, but many don't know... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleepiness and New Parenthood: Tips to Improve Your Nighttime Routine
Raising little kids is exciting and fun, but it's also incredibly challenging—especially when it comes to sleep. The first year of new parenthood tends to be the sleepiest, as a new baby develops the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Does a Sleep Study Work?
If your doctor suggests you undergo a sleep study, or polysomnography, you may be wondering what is involved in this test and what to expect. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Habits: How You Might Be Unintentionally Sabotaging Your Sleep
If you're experiencing excessive sleepiness, poor sleep habits are often the cause. It's important to review your routines, schedules, and the environment you're sleeping in so you can spot potential... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Medical and Brain Conditions that Cause Excessive Sleepiness
The most common causes of excessive sleepiness are insufficient sleep, changes to sleep schedule, and sleep disorders like sleep apnea. But if you experience sleepiness on a regular basis, it's... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleepiness, Medication & Drugs: Why Your OTC Medications and Prescription Drugs Might Make You Tired
Sleepiness is one of the most commonly reported side effects of medications and drugs, and it's an important one to note and discuss with your doctor. Excessive sleepiness can be caused by the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Why Are Women Sleepier Than Men? What's Up With Sleepiness in Women
Women are more likely to suffer sleep problems like insomnia and to experience excessive sleepiness. In one large study of adult women, roughly 20 percent reported having excessive sleepiness,... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What You Need to Know About Excessive Sleepiness and Shift Work
It's estimated that 15 percent of the U.S. work force are shift workers—such as nurses, doctors and other medical professionals, drivers, and police officers—who do not keep a regular 9 to 5... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Why Do We Need Sleep?
We tend to think of sleep as a time when the mind and body shut down. But this is not the case; sleep is an active period in which a lot of important processing, restoration, and strengthening... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Seven Things You Need to Know About Excessive Sleepiness
Excessive sleepiness is widespread. Roughly 20 percent of people feel excessively sleepy on a regular basis—enough to interfere with work, school, hobbies, or relationships.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Six Tips to Design the Ideal Bedroom for Sleep
Sleep News Take the time to design a sleep-friendly bedroom environment so that you can wake up each morning feeling refreshed. The National Sleep Foundation has compiled six easy-to-accomplish and... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

CEA and National Sleep Foundation to Collaborate on Next Generation Sleep Technology Standards
Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announced they are working together to explore technology standards that will aid the development of... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Unveils Journal of the National Sleep Foundation: Sleep Health
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the global voice for sleep health and safety, today announced its new official Journal of the National Sleep Foundation: Sleep Health. The Journal will be... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Comprehensive Patient Education Website Launched for Shift Work Disorder
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) launched a new website today, www.sleepfoundation.org/shift-work, to help individuals suffering from Shift Work Disorder, a sleeping disorder that affects... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Experts Panel
Paul P. Doghramji, MD Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Men, Women, and Sleep
Sleep TopicsWomen's Sleep Topics If you’re tossing and turning at night, you’re not alone. Women report more insomnia and sleep disturbances than men. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

6 Sleep Problems That Occur During Your Period (And What To Do To Make Them Go Away)
Just before and during your period, it’s likely to feel more difficult to get the sleep you need. This can mean everything from daytime sleepiness to poor memory to greater sensitivity to pain. We’ve... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Do I have Shift Work Disorder?
Sleep Tools & Tips It’s important for your health to get treated if you are suffering from shift work disorder. If you’re wondering whether you have shift work disorder, take a look through the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Four Things You Need To Know About Shift Work
Shift work is work that takes place on a schedule outside the traditional 9 am – 5 pm day. It can involve evening or night shifts, early morning shifts, and rotating shifts. Many industries rely... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Organizational and Workplace Changes that Can Help Shift Workers
Sleep News Improving work conditions is important for a shift worker’s health and well-being, but it’s also key to safety and productivity on the job. Making improvements in the workplace is in the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Medication Safety & Shift Work Disorder
Sleep News If your doctor has prescribed medications for your shift work disorder to help you stay alert on the job (a wakefulness-promoting medication) or sleep when you’re off duty (a sleep aid),... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips from Shift Workers
Shift workers often find it challenging to balance sleep and activities with their varying shifts. Shift workers often find there is not enough time between each shift to sleep and spend time with... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Relaxation Exercises for Falling Asleep
Sleep Tips If you have trouble falling asleep, relaxation techniques can help you quiet your mind and calm your body. Try one of these simple exercises when you’re in bed. Breathing exercise Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Manage Shift Work and Your Social Life
Sleep Tips Working a shift schedule often means you’re out of sync with the normal, daily life activities of your family and friends. As a result you may be experiencing one or more these issues:  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips To Help Manage Your Shift Work Schedule
Sleep Tips If you have control over your work schedule, here are factors to keep in mind to make the adjustment easier. Night shifts Try to keep the same sleep and wake times each day, even on your... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips for Sleeping During the Day
Sleep TipsAdjusting some of your behaviors and elements in your bedroom will help you sleep better. Wear dark glasses. Light has an alerting effect, and it influences your internal clock. Begin to... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips for Staying Awake on the Job
Sleep Tips Here are five easy ways to keep yourself alert and productive during your shift:  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips to Help Shift Workers Nap More Effectively
Sleep Tips Napping can help you feel alert and help make up for lost sleep. It’s important to nap strategically (when to nap and how long to nap) because not doing so can actually compound your sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips for Healthy Eating and Exercising When Working Shifts
Sleep Tips When you’re working a shift schedule, your eating and exercise habits can suffer.  People who work shifts sometimes skip meals, eat irregularly, eat unhealthy food, and may find it hard to... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What to Ask Your Doctor About Shift Work Disorder
Sleep Tips When you talk to a doctor about sleep symptoms that may be caused by your shift schedule, your doctor may ask you about: Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tests and Assessments for Shift Work Disorder
Sleep News If you believe that you are suffering from shift work disorder, it’s important that you schedule a visit with your primary care physician or a sleep specialist. He or she will review your... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Shift Work Disorder or Insomnia?
Sleep News People with shift work disorder can have trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep for as long as their bodies require. They often wake up after just a few hours, or at least before... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Relaxation Exercises for Falling Asleep
Sleep Tips If you have trouble falling asleep, relaxation techniques can help you quiet your mind and calm your body. Try one of these simple exercises when you’re in bed. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What is Healthy Sleep?
Sleep News You know that sleep is vital to your physical and mental health. But, how can you tell whether you’re truly sleeping well? Especially if you work shifts, your sleep probably does not look... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Shift Work and Lark / Night Owl Tendencies
Sleep News Even though most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour day, exactly when our bodies naturally tend to fall asleep and wake up each day can vary. Scientists believe that people have... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Shift Work Affects the Circadian System
Sleep News When you understand how the body’s circadian systems work, it’s easy to see how keeping an irregular schedule will affect this internal timekeeper.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep and the Circadian System
Sleep News The circadian system keeps us in sync with the 24-hour day. Our body’s internal clock sends signals to many different parts in the body, affecting things like digestion, the release of... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Bedroom Environment
Sleep Tips Your bedroom is your sanctuary from the stresses of the day. Use your senses to create the best environment for sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2014 Sleep in the Modern Family
Sleep Polls & Data The 2014 Sleep in America™ poll finds that parents greatly value sleep both for their own health and well being but also for that that of their children. Parents can make a... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation 2014 Sleep In America Poll Finds Children Sleep Better When Parents Establish Rules, Limit Technology and Set a Good Example
Although sleep problems persist among many American children, parents can make a difference by setting boundaries around electronics use, enforcing rules and setting a good example. These are the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Electronics in the Bedroom: Why it’s Necessary to Turn off Before You Tuck in
Experts Helene Emsellem, MD and Taylor Bos, BA, give us a review of what the latest literature says around electronics and the impact on sleep, highlighting how the use of electronic devices in the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What Happens When My Child or Teen Doesn’t Get Enough Sleep?
Ask The Expert We asked experts H.E. Montgomery-Downs, PhD, West Virginia University and O.M. Buxton, PhD, Harvard; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Penn State University, to weigh in on just why it’s... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Three Things You Need to Know About Your Child’s Sleep Environment
Ask The Expert We asked Jim Spilsbury, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, to weigh in on what recent literature says about noise, light and temperature, the sleep environment and its effect on... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Pain & Sleep: Further Education
Sleep Disorders Patient Education Refer to these resources from the National Sleep Foundation to help improve your sleep and manage your pain. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Healthy Sleep Tips For Women
Did you know that men and women have different sleep experiences? On the whole, women report more sleep disturbances than men. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Patients Believe Physicians Need More Education About RLS, New Survey Finds
The Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation and XenoPort, Inc. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

