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Newswise: Is it more than a snore? Recognizing sleep apnea warning signs
Released: 8-Jun-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Is it more than a snore? Recognizing sleep apnea warning signs
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

New research from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), shows nearly 70% of Americans who sleep with a bed partner report that their partner snores while sleeping. Since snoring can be an indicator of sleep apnea, the AASM is asking Americans to consider, “Is it more than a snore?”

Released: 17-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Treating Sleep Disorders is Safe and Effective
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Americans are losing sleep due to the pandemic but not pursuing help at a sleep center. That is why the AASM is educating the public about how visiting a sleep center is safe and effective.

Newswise: Americans continue struggling for a good night’s sleep during the pandemic
Released: 13-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Americans continue struggling for a good night’s sleep during the pandemic
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The coronavirus pandemic continues to have a negative impact on our sleep, according to new findings from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Newswise: Ditching the daylight saving time change for better sleep, health and safety
Released: 8-Mar-2021 7:00 AM EST
Ditching the daylight saving time change for better sleep, health and safety
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

If the month of March has you dreading the night when we “spring forward” to daylight saving time, you’re not alone. More than half of Americans say they’re tired after the time change, and 63% of Americans say that they support the elimination of seasonal time changes in favor of a national, fixed, year-round time. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, research supports public opposition to seasonal time changes, and sleep science suggests that permanent standard time is the best option.

Newswise: Resolve to achieve healthy sleep in 2021
Released: 21-Dec-2020 9:35 AM EST
Resolve to achieve healthy sleep in 2021
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

According to a recent survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 85% of U.S. adults do not get the recommended seven hours or more of sleep every night. With the new year comes the opportunity for Americans to reset habits to include making healthy sleep a priority.

Newswise: 68% of Americans lose sleep to drinking alcohol, survey says
Released: 16-Nov-2020 10:05 AM EST
68% of Americans lose sleep to drinking alcohol, survey says
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Think twice before drinking that holiday nightcap. According to a recent survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), a vast 68% of Americans have lost sleep due to drinking alcohol past bedtime. With the holidays approaching, the AASM explains why alcohol and sleep don’t mix.

Newswise: Drivers beware – nearly half of Americans admit to drowsy driving
Released: 26-Oct-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Drivers beware – nearly half of Americans admit to drowsy driving
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) finds that 45% of Americans struggle to stay awake while driving a car, posing a risk to fellow drivers. To commemorate Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, the AASM provides tips to achieve healthy sleep before getting behind a wheel.

Newswise: Survey says: Baseball fans are losing sleep
Released: 20-Oct-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Survey says: Baseball fans are losing sleep
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

More than one-fifth (22%) of Americans report they are more tired than usual during the World Series, according to an American Academy of Sleep Medicine survey. Hit a home run with sleep during the championship baseball series with these tips.

Newswise: Nearly One in Three Americans Sacrifice Sleep on Election Night
Released: 14-Oct-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Nearly One in Three Americans Sacrifice Sleep on Election Night
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) finds that 32% of Americans are more tired than usual the day after election night. Poor sleep on election night is fueled by later bedtimes, blue light exposure and the physical and mental tolls of election uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: One in five Americans sleeping worse due to COVID-19, survey shows
Released: 12-Oct-2020 1:25 PM EDT
One in five Americans sleeping worse due to COVID-19, survey shows
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our lives, including how well we sleep at night. In fact, a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reveals that more than one in five Americans (22%) are sleeping worse than before the pandemic.

Newswise: Seasonal time changes losing favor as U.S. prepares to “fall back”
Released: 6-Oct-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Seasonal time changes losing favor as U.S. prepares to “fall back”
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A recent survey from the AASM found that 63% of Americans support the elimination of seasonal time changes in favor of a national, fixed, year-round time. As the U.S. prepares to “fall back” on November 1, are seasonal time changes losing favor? Medical experts and legislators say yes.

Newswise: 57% of Parents Say Students Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep
Released: 14-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT
57% of Parents Say Students Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

n a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), more than half of parents said they have a child or teenager who does not get enough sleep. To highlight the importance of healthy sleep, the AASM is conducting the first-ever Student Sleep Health Week, Sept. 14-20, 2020.