5 Facts About Sleep and Exercise
It's a common fact that how well we sleep affects our overall health and wellbeing. But just how much can one area of our lives affect our sleep? The 2013 National Sleep Foundation Sleep In America... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Orexins: An Expert Q&A
Ask The Expert Learn more about orexin receptor antagonists, a new class of sleep aids, in this expert Q&A from Emmanuel Mignot, MD, and Jerrold Kram, MD. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Perfecting Your Child's Bedtime Routine
A humorous look at parenting and bedtime routines from author Heather Turgeon. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Take A Peek Inside Your Bedroom
Learn the science of sleep in the bedroom and let it help you design, rearrange, and make additions to your room that will give you the best possible night’s sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Can My Child Get More Sleep?
Sleep NewsAsk The Expert Our expert, Dr. Jodi Mindell, tells us how your children can get more sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Launches New Sleep Disordered Breathing Anatomical Model™
The National Sleep Foundation offers a new 3-D product helps primary care physicians and sleep specialists educate their patients easily and effectively about sleep disordered breathing and sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Delayed Phase Sleep Disorder
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What Are Orexins?
Orexin Receptor Antagonists: A new class of sleeping pill Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation 2013 International Bedroom Poll First to Explore Sleep Differences among Six Countries
The 2013 International Bedroom Poll, compares sleep times, attitudes, habits and bedtime routines of those in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan between the ages... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2013 International Bedroom Poll
Sleep In America Polls The National Sleep Foundation's 2013 International Bedroom Poll is the first international public opinion poll to explore sleep differences among six countries: the United... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation and Krames StayWell Team Up to Educate Patients on the Importance of Sleep
Press Release The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the global voice for sleep health, today announced a new partnership with Krames StayWell. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Frequently Asked Questions about Insomnia and Sleep Aids
What should patients try before taking a sleep aid? 1. If, as in many cases, the insomnia is of recent onset and associated with stressful life experiences, it will likely resolve as the stress... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Compare Different Sleep Aids
Sleep aids fall into the following categories Benzodiazepines are sedating because they enhance the action of GABA, a neurotransmitter that slows activity in the brain. Examples of benzodiazepines... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Orexin receptor antagonists: A new class of sleeping pill
Sleep aids that target orexin action are known as “orexin receptor antagonists,” which means that they block the signaling of the chemical orexin in the brain. Since this chemical plays a role in... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Ask the Expert: David White, chief scientific officer of Apnicure
The quest for more comfortable and effective sleep apnea treatments is ongoing. We spoke to Dr. David White—widely regarded as one of the most influential sleep apnea treatment experts in the world... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What's New in the World of Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Ask The ExpertThe quest for more comfortable and effective sleep apnea treatments is ongoing. We spoke to Dr. David White—widely regarded as one of the most influential sleep apnea treatment experts... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Names New Leadership
Christopher L. Drake, Chair and Charles A. Czeisler, Vice Chair Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Poor Sleep Linked to PTSD after Heart Attack
Clinicians have long speculated that poor sleep may be a mechanism involved in the higher risk of further cardiac events or death among those with post-traumatic stress disorder following a heart... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Studies Link Fatigue and Sleep to Major League Baseball (MLB) Performance and Career Longevity
Two new studies show that fatigue may impair strike-zone judgment during the 162 game Major League Baseball season, and a MLB player’s sleepiness can predict his longevity in the league. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

ATS Publishes Clinical Practice Guidelines on Sleep Apnea and Driving
The American Thoracic Society has released new clinical practice guidelines on sleep apnea, sleepiness, and driving risk on non-commercial drivers. The new guidelines, which are an update of a 1994... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Surgery on Adenoid, Tonsils Improves Outcomes in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Surgical removal of adenoids and tonsils, or adenotonsillectomy (AT), has been shown to help children with sleep apnea. Children who had these surgeries have experienced improvements in behavior,... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorders
Sleep Problems & Disorders Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Study Shows the Value of Sleep Specialists in Promoting CPAP Adherence
A new study reports that a consultation with a board certified sleep medicine physician prior to undergoing a diagnostic PSG is predictive of increased 30-day CPAP use. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Study Links Diabetes Risk to Melatonin Levels
Low nocturnal melatonin secretion levels are associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes Now, new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) finds that the amount of... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Penn Study Finds Increased Sleep Could Reduce Rate of Adolescent Obesity
Results show each additional hour of sleep is associated with a lower BMI for teens Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Launches Free Sleep Disorders Online Resource Guide for Primary Care
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive free online sleep disorders resource for all professionals in primary care. “The Sleep Disorders” guide is the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Comprehensive Website Provides Hope and Resources for Individuals with Chronic Circadian Rhythm Disorder
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) launched a new website today, non24.sleepfoundation.org, to help individuals who have Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder, a chronic circadian rhythm disorder. This... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Loss Precedes Alzheimer's Symptoms
Sleep is disrupted in people who likely have early Alzheimer's disease but do not yet have the memory loss or other cognitive problems characteristic of full-blown disease, researchers at Washington... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Study Examines Outcomes for Treatment of Sleep Apnea with Primary Care vs. Specialist Care
Among patients who were identified as likely having moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, treatment based in primary care was not clinically inferior to treatment at a specialist sleep center... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2012 Bedroom Poll
Sleep In America Polls A comfortable bedroom is key to getting a good night's sleep, according to the results of the National Sleep Foundation's Bedroom Poll. This is the only National Sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

A Time to Look at Some Myths and Facts About Sleep
There are many common myths about sleep.  As National Sleep Awareness Week approaches, the National Sleep Foundation takes a look at six common myths and the facts that dispel them.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

PTSD and Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle The stories are eerily similar. The patient awakens from a terrifying recurrent dream, sweating, heart beating fast, and often unable to fall asleep again that night. Some... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Don’t Lose Sleep Over Daylight Saving Time
Most sleep experts recommend a minimum of 7 hours of sleep a night. Many people sleep an average of 40 minutes less Sunday night, March 10 after Daylight Saving Time returns. Plan ahead to avoid... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Poll Finds Exercise Key to Good Sleep
WASHINGTON, DC, March 4, 2013—Exercise can affect your sleep. The results of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America® poll show a compelling association between exercise and better... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2013 Exercise and Sleep
Sleep In America Polls The 2013 Sleep in America™ poll finds that exercise greatly improves sleep, and that vigorous exercisers report the best sleep. Furthermore, less time sitting is strongly... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Poll Finds Exercise Key to Good Sleep
Press ReleaseExercise can affect your sleep. The results of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America® poll show a compelling association between exercise and better sleep. “Exercise is... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Does exercise help sleep in the elderly?
Matthew P. Buman, PhD, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Exercise and Sleep
The National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America poll will focus on Exercise and Sleep. We asked the experts on the poll task force to tell us more about important exercise and sleep topics and... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How does sleep affect high performance athletes?
By Shawn Youngstedt, PhD Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Is there a relationship between sitting long hours and sleep?
The evidence is now pretty clear that the more you sit, the higher your risk for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers. It turns out that this risk is... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How does exercise help those with chronic insomnia?
Could exercising actually help with insomnia? Learn more about the link between exercise and insomnia treatment. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Ask The Expert: Can Exercise Help with Excessive Sleepiness?
This "Ask The Expert" is courtesy of Barbara Phillips, MD, MSPH, FCCP. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How does exercise affect sleep duration and quality?
Max Hirshkowitz, PhD Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Exercise and Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle The National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America poll will focus on Exercise and Sleep. We asked the experts on the poll task force to tell us more about important... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

1 in 10 6- to 8-year-olds has sleep-disordered breathing
According to a recent study in Finland, approximately 10 percent of six-year-olds have sleep-disordered breathing. This increased among children with enlarged tonsils, crossbite, or a convex facial... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Treating sleep-disordered breathing in pregnancy may improve fetal health
Studies suggest that treatment of mild-sleep disordered breathing with CPAP therapy in pregnant women with preeclampsia improves fetal activity levels. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Some Sleep Drugs Can Impair Driving
Many people take sleep aids to help treat their insomnia. The Food and Drug Administration reminds consumers that some insomnia medication could inhibit their ability to drive safely. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

When Sleepiness Interferes With Your Life, It's Time to Get Answers
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) launched a new website today to help millions who suffer from excessive sleepiness. This online resource center explains how excessive sleepiness affects health,... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How much sleep do you really need?
Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Atypical Work Schedules Affect Performance
Nearly one-quarter of all workers have shifts that are not during the daytime, and more than two-thirds of these workers have problem sleepiness and/or difficulty sleeping. (NHLBI, 2005) One-third... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Duration Affects Hunger Differently in Men and Women
It is not secret that sleep loss increases appetite. Did you know it can affect men and women differently? Find out more about these differences. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Orexins Drug May Offer New Approach to Treating Insomnia
A new drug may bring help for people with insomnia, according to a study published in the November 28, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.  The... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

White Paper: Consequences of Drowsy Driving
White Papers Drowsy driving is a prevalent and serious public health issue that deserves more attention, education, and policy initiatives so a substantial amount of lives can be saved and disability... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Media Advisory: Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 12-18
Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 12-18, 2012, is a National Sleep Foundation public awareness campaign to educate drivers about sleep safety. New statistics about drowsy driving will be... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Even Your Fat Cells Need Sleep, According to New Research
Sleep loss doesn't only affect your brain, but also your fat cells. Sounds strange, doesn't it? Learn more about sleep loss and its affects on fat cells. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Findings Reveal Brain Mechanisms at Work During Sleep
New findings report the important role sleep plays and the brain mechanisms at work as sleep shapes memory, learning, and behavior. One in five American adults show signs of chronic sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION LAUNCHES NEW INSIDE YOUR BEDROOM WEBSITE
Washington, DC, July 17, 2012—The National Sleep Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new “Inside Your Bedroom, Use Your Senses!” website. It is the first site to use sleep science and... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep deprivation effect on the immune system mirrors physical stress
Study looks at white blood cell counts following 29 hours of continual wakefulness Severe sleep loss jolts the immune system into action, reflecting the same type of immediate response shown during... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Smoking, head injury, pesticide use may be risk factors for rare sleep disorder
Smoking, head injury, pesticide exposure, farming and less education may be risk factors for a rare sleep disorder that causes people to kick or punch during sleep, according to a study published in... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Does night work put women's health at risk?
There may be a link between night shifts and breast cancer in women. Learn more about this link. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Apnea Associated with Higher Mortality from Cancer
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), commonly known as sleep apnea, is associated with an increased risk of cancer mortality, according to a new study. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Eyes Wide Shut: Sleepwalking Common in Adults?
New research shows that sleepwalking may be much more common in adults than previously thought and that having depression or anxiety may increase your likelihood of experiencing the condition. The... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Excessive Sleepiness May Be Cause of Learning, Attention and School Problems
Children who have learning, attention, and behavior problems may be suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness even though clinical tests show they received enough sleep. Penn State researchers... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Longer Sleep Times May Counteract Genetic Factors Related to Weight Gain
Short sleep duration increases expression of genetic risks for high body mass index Toss out another old wives' tale: Sleeping too much does not make you fat. Quite the opposite, according to a new... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

CDC Study Shows Association Between Depression and Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea and other symptoms of OSA are associated with probable major depression, regardless of factors like weight, age, sex or race, according to a new study from the Centers for... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Disturbances Hurt Memory Consolidation
Sleep disturbance negatively impacts the memory consolidation and enhancement that usually occurs with a good night's sleep, according to a study published Mar. 28 in the open access journal PLoS... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

There’s No Place Like Home for Sleep According to New National Sleep Foundation Bedroom Poll
Press Release A new National Sleep Foundation poll shows that when it comes to sleep, there really is no place like home. The National Sleep Foundation 2012 Bedroom Poll asks Americans about key... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Lack of Sleep May Increase Calorie Consumption
If you don’t get enough sleep, you may also eat too much — and thus be more likely to become obese. That is the findings of researchers who presented their study at the American Heart Association’s... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Apnea Treatment May Protect Against Heart Failure
A nightly breathing treatment may do more than help people with obstructive sleep apnea get a good night’s rest — it may also help prevent heart failure. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2012 Transportation Workers’ Sleep
Sleep In America Polls The people we trust to take us or our loved ones from place to place struggle with sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) 2012 Sleep in America® poll. It is... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Are You Too Sleepy? Take the Quiz
Take this assessment tool to see if you may be too sleepy. If you rate "sleepy" on this scale, we recommend that you speak with your physician about it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleepy Pilots, Train Operators and Drivers
WASHINGTON, DC, March 3, 2012 – The people we trust to take us or our loved ones from place to place struggle with sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) 2012 Sleep in America®... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Daylight Saving- Great Time to Reset Your Sleep Habits
Daylight saving time is a great time to reset your sleep habits, as well as your clock. If you have trouble sleeping, try the following sleep tips: Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

New Research: Identify and Treat Insomnia Early to Reduce Risk of Other Illnesses
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, but despite advances in diagnosis and management, it often goes unrecognized and untreated. Left untreated, insomnia increases the risk of developing other... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Poor Sleep Linked to Increased Health and Behavior Problems in Young Diabetics
A new study suggests that young diabetics may be struggling to get a good night's sleep, resulting in worse control of their blood sugar, poorer school performance and misbehavior. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Nap-Deprived Tots May Be Missing Out on More than Sleep, Says New Study
Daytime naps for your toddlers may be more important than you think! A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder highlighted the importance of napping for toddlers which could be a wake-up... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Consumer Research Institute Predicts Top Five Health Trends for 2012
The need for better sleep and a growing appetite for liquid energy shots and health-related smartphone apps are among the top consumer health trends expected to make headlines in 2012, according to a... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Increases Airflow During Sleep in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS) produced marked dose-related increases in airflow in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients without arousing them from sleep, according to a new study from the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Disorders Linked to Poor Health and Reduced Occupational Performance in Police Officers
Sleep disorders affect about 50 – 70 million Americans. Most sleep disorders go undiagnosed or untreated. When untreated, sleep disorders have been associated with increased risk for injuries and... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Researchers Identify a Genetic Factor that Regulates How Long We Sleep
Legend has it that Napoleon never needed more than four hours of sleep at a stretch. Others only feel fully rested after 10 hours between the sheets. Clearly, individuals vary with respect to how... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Study: Physical Activity Impacts Overall Quality of Sleep
People sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day if they get at least 150 minutes of exercise a week. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

People with Parkinson's Disease More Likely to Have Leg Restlessness than Restless Legs Syndrome
People with Parkinson's disease may be more likely to have a movement disorder called leg motor restlessness, but not true restless legs syndrome as previous studies have suggested, according to a... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Organizing Schools to Improve Student Achievement: Start Times, Grade Configurations, and Teacher Assignments
The Brookings Institute released a new report in September 2011 that cited school start times as a way to improve student achievement. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Shift Work in Teens Linked to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Risk
Circadian disruption and sleep restriction contributing factors Researchers from Sweden have uncovered an association between shift work and increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). Those who... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® Provides Tips to Prevent One in Six Traffic Fatalities
WASHINGTON, DC, November 4, 2011 – In recognition of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®, (November 6-12), the National Sleep Foundation is joining with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to educate... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips to Prevent a Fall-Asleep Crash
Here’s what you can do to prevent a fall-asleep crash. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Shift Work in Teens Linked to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Risk
Circadian disruption and sleep restriction contributing factors- Researchers from Sweden have uncovered an association between shift work and increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). Those who... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Brings the Sleep Community Together for Sleep Health & Safety 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, October 19, 2011 - The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) will hold its annual Sleep Health & Safety conference March 2-3, 2012 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Insufficient Sleep among High School Students Associated with a Variety of Health-Risk Behaviors
According to a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 70 percent of teens are not getting the recommended hours of sleep. This lack of sleep is associated with a variety of... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Catching a breath -- wirelessly
New noninvasive ways of measuring sleep-disordered breathing are in development. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep apnea linked to increased risk of dementia in elderly women
Elderly women who suffer from sleep apnea -- characterized by disrupted breathing and sleep and a reduction in the intake of oxygen -- are about twice as likely to develop dementia in the next five... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Possible Link Between Sleep Apnea and Erectile Dysfunction
A new study suggests that men with erectile dysfunction (ED) should be screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). After adjusting for age and other health conditions, patients with ED were more than... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

People Who Eat and Sleep Late May Gain Weight
Staying up late, sleeping in every day and eating after 8:00 pm may be risk factors in weight gain. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2011 Bedroom Poll
Sleep In America Polls A comfortable bedroom is key to getting a good night's sleep, according to the results of the National Sleep Foundation's Bedroom Poll. This is the only National Sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Marriage Problems Linked to Poor Sleep in Toddlers
A new study of more than 350 families found that marital instability when infants are 9 months predicted difficulties falling asleep and staying asleep when they were 18 months old. This finding held... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

National Sleep Foundation Responds to Air Traffic Controller Issue
Washington, DC, April 28, 2011-- Americans are justifiably concerned by the recent spate of incidents involving air traffic controllers who fell asleep on duty.  But now that the FAA/DoT has outlined... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