Released: 31-Aug-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Atheists are more likely to sleep better than Catholics and Baptists
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new study of sleep, religious affiliation, and perceptions of heaven found that atheists and agnostics are significantly more likely to be better sleepers than Catholics and Baptists.

Released: 27-Aug-2020 2:10 PM EDT
American Academy of Sleep Medicine calls for elimination of daylight saving time
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Public health and safety would benefit from eliminating daylight saving time, according to a new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Newswise: Survey: A Majority of U.S. Adults Lose Sleep Due to Reading
Released: 23-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Survey: A Majority of U.S. Adults Lose Sleep Due to Reading
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Feeling sleepy, bookworms? Chances are you’re not alone. A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reveals that a majority (66%) of U.S. adults report losing sleep due to reading “past their bedtime.”

Newswise: Summer is Long on Fun, Short on Sleep
Released: 20-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Summer is Long on Fun, Short on Sleep
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) shows many adults sleep less than usual during the summer. The AASM provides sleep tips for a restful summer.

Newswise: Vivid Dreams in Times of Stress
Released: 23-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Vivid Dreams in Times of Stress
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

With the global pandemic and nationwide protests, Americans are more stressed than ever, and strange and vivid dreams are a reality for many.

Newswise: Insomnia Awareness Night to Shed Light on Impact of Sleeplessness
Released: 15-Jun-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Insomnia Awareness Night to Shed Light on Impact of Sleeplessness
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

June 22 observance will drive attention to the lasting symptoms and consequences of chronic insomnia, featuring guidance from experts at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and American Alliance for Healthy Sleep.

Released: 23-Apr-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Stress, Sleep and the Coronavirus
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

With the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation, many people are experiencing increased stress. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Dr. Wickwire provide tips on how to manage anxiety to foster healthy sleep.

Newswise: Distracted, Drowsy and Deadly
Released: 10-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Distracted, Drowsy and Deadly
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Survey results from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) find that nearly half of U.S. adults have struggled to stay awake while driving. To help drivers stay alert at the wheel, the AASM offers tips for National Distracted Driving Month in April.

Newswise: With basketball tournaments looming, 72% of men admit to staying up late to watch sports
Released: 3-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EST
With basketball tournaments looming, 72% of men admit to staying up late to watch sports
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) shows that many people — men in particular — prioritize watching sports over getting sleep. As the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments approach, the AASM offers insight on why sleep is important for both viewers and players.

Newswise: Celebrate World Sleep Day with better sleep for a better life
Released: 26-Feb-2020 2:25 PM EST
Celebrate World Sleep Day with better sleep for a better life
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Friday, March 13, will mark the 13th annual World Sleep Day, organized by the World Sleep Society as a global call to action about the importance of healthy sleep. Sufficient sleep is one of the three pillars of a healthy lifestyle — along with good nutrition and regular exercise.

Newswise: Survey Shows 55% of U.S. adults feel tired after spring daylight saving time transition
Released: 19-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Survey Shows 55% of U.S. adults feel tired after spring daylight saving time transition
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A survey conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found that 55% of Americans are tired the day following the spring daylight saving time transition. Fatal traffic accident risks increased by 6%, and women are more likely to visit the hospital for atrial fibrillation.

Newswise: Stop the Snore, Save the Romance
Released: 23-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST
Stop the Snore, Save the Romance
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers tips for Valentine’s Day to prevent snoring from being the third wheel in your relationship.

Newswise: Sleep-Deprived Due to the Super Bowl? 40% of U.S. Adults Usually Are
Released: 20-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
Sleep-Deprived Due to the Super Bowl? 40% of U.S. Adults Usually Are
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

New survey results from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) show that 40% of Americans admit to being more tired than usual the Monday after the Super Bowl. The AASM provides sleep tips for the night of the big game.

Newswise: Untreated Sleep Apnea Puts Heart Health at Risk
Released: 16-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST
Untreated Sleep Apnea Puts Heart Health at Risk
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

With February’s focus on American Heart Month, people should be aware that sleep apnea impacts heart health. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns that obstructive sleep apnea affects nearly 30 million Americans, and it can lead to serious cardiovascular consequences.