A Conversation with Mike Birbiglia
National Sleep Foundation’s publication, sleepmatters® , recently spoke with comedian, Mike Birbiglia, about his sleep disorder and what it was like living in a Macy’s window for Downy’s Clean Sheet... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2011 Poll, Technology and Sleep
Sleep In America Polls The 2011 Sleep in America™ poll finds pervasive use of communications technology in the hour before bed, and that this seemed to be related to not getting good sleep. A... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Annual Sleep in America Poll Exploring Connections with Communications Technology Use and Sleep
Press Release What did the results of the 2011 NSF Sleep in America poll say about technology use and sleep? Find out here! Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Bedrooms are important to getting a good night's sleep
Bedrooms are important to getting a good night's sleep, according to the first ever Bedroom Poll from the National Sleep Foundation. The poll found that Americans love their bedrooms and believe that... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Americans' Bedrooms Are Key to Better Sleep According to New National Sleep Foundation Poll
Press Release Bedrooms are important to getting a good night’s sleep, according to the first ever Bedroom Poll from the National Sleep Foundation. The poll found that Americans love their bedrooms... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease
According to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have more non-calcified or "bad" plaque in... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® Highlights Prevalent and Preventable Accidents
It's Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®, a National Sleep Foundation public awareness campaign to educate drivers about sleep safety. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a new study showing... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

White Paper: How Much Sleep Do Adults Need?
Sleep News Are you getting enough sleep? Learn more about how much you need and why. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Aerobic Exercise and Insomnia among Aging Adults
50 percent of middle-aged and older adults complain of chronic insomnia symptoms. A recent study by Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University found that millions of these adults may get... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep, Pregnancy and Blood Pressure
The first study to examine the association between insufficient sleep and blood pressure among pregnant women found that getting too little or too much sleep in early pregnancy is associated with... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Biggest Loser Contestant Sherry Johnston on CPAP Therapy
When The Biggest Loser contestants Sherry Johnston and her daughter Ashley arrived at The Biggest Loser's Ranch (Couple's Edition), they already knew they had sleep apnea. They just hadn't been able... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Dr. Frankie Roman Discusses Sleep Apnea and Weight Loss
What health problems might contribute to weight gain, or make it difficult to lose weight? Is it harder for someone with sleep apnea to lose weight? What weight loss treatment plan and advice do you... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Losing Weight with Sleep Apnea
Ask The Expert What can you do to about your sleep apnea? It might be as simple as losing some weight! Find out more about weight loss and sleep apnea. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Biggest Loser's Sean Algaier Talks Sleep Apnea
People may not automatically connect sleep to NBC's reality show The Biggest Loser, but sleep is an increasingly important part of this highly successful show. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Effects of Chronic Insomnia Differ in Men and Women
A recent study published in the journal SLEEP found that men with chronic insomnia who slept for less than six hours were four times more likely to die during the 14-year follow-up period (odds ratio... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Short nighttime sleep among young children associated with obesity
Authors of a recent report published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine are concerned that "...evidence is accumulating from cross-sectional population studies to support a... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Back from Vacation? How to Get Over Jet Lag
Traveling for work or pleasure can be fun and interesting, but traveling to a new time zone can result in jet lag. This condition occurs when your circadian rhythms are slow to adjust to the new time... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

3 Tips for Coping with Bruxism or Teeth Grinding
Sleep bruxism, or grinding one’s teeth at night, is a condition that can result in disrupted sleep and teeth damage. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Improve Your Teen's Sleep Habits
The National Sleep Foundation's 2006 Sleep in America poll found that America's adolescents (6th-12th grade) are not getting the sleep they need, and this lack of sleep gets worse as they progress... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Back to School Sleep Tips
The new school year is around the corner, and if your kids are like most, they're probably used to staying up and sleeping in later than they would during the school year. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Health and Safety
Researchers have found that 19.5% of U.S. adults are suffering from moderate to severe excessive daytime sleepiness; a cause for public health and safety concerns. "The number of individuals sleepy... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep, Athletic Performance, and Recovery
Many of the world's greatest athletes eat, sleep, breathe, and live for their sport. But did you know that in addition to physical conditioning and conscious eating, sleep plays a major role in... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Apnea Linked to Heart Disease
A new study found that obstructive sleep apnea is linked to an increased risk of heart failure and coronary heart disease in middle-aged and older men. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Is there a perfect time to take a nap?
Is there a perfect time to take a nap? It depends. Your personal situation will determine the best time for you to take a nap. There are three types of naps you can take; planned, emergency and... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Later School Start Times Improved Adolescent Alertness
A modest delay in school start time of only 30 minutes could significantly improve adolescent alertness, mood and health, according to a study conducted in a small private high school. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Disorders and Weight Gain
There may be a link between sleep disorders and weight gain. Learn more about this link. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What To Do About Insomnia
A lot of people suffer from insomnia, and they say to themselves, "I know what this is, but I can't do anything about it." However, consider the toll insomnia takes on your life, the effect it has on... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

REM Sleep Deprivation and Migraines
Researchers at Missouri State University's Center for Biomedical & Life Sciences found that REM (rapid eye movement) sleep deprivation caused increased expression of the proteins which are known... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep in a Hotel
If you are planning to vacation this summer, chances are you’ll be staying at a hotel. Although it’s fun to see new places or visit with friends and family, staying in a hotel means you are not... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Apnea and Teen Academic Performance
The average academic grades of children and teens with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are worse than the grades of students who have no sleep-disordered breathing, according to a... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What To Do When Your Child Is Too Scared To Sleep
Nightmares are very common for young children. Nightmares are especially common for preschoolers because they have greater imaginations and understand bad things can happen. Nightmares are normal and... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Sleep Comfortably Through Hot Summer Nights
Summer nights can be hot making it difficult to sleep. So exactly how do you fix that? Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep and Lifestyle - Managing Priorities and Sleep
Many people have lifestyles that challenge their ability to get a good night’s sleep. Maybe you are a student, shift worker, or just have a busy  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Tips for Helping the New Baby Sleep Like a Baby
One of the most challenging things about becoming a new parent is easing into a sleep routine that works for baby and parents alike. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Talk to Your Doctor about Your Sleep
When was the last time your family doctor or health care provider asked about your sleep during an office visit? Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

More Veterans Suffer from Sleep Apnea
Veterans are four times more likely than other Americans to suffer from sleep apnea, according to Max Hirshkowitz, director of the Sleep Disorder Center at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleeping for Two - Pregnancy and Sleep
Why do many women feel so tired throughout pregnancy? Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Caring for Older Adults and their New Sleep Needs
As the U.S. population grays, more people will face new responsibilities caring for aging parents and their changing sleep needs. As people age they tend to have a harder time falling asleep and more... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Transportation Safety in Action
Ask The Expert Transportation Safety in Action 5 Minutes with Deborah Hersman Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Lights Out for a Good Night's Sleep
What is the secret to a good night's sleep? It might be light! Find out more about light and how it affects sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Children, Sleep and Snoring
Most children snore on occasion, and about 10 percent or more snore when they sleep at night. Snoring is a noise that occurs during sleep when the child is breathing in and there is some blockage of... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep
Do you know the trick to getting a good night's sleep? If you don't, you can find out here! Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Health, Age and Sleep Duration
Many of us view old age as a time to relax and enjoy our families and not having to worry about the stress of being in the workforce. According to researchers, we can now add getting plenty of sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Caffeine, Sleep and Finals
If summer is almost here, then one thing is for certain – college students are neck deep in finals and many students are depending on caffeine to stay alert in order to study and get their final... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Circadian Simulation Software to Help Improve Astronauts and Shift-workers Sleep
Shifting work schedules can wreak havoc on a person's ability to get enough sleep, resulting in poor performance on the job. Researchers have developed software that uses mathematical models that can... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Earplugs and Eye Masks Help Promote Sleep
It's often difficult to sleep in a well lit room or one that is noisy. Unfortunately, patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) of most hospitals are not exempt from being subjected to light and... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

RLS Treatment Options
Sleep Disorders Patient EducationHot Topics Are you having trouble sleeping with restless legs syndrome? Well, there's good news because there are plenty of treatment options available! Learn more... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How is RLS treated?
Sleep TopicsSleep Disorders Patient Education How is RLS treated? For many people with RLS, prevention is the first step towards managing symptoms. People may work with their health care professional... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What causes RLS, is there a cure for RLS?
Sleep Disorders Patient EducationSleep Problems & DisordersLibrary Highlights What causes RLS? In July of 2007, researchers discovered a gene variant for RLS, which helps explain why it may be... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How do I know if I have RLS?
Ask The Expert How do I know if I have RLS? While there are no lab tests to diagnose RLS, your heath care professional may be able to make an official diagnosis given your responses to several simple... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

RLS Symptom Diary
Sleep Disorders Patient EducationLibrary Highlights What is the RLS Symptom Diary? The RLS Symptom Diary is a convenient place to write down details about your daily symptoms, such as what time you... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) Diagnosis
Could you have restless legs syndrome? Learn more about the symptoms so you can talk to your doctor. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

RLS Symptoms and Sensations
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is like a fingerprint; everyone's experience with it is unique. Some people call RLS the "frantic muscles" or "jitters." Some people may describe it as aching, tingling... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What is restless legs syndrome (RLS)?
Sleep Problems & DisordersLibrary HighlightsHot Topics RLS is a serious condition that has affected people for many years, but it has not always been taken seriously, and is often undiagnosed or... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Maintaining daily routines associated with reduced rate of insomnia in the elderly
Maintaining daily routines may be the key to reducing the rate of insomnia and improving quality of sleep in older adults living in a retirement community according to a new study being reported in... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep and Social Media
Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are a lot of fun. These social media Web sites make it easy for us keep up with the latest trends and catch up with friends and family. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Linked to Gains in Abdominal Fat
A recent study published in the journal SLEEP found that extremes of sleep duration are related to increases in abdominal fat in persons younger than 40 years old. Researchers found that persons... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Poll Reveals Sleep Differences among Ethnic Groups
Press Release The 2010 Sleep in America poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) reveals significant differences in the sleep habits and attitudes of Asians,... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2010 Sleep and Ethnicity
Sleep In America Polls The 2010 Sleep in America™ poll finds that there are significant differences in the sleep habits and attitudes of Asians, Blacks/African-Americans, Hispanics and Whites. It is... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Therapy and Sleep Aids; Help for Pain and Sleep
A recent study published in the journal Sleep Medicine found that behavioral therapy for insomnia coupled with pain medication improves the sleep of ailing patients. This is good news for people... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Apnea and Dream Recall
Ever had a nightmare or a dream worth remembering but just can't? Chances are you could be suffering with sleep apnea. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Risk Factors
A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics and conducted at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center has revealed that over 96% of infants who have died from Sudden Infant Death... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Apnea and Progressive Brain Damage
Researchers have found yet another reason why people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) should get tested and treated for the disease. According to a recent study published in the journal SLEEP,... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Treating Sleep Apnea: What's New for CPAP Masks?
CPAP machines have definitely changed over the years and they are going to continue to change. See what is in store for the future of CPAP machines. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Do women need more sleep than men?
Do women need more sleep than men? Yes, according to Dr. Jim Horne, Britain's leading expert in sleep science. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Who needs more sleep – younger adults or older adults?
Who needs more sleep – younger adults or older adults? A good night's sleep is essential to good health regardless of age, but those in good health tend to sleep at least 20 minutes less than those... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Early to Bed: A Cure for Teen Depression?
A recent study found that teens with earlier bedtimes were less likely to suffer from depression and thoughts of suicide. The findings suggest that going to bed early is a good strategy for... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

High school students getting less sleep
Teenagers are notorious for staying up late at night. When they are not working on school projects, they are usually socializing late into the night and missing out on valuable sleep. A recent study... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Talking - Funny or dangerous?
There are many reasons why some people talk during sleep – sleep deprivation, stress, alcohol consumption and daytime sleepiness are just some reasons behind this activity. Sleep talking (formally... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Can't Sleep? What to do about insomnia
You know you have insomnia when you have difficulty falling asleep, wake up frequently during the night, wake up too early in the morning and suffer from daytime sleepiness. Although insomnia is a... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Apnea and Diabetes
Researchers at the University of Chicago recently found that if someone has Type 2 diabetes, it is likely that this condition could worsen if they also have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). According... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

You can't "catch up on sleep"
Getting extra sleep to overcome sleep deprivation may seem like the right thing to do, but a recent Harvard Medical School study found that it's not that easy. The study highlights the effects of... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Animals' Sleep: Is There a Human Connection?
The Science of SleepHow Sleep Works Giraffes can go without sleep for weeks, while brown bats sleep for nearly the entire day. The golden dormouse carefully balances itself on the branch of a tree to... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Myths - and Facts - About Sleep
The Science of SleepHow Sleep Works Do you know everything sleep? Chances are, you've been getting misinformation. Check out this list of myths and facts to see how much you really know! Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?
The Science of SleepHow Sleep Works Ever wonder how much sleep you really need? We have done extensive research on this topic, find it all out on National Sleep Foundation website. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

ABCs of ZZZZs -- When you Can't Sleep
Does it often take you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night? Or do you wake up frequently during the night — or too early in the morning — and have a hard time going back to sleep? When you... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What Happens When You Sleep?
The Science of SleepHow Sleep Works You know when you are asleep, right? Have you ever wondered exactly what is happening? Now you can learn more about what happens while you're sleeping! Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Sleep Environment
The Science of SleepHow Sleep Works Want more information on the ideal sleep environment? Don't miss our Sensible Bedroom website and Official NSF Sleep Products. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Washington Post Looks at Sleepwalking in Children
A recent article in the Washington Post looks at sleepwalking in children and how it's common and not as dangerous as you think. Sleepwalking, formally known as somnambulism, is a behavior disorder... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Apnea and Sleep
Sleep Disorders Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The "apnea" in sleep apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Coping With Jet Lag During the Travel Season
The holidays can be a busy and stressful time for travelers. Adding jet lag to that mix is enough to drive someone to say, "Bah humbug!" The following are some simple behavior adjustments you can use... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Food and Sleep - Research
Several recent studies suggest that too little sleep may disrupt the balance of hormones that regulate hunger and appetite and increase the risk of weight gain. Researchers found that sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Food and Sleep - Related Problems
Gastrointestinal reflux (GERD) is a common ailment that can cause sleep disruptions. According to NSF’s 2001 Sleep in America poll, people who experience nighttime GERD are more likely to have sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Teeth Grinding - Coping
Sleep Problems & Disorders Tooth grinding at night is occasionally linked with daytime stress. To ease symptoms, try to relax in the hours before bedtime to reduce stress levels and to maintain a... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Teeth Grinding - Treatment
Sleep Problems & Disorders Often, minimizing stress can alleviate symptoms of sleep bruxism among adults and symptoms often disappear on their own in children. For severe and persistent bruxism,... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Teeth Grinding - Symptoms
Sleep Problems & Disorders Symptoms of sleep bruxism include: Worn down teeth Headaches Earaches Sore gums, teeth, jaw, and face The severity of these symptoms can vary. Some may experience... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Year-Round and Seasonal Allergies - Coping
The best way to cope with allergic rhinitis (allergies) is to avoid the allergens and irritants that trigger symptoms. Those triggers may include: Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Year-Round and Seasonal Allergies - Treatment
Treatment of allergic rhinitis (allergies) begins with a diagnosis of allergies. A history and physical examination is the first step. Your physician will ask about the severity and duration of your... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Year-Round and Seasonal Allergies - Symptoms
Symptoms of allergic rhinitis (allergies) include: nasal congestion sore throat coughing sneezing runny nose headache Allergic rhinitis is sometimes associated with itchy, watery eyes (allergic... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Aging and Sleep - Poll Data
24% of those ages 65-84 have been diagnosed with four or more medical conditions. Of this group, 80% reported having a sleep problem. Older adults were found to have more consistent sleep patterns... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Aging and Sleep - Coping
Here are some things you can do to promote sleep: Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Aging and Sleep - Treatment
If you are experiencing difficulty sleeping, consider whether an event or particular stress could be the cause. If so, the problem may resolve in time. If not, talk to your doctor about your... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Aging and Sleep - Symptoms
If you are getting healthy sleep on a regular basis, you should feel alert during waking hours. One of the main symptoms of all sleep problems is daytime sleepiness. Sometimes sleepiness will... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

NOVA Special Looks at Dreams
What are dreams and why do we have them? The mystery of why we dream is a topic that has puzzled humans since the beginning of recorded history. A recent NOVA special on PBS interviewed researchers... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Holiday Gift Ideas for Sleepers
If you have a friend or someone in your family who can be described as a fan of sleeping, the following are some great gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Deprivation Can Slow Reaction Time
Sleep deprivation can have an enormous impact on your health and happiness. Apparently, it can also affect your ability to make split-second decisions, according to a recent study in the journal... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Identifying Invisible Sleep Stealers
More often than not, you have a pretty good idea of what is keeping you awake at night — from the cat scratching at your bedroom door to the snoring partner next to you. But not all "sleep stealers"... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