Newswise: Time to Hibernate? 34% of U.S. Adults Say They Sleep More During Winter
Released: 6-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
Time to Hibernate? 34% of U.S. Adults Say They Sleep More During Winter
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

New survey results from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) show that more than one-third of Americans sleep more during the winter. The AASM provides tips and insights for using the winter to improve sleep habits year-round.

Newswise: New Year’s resolutions for the sleepiest day of the year
Released: 12-Dec-2019 5:05 AM EST
New Year’s resolutions for the sleepiest day of the year
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

New Year’s Day is the sleepiest day of the year according to American Academy of Sleep Medicine survey results of 2,003 U.S. adults.

Newswise: Americans are More Tired on Black Friday
Released: 25-Nov-2019 4:55 PM EST
Americans are More Tired on Black Friday
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that 61% of 18- to 24-year-olds are more tired than usual on Black Friday.

Newswise: New survey: 88% of US adults lose sleep due to binge-watching
Released: 4-Nov-2019 10:00 AM EST
New survey: 88% of US adults lose sleep due to binge-watching
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

According to a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, U.S. adults rank sleep as their second most important priority, following family. However, data show that Americans are often limiting their opportunities to get enough healthy sleep. A primary culprit? Binge-watching.

Newswise: Too many Americans admit to driving while drowsy
Released: 22-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Too many Americans admit to driving while drowsy
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

New survey results from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine highlight the prevalence of drowsy driving. To help drivers stay awake at the wheel, the AASM offers tips for National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, Nov. 3-10.

Newswise: When daylight saving time ends, 41% plan to 'fall back' to sleep
Released: 17-Oct-2019 6:05 AM EDT
When daylight saving time ends, 41% plan to 'fall back' to sleep
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The end of daylight saving time is an opportunity to prioritize sleep and a reminder about the importance of healthy sleep year-round. New survey results from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine suggest how adults will use the extra hour. The AASM also provides sleep tips for the time change.

Newswise: Tips to Prioritize Healthy Sleep this School Year
Released: 6-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Tips to Prioritize Healthy Sleep this School Year
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The beginning of a new school year is a great time to refresh daily routines, including sleep schedules. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers recommendations for sleep duration by age and a bedtime calculator to help reset habits.

Released: 7-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Teens sleep longer, are more alert for homework when school starts later
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Preliminary findings from a new study of middle school and high school students suggest that they got more sleep and were less likely to feel too sleepy to do homework after their district changed to later school start times.

Newswise: Women underreport prevalence and intensity of their own snoring
Released: 23-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Women underreport prevalence and intensity of their own snoring
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new study of adults who were referred for evaluation of a suspected sleep disorder suggests that women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness.

Released: 14-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT
NFL, NBA, and NHL Teams Have a Disadvantage When Traveling West
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new study found that the NFL, NBA and NHL teams traveling from west to east had a higher winning percentage compared to teams traveling in the opposite direction.

Released: 13-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Recharge with Sleep: Pediatric Sleep Recommendations Promoting Optimal Health
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has released official consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers to avoid the health risks of insufficient sleep.

Released: 5-May-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Study Links Sleep Duration and Frequent Snoring to Poorer Breast Cancer Survival
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new study reports that short sleep duration combined with frequent snoring reported prior to cancer diagnosis may influence subsequent breast cancer survival.

Released: 14-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST
Study Suggests That What You Eat Can Influence How You Sleep
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Daily intake of fiber, saturated fat and sugar may impact sleep quality.

Released: 29-Nov-2012 12:20 PM EST
Lack of Sleep Leads to Insulin Resistance in Teens
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new study suggests that increasing the amount of sleep that teenagers get could improve their insulin resistance and prevent the future onset of diabetes.

Released: 29-Nov-2012 12:00 PM EST
Sleep Duration Affects Hunger Differently In Men and Women
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new study suggests that increasing the amount of sleep that adults get could lead to reduced food intake, but the hormonal process differs between men and women.


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