My Child Has Trouble Sleeping, What Now?
Ask The Expert What should you do if your child has trouble sleeping? Hopefully we can answer your question! Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Too Much Light at Night May Cause Depression
Much of our sleep patterns – feeling sleepy at night and awake during the day – are regulated by light and darkness. Light is the most powerful regulator of our biological clock. So what happens if... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Former Foundation Chair Releases Sleep Medicine Atlas
Meir H. Kryger, MD, former chair of the National Sleep Foundation and editor of the Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, has compiled an atlas on sleep medicine that uses new scoring rules to... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What is the Purpose of Sleep?
If you enjoy pondering life's many mysteries, here's a good one: Why do we sleep? You know you need sleep, because that's what your body tells you. But what does sleep actually do? "There are as many... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Do Animals Sleep?
Ever wonder how a dolphin can sleep without drowning or why a bat sleeps upside down? Well, you won't have to wonder any more. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

NPR Interviews Author on Sleep Problems in Children
NPR's Fresh Air interviewed author Po Bronson on his new book NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, which examines new research that is bringing about changes in parenting. The author discusses... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Elderly Women Underestimate Quality of Sleep
You might be getting more sleep than you think. Elderly women who reported shorter and poorer quality of sleep actually had longer and less-fragmented sleep than elderly men. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

A Look at the Newest Sleep Books
Reading is always a good activity, and reading before bed is a particularly good choice for kids of all ages and for parents. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Weight Loss Can Improve Sleep Apnea
Obese patients with type 2 diabetes who experience obstructive sleep apnea saw an improvement in their condition after losing weight, according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep HealthCenters and REM Medical Merge
Sleep medicine service providers Sleep HealthCenters LLC and REM Medical Corporation have merged, according to a recent press release from the companies. "The REM Medical and Sleep HealthCenters... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Myths and the Truth: Snoring
We've all heard myths about sleep. Sometimes they can be characterized as "old wives' tales," but there are other times the incorrect information can be serious and even dangerous. For example, it's... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Too Much Sleep Could Increase Risk of Dementia
You always hear about health problems associated with people not getting enough sleep, but what about getting too much sleep? According to a study in the European Journal of Neurology, sleeping nine... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep May Be Best Prevention for Cold, Flu
If you're looking to avoid the cold or the flu this fall, make time for sleep! Sleep deprivation has an adverse effect on immune function, and chronic sleep loss can increase an individual's... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

A Look at School Start Times
Did you know that for teenagers to function best, it is suggested that they get nine and a half hours of sleep every night? With the school bell ringing as early as 7 a.m., your child would need to... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Back-to-School Sleep Tips
Whether kids break for summer, winter, spring, or even the weekend, they seem to want to stay up later. This can lead to difficulties transitioning back into their normal pattern of waking up for... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Extreme Sleep Durations Lead to Poor Quality of Life
Older adults with extreme sleep durations — less than five hours or more than 10 hours — had a markedly worse health-related quality of life compared with those who slept seven hours, according to an... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

NPR Piece Examines Snoring, Sleep Apnea
A recent piece on NPR examines snoring and how it can be a strong indicator of obstructive sleep apnea. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

One-Third of Americans Take Naps
Do you find yourself taking a quick power snooze every once in a while? You're not alone. One-third of adults in the United States take naps, according to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center.... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Active Children are Sleepy Children
The secret to your child falling asleep faster may be as simple as turning off the TV. A recent study conducted at Monash University in Melbourne and the University of Aukland found that for every... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

ADHD: Poll Data
NSF's 2004 Sleep in America poll found that two-thirds of children experience frequent sleep problems and that children's poor sleep habits take a toll on parents/caregivers, some of whom lose an... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

ADHD: Coping
If you or your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, it is important to follow your treatment regimen as directed. There are also a number of self-directed therapies that help you to cope with ADHD,... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

ADHD: Treatment
The most common treatment for ADHD is medication, with stimulant medications prescribed most often. These do not cure ADHD but they can help control the symptoms. There is controversy surrounding... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

ADHD: Symptoms
The primary symptoms of ADHD are: Hyperactivity Inattention Impulsivity Distractibility Difficulty waiting or taking turns Most children display these behaviors at least sometimes. But for a... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Could My Child Have Sleep Apnea?
Hot Topics Did you know that children can develop sleep apnea? Learn more about childhood sleep apnea and what treatment options are available for your child. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep and Heart Disease: Are You at Risk?
Sleep-deprived women are at greater risk for developing heart disease than men. Women who slept five hours or less displayed an increase in inflammatory markers known as high-sensitivity C-reactive... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Internet Could Help Battle Insomnia
A recent study in the Archives of General Psychiatry found that people who participated in an online program to treat insomnia actually improved their sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Experts Discuss Women and Sleep Apnea
In a new Ask the Sleep Expert article, Dr. Barbara Phillips — sleep expert, board member and past chair of the National Sleep Foundation — conducts a roundtable discussion on the topic of women and... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Women and Sleep Apnea
Ask The Expert Sleep apnea isn't only seen in men. Women can also develop sleep apnea. Learn more about sleep apnea in women. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

So You've Been Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea
Check out our new Ask the Expert article, in which Dr. Helene A. Emsellem, director of the Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders in Chevy Chase, MD, answers common questions about Continuous Positive... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

CPAP 101: Expert Tips For Getting Started with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machines
Ask The Expert Have you been recently diagnosed with sleep apnea and have questions about CPAP? Hopefully we can answer some of your questions. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Could Improve Long-Term Memory
Do you struggle with a forgetful memory? The best solution may be a good night’s sleep. A recent study conducted at MIT confirmed that sleep is essential for the storage of long-term memories,... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

The Art of Sleeping Upright
Plenty of animals can sleep upright, such as horses and various livestock. But what about people? According to a recent BBC News article, it's possible but not always comfortable. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

A Look at the Future of CPAP
Check out our new Ask the Expert article, in which we talk to Colin Sullivan, M.B.B.S., Ph.D, FRACP – the inventor of continuous positive airway pressure. CPAP is the leading therapy for sleep apnea.... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Past, Present and Future of CPAP
Ask The Expert Colin Sullivan, Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

General Advocacy Tips for Changing School Start Times
Hot Topics Start early to educate the community and all parties involved. Use hard data and testimonials. Consider the research and what you hope to gain, not lose. Network with other schools to... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Eight Major Obstacles to Delaying School Start Times
Hot Topics Do you think that school should start just a little bit later? You aren't the only one! Unfortunately, there are a few factors which might delay changing school start times. Learn more... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Backgrounder: Later School Start Times
Hot Topics Early school start times might be doing more harm than good and many are fight to make them later. Find out more about this issue and what early mornings are doing to your kids. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Tips for Pregnant Women
Sleep TipsHot Topics It can be difficult to fall asleep while pregnant. Check out these tips so you can finally get some rest! Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleeping By the Trimesters: 3rd Trimester
Hot Topics You're getting closer to the end of your pregnancy! Unfortunately, this is the time sleeping becomes increasingly more difficult. Learn what you can do to sleep better so you can look... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleeping By the Trimesters: 2nd Trimester
Hot Topics The second trimester may come as a relief to weary first-time mothers who didn't initially expect to be so tired throughout pregnancy. Although many mothers start to feel more energetic,... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleeping By the Trimesters: 1st Trimester
Hot Topics It's only your first trimester of pregnancy and you are already having trouble sleeping! What can you do to sleep better? Find out more about sleeping during your first trimester. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep in America Poll Summary of Findings
Press Release Long work days that often extend late into the night are causing Americans to doze on the job, at the wheel, and on their spouses, according to NSF's 2008 Sleep in America poll. Among... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Longer Work Days Leave Americans Nodding Off On the Job
Press Release Prolonged work days that often extend late into the night may cause Americans to fall asleep or feel sleepy at work, drive drowsy and lose interest in sex, according to a new Sleep in... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Veteran Health Association Executive, David M. Cloud, Named National Sleep Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer
Press Release The board of directors of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the nation's leading nonprofit sleep education and awareness organization announced today that David M. Cloud, MBA, has... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Quotes on the 2009 Sleep in America Poll™
Press Release Quotes for media use on the 2009 Sleep in America poll. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

One-Third of Americans Lose Sleep Over Economy
Press Release One-third of Americans are losing sleep over the state of the U.S. economy and other personal financial concerns, according to a new poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Extra Sleep Could Improve Athletic Performance
Athletes who extended their sleep to 10 hours each night experienced improved performance and mood, according to a study presented at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd annual meeting of the Associated... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Going on Vacation? Don’t Forget CPAP Equipment for Sleep Apnea
Even when you’re on vacation, you can’t take a break from Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Caffeine, Technology Affecting Teens' Ability to Stay Alert
The use of technology before bed and relying on caffeine in the morning are affecting teens’ ability to stay alert and function during the day. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

What Kind of Sleeper Are You?
Do you ever look at the person driving the car next to yours or the person sitting on the subway next to you and wonder "what kind of sleeper is he/she?" Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

El Embarazo y el Sueño
En EspañolPuntos Básicos Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Cafeína
En Español La cafeína ha sido llamada la droga más popular del mundo. Se encuentra en forma natural en más de 60 plantas incluyendo las semillas de café, las hojas de té, las nueces de cola y las... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Mojar la Cama
En Español Enuresis nocturna es el término médico para mojar la cama. La mayoría de los niños moja la cama ocasionalmente o aún cada noche durante los años de entrenamiento para no usar pañales. En... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Asma
En Español El asma, conocida médicamente como hiperreactividad bronquial, es una condición crónica de los pulmones que afecta a cerca de 20 millones de estadounidenses. Los síntomas del asma ocurren... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Envejecimiento
En Español Entre los cambios físicos que ocurren cuando envejecemos, los cambios a nuestros patrones del sueño son una parte del proceso normal de envejecer. Cuando las personas envejecen tienden a... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sonambulismo
En EspañolPuntos Básicos Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Las Mujeres y el Sueño
En EspañolLas Experiencias Unicas del Sueño de las Mujeres Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Estrategias para Dormir para Trabajadores por Turnos
En Español ¿Trabaja Ud. a veces en horarios diferentes al día usual de trabajo de "nueve a cinco"? Si es así, Ud. está entre los millones de trabajadores por turnos de America. Puede ser que Ud.... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

El Insomnio
En Español El insomnio es el problema de sueño más común entre los adultos en este país. En las encuestas más recientes de la NSF, más del 50% de los estadounidenses dice haber experimentado síntomas... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

La Apnea Del Sueño
En Español¿Qué es la apnea del sueño? Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Conducir Adormecido
En EspañolNo cruce esa línea Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Guia De Dormir
En EspañolUn estilo saludable de dormir Por la mañana: Levántase a la misma hora todos los días. Tome una taza de café, té o chocolate caliente si le agrada y si no le causa molestia. Coma un... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Folleto Sobre Manejar Cansado Para Jóvenes
En EspañolDetrás del Volante- Lo que jóvenes conductores necesitan saber sobre manejar cansados Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Folleto Sobre Manejar Cansado Para el Público en General
En EspañolManejando cuando estés cansado- Cual es el problema? Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Promote NSF Content on Your Site
Professional Development Add this code to your Web site or profile to display the latest sleep news and tips from the National Sleep Foundation.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Hotels and Sleep
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Stress and Your Immune System's Response
Everyone has experienced stress at one time or another, and it's not hard to imagine that too much stress can make you more susceptible to sickness. But why? According to a recent study in the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Kids Sleep Less With a TV, Computer in Their Bedroom
Studies have shown that kids sleep less with a TV in their rooms. Maybe it's time your kids turned off the TV and went to sleep! Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Buying the Right Mattress for You
When it comes to a good night's sleep, your bed — specifically your mattress — can be your most important resource. But it can be intimidating purchasing a mattress for the very first time. There... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

How Was Your Sleep Last Night?
Did you have trouble falling asleep last night? Did you experience difficulty staying asleep or did you wake up too early? If your answers were "yes," "yes" and "all the time," you have something in... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Five Healthy Sleep Habits
Sometimes it can be difficult to get a good night's sleep. The good news is, there are some things you can do change that! Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Caffeine Refuels Muscles After Exhausting Workout
Instead of drinking coffee after you wake up, try drinking it after your workout! Learn more about the benefits of caffeine after a workout. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Food That Could Help You Sleep
Certain foods can actually help your sleep! Learn which ones are perfect for a bedtime snack. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Food That Could Keep You Awake
There are plenty of foods and beverages that can keep you up at night whether or not you realize it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

25 Random Facts about Sleep
Do you want to learn more about sleep? Check out these 25 random facts about sleep and impress your friends with all your sleep knowledge. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2002 Adult Sleep Habits
Sleep In America Polls The 2002 Sleep in America™ poll finds that while many Americans enjoy the benefits of sufficient sleep, as many as 47 million adults may be putting themselves at risk for... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2003 Sleep and Aging
Sleep In America Polls The 2003 Sleep in America™ poll finds that while some older adults are very healthy and have normal sleep patterns, frequent untreated sleep problems may be interfering with... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2004 Children and Sleep
Sleep In America Polls The 2004 Sleep in America™ poll finds that children are getting less sleep than experts recommend and more than two-thirds of children experience frequent sleep problems.... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2005 Adult Sleep Habits and Styles
Sleep In America Polls The 2005 Sleep in America™ poll finds five clusters or "sleep personality" types. The commonalities are based on sleep habits and more than 40 other factors including age,... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2006 Teens and Sleep
Sleep In America Polls The 2006 Sleep in America™ poll finds that American adolescents (6th - 12th grade) are not getting the sleep they need, and this lack of sleep gets worse as they progress... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2007 Women and Sleep
Sleep In America Polls The 2007 Sleep in America™ poll finds that stressed out American women have no time for sleep, and that stay-at-home mothers are the most likely to sleep poorly. Women's lack... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2008 Sleep, Performance and the Workplace
Sleep In America Polls The 2008 Sleep in America™ poll finds that prolonged work days may cause Americans to fall asleep or feel sleepy at work, drive drowsy and lose interest in sex. Americans are... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

2009 Health and Safety
Sleep In America Polls The 2009 Sleep in America™ poll finds that almost one-third of Americans are losing sleep due to concerns about their personal finances and the U.S. economy. Furthermore, about... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Development of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Ask The Expert Sleep Apnea and Sleep Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Apnea Prevalent Among Retired NFL Players
Cases of sleep apnea are highly prevalent among National Football League retirees, in particular linemen, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Five Clusters of Sleep Patterns
Hot Topics Have you ever wondered what kind of sleeper you are? Well, now is your chance to find out! Check out the five different sleep patterns and see where your fit. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Adolescent Sleep Needs and Patterns
Hot Topics The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified adolescents and young adults (ages 12 to 25 years) as a population at high risk for problem sleepiness based on "evidence that the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Pointers for Parents
Hot Topics What can you do to be sure your teen gets enough sleep to be healthy and perform at his or her best? Learn about physical, behavioral and emotional changes that occur in adolescence... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleeping When it is Blistering Hot
Hot Topics It can be nearly impossible to fall asleep when your bedroom feels like an oven! Check out these tips on how to sleep when your bedroom is just too hot. Soon, you'll be able to cool off... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Healthy Sleep Tips
Sleep Tools & TipsSleep TipsSleep Tools Are you having trouble sleeping? You are not alone. Follow these tips to get a good night's sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Los Niños Y El Sueño
En Español El sueño es esencial para la salud y el desarrollo del niño. El sueño promueve el sentirse alerta, tener buena memoria y comportarse mejor. Los niños que duermen lo suficiente funcionan... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
Hot Topics Sleep aids are a popular treatment for insomnia, but did you know there are other options? Learn more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and see if it could work for you. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Snoring in Children
Hot Topics Does your child snore? Find out what could be causing it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

In Your Dreams
Hot Topics Reports of Dreams It began with a swim in the ocean. Suddenly Jessica realized that she had gone much farther away from shore than she expected and, to her great dismay, there was a... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep and Teens - Biology and Behavior
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Insomnia
Ask The Expert Do you think you may have insomnia? Check out the answers to the following questions to see if that could be a possibility. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Children and Bedtime Fears and Nightmares
Ask The Expert Is your child too scared to sleep because of nightmares? Learn what you can do to ease your child's fears. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Menopause and Insomnia
Ask The Expert Your body goes through a lot of hormonal changes as you reach menopause. A lot of these changes can actually affect your sleep. Learn what you can do to alleviate symptoms of menopause... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep and CPAP Adherence
Ask The Expert If you have just begun CPAP treatment, we're sure you have a lot of questions. Although we may not be able to answer all your questions, hopefully we can provide answers for a few. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Ask The Expert: Sleep and Teens
Ask The Expert Does your teen have strange sleeping habits? Learn more about sleep for teens and how you can help them get more sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep and Stress after September 11
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Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease
Ask The Expert Could those with sleep apnea be at risk for heart disease? Learn more about sleep apnea's connection with heart disease. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep and Alzheimer's Disease
Ask The Expert Do you have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease who is having trouble sleeping? Find out what you can do to help them sleep better. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Obesity and Sleep
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Sleep Study for a Child
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Sleep Hygiene
Sleep & Your Lifestyle What is sleep hygiene and who is it important? Learn more about sleep best practices to have good nighttime sleep quality and see if you have been practicing it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Hygiene, Insomnia and Mental Health
Ask The ExpertWhat psychiatric/mental health conditions involve insomnia? Substance abuse, mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders are a few of the many conditions that involve insomnia. It is... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Stress and Insomnia
Ask The Expert Do you frequently feel stressed? It might be affecting your sleep! Find out more about insomnia's link to stress. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep, Infants and Parents
Ask The Expert First-time parents wondering how much sleep your newborn should get? Is your baby keeping you up at night? Learn more about infant sleep so both you and your new baby can sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Partners and Sleep
Ask The Expert Sharing a bed with someone can be difficult especially if one person needs more space. It can also be difficult when one person has a sleep disorder. Learn how you can cope with a... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Pain and Sleep
Sleep Problems Is pain keeping you awake? Find out why pain affects sleep and what you can do to sleep better. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep and Depression
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Snoring and Sleep
Sleep Problems Have you been told you snore? Learn why it happens and how you can stop it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleepwalking
Abnormal Sleep Behavior Disorders Have you ever woken up somewhere not knowing how you got there? You may have walked there in your sleep! Learn more about sleepwalking about how to prevent it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Aids and Insomnia
Sleep Problems & Disorders Insomnia can take a toll on all aspects of your life, not just your sleep. The good new is that there are plenty of medical treatment options. Find out more about them... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Sleep
Sleep Disorders Patient EducationLibrary Highlights Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurologic sensorimotor disorder that is characterized by an overwhelming urge to move the legs when they are at... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep
Sleep Related Movement Disorders Do you often experience muscle twitches in your sleep? You may have periodic limb movements disorder! Learn more about PLMD and what treatment options are available. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Apnea and Sleep
Sleep Problems & Disorders Do you think you might have sleep apnea? Learn more about sleep apnea and what treatment options are available. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Frequent Urination at Night
Sleep Problems & Disorders How many times do you get up to go in the middle of the night? Find out what you can do to prevent it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Nightmares and Sleep
Abnormal Sleep Behavior Disorders Nightmares are dreams with vivid and disturbing content. They are most common in children during REM sleep, but they can happen to adults as well. They usually... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Narcolepsy
Sleep Disorders Patient EducationSleep Problems & DisordersExcessive Daytime Sleepiness Disorders Most people have heard of narcolepsy, but what is it's definition? Learn more about narcolepsy... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Insomnia and Sleep
Sleep Problems & Disorders Could you have insomnia? Learn more about it and what treatment options are available. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Extreme Sleepiness
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Disorders Do you feel tired most of the day? It may be more than just not getting enough sleep the night before. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Fibromyalgia and Sleep
Sleep Problems & DisordersSleep & DiseaseSleep Problems Is your fibromyalgia keeping you awake? Learn what you can do to get back to sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Epilepsy and Sleep
Sleep & Disease Sleep is very important to prevent epileptic seizures. Learn how you can sleep better with epilepsy. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

CPAP: Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep News CPAP therapy is the most common treatment for sleep apnea, but what exactly is it? Learn more about CPAP therapy and how it can help your sleep apnea. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

COPD and Difficulty Breathing
Sleep & Disease COPD can affect more than just your breathing. It can also affect your sleep. Learn more about COPD and what you can do to sleep better. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Trauma and Sleep
Sleep Problems Stress from a traumatic event can often lead to a variety of sleep problems. When the body is overstimulated, the brain is flooded with neurochemicals that keep us awake, such as... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Teens and Sleep
Children, Teens & Sleep Is your teen getting enough sleep? The answer might be different than you think. Learn more about your teen's sleeping needs. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Sleep
Sleep & Disease Sudden Infant Death Syndrome takes the lives of many infants. Learn more about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and how you can protect your little one. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Studies
The Science of Sleep Do you think you may have a sleep disorder? You may need to participate in a sleep study to find out. Learn more about sleep studies and what to expect. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep Drive and Your Body Clock
The Science of Sleep Have you ever wondered why you start to feel tired around the same time everyday? It has everything to do with your body clock! Learn more about your body clock and how you can... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Shift Work and Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Are you a shift worker? Shift workers often don't get enough sleep because of their long or late hours. Find out how you can get more sleep so you can perform better at... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

School Start Time and Sleep
Children, Teens & Sleep Has you teen complained that school starts too early? They might be on to something! Learn more about early school start times and how they could be affecting your teen. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Pregnancy and Sleep
Women's Sleep Topics Pregnancy can be very exciting but it can also disturb your sleep. Sleep is very important for you and for your new baby. Learn how you can get back to sleep so you can... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Parkinson's Disease and Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Parkinson's disease can cause a lot of debilitating symptoms for those who suffer from it. Unfortunately, it can also affect their sleep. Learn more about Parkinson's and... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Obesity and Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Obesity has many long term affects. Some of these actually can affect your sleep! Learn more about obesity and how you can control it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Napping
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Do you enjoy taking a cat nap every now and then? Don't worry, you're not alone. Learn more about the benefit of the occasional nap. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Multiple Sclerosis and Sleep
Sleep & Disease Those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis often have trouble sleeping. Find out more about MS and how it affects sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Menopause and Sleep
Women's Sleep Topics Most women experience a lot of changes when approaching menopause. Unfortunately, these changes can affect the way women sleep. Learn more about menopause and what you can... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Melatonin and Sleep
The Science of Sleep Is melatonin the sleep miracle you have been looking for? Learn more about melatonin and how it can help you sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Jet Lag and Sleep
Sleep & Travel Have you ever felt exhausted after a long flight? You probably experienced jet lag! Learn more about jet lag and how you can avoid it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

GERD and Sleep
Sleep & Disease Everyone has heartburn from time to time. When it becomes chronic, it can actually affect your sleep! Learn more about GERD and what you can do to treat it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Food and Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Everyone loves food! Did you know some foods can actually make you tired while others can wake you up? Learn more about different foods and how they can affect your sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Drowsy Driving
Sleep & Travel Your eyelids droop and your head starts to nod. Yawning becomes almost constant and your vision seems blurry. You blink hard, focus your eyes and suddenly realize that you’ve... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Dreams and Sleep
The Science of Sleep In ancient societies, dreams guided political, social and everyday decisions. Early books, including the Bible, are filled with references to divine visions during sleep. On the... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Diet, Exercise and Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Your diet and how often you exercise could be affecting your sleep! See how these things are related. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Depression and Sleep
Sleep & Disease Does your depression affect your ability to sleep? Don't worry, there are things you can do to sleep better with depression. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Dementia and Sleep
Sleep & Disease Alzheimer's disease and senile dementia are characterized by frequent sleep disturbance, both for those diagnosed and their caregivers. In fact, many caregivers cite sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Children and Sleep
Children, Teens & Sleep Are your children sleeping enough? Find out how much sleep they really need. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Caffeine and Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle We all reach for that cup of coffee in the morning. The caffeine does a great job of keeping us awake. But what else can it do? Find out more about caffeine. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Asthma and Sleep
Sleep & Disease Asthma is a common chronic lung condition that affect many people in the United States. Not only does it affect breathing, it can also affect sleeping! Find out more about asthma... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Women and Sleep
Women's Sleep Topics Did you know that women reported sleeping less than men? As a woman, there are many factors keeping you from sleeping. Find out why that is and how you can get back to... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep and Loss
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Choosing a CBT for Insomnia Specialist
Ask The Expert For more information about Insomnia, visit National Sleep Foundation's official Insomnia hub.  Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Sleep and Parasomnias
Ask The Expert Have you been told you do strange things in your sleep? Find out why and how you can go back to "normal" sleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Teeth Grinding
Sleep Related Movement Disorders Have you ever woken up with a sore jaw? You might be grinding your teeth in your sleep! Find out more about this common problem and how you can prevent it. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Bedwetting
Sleep Problems Many children wet the bed while asleep. Learn more about bedwetting and understand what to do to help keep the sheets dry and your children fast asleep. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Allergies and Sleep
Sleep Problems Everyone suffers from allergies at some point. Did you know they can cause sleeping problems? Learn how you can sleep better with your allergies. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Alzheimer's Disease and Sleep
Sleep & Disease Alzheimer's disease can cause major disruption in the lives of sufferers and their families. Unfortunately, it can also affect sleep. Learn more about Alzheimer's affects on sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

Aging and Sleep
Sleep & Your Lifestyle Aging is an inevitable part of life. It can cause many changes in our lives. One of these changes is in sleeping patterns. Learn more about how the aging process affects... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!

ADHD and Sleep
Sleep & Disease ADHD doesn't only affect kids during the day. It can also affect them at night! Learn more about ADHD and how you can help your child sleep better. Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!