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Released: 28-Sep-2022 4:55 PM EDT
AASM Foundation awards AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow scholarships to medical students
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Foundation announced today that it has awarded four $10,000 scholarships to U.S. medical students through the American Medical Association Foundation (AMAF) Physicians of Tomorrow program.

Released: 26-Sep-2022 11:40 AM EDT
Financial and health-related worries keeping Americans up at night, survey shows
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults have lost sleep due to economic stress and health concerns, according to a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. To help keep stressors at bay, the AASM provides healthy sleep tips.

Released: 21-Sep-2022 3:35 PM EDT
American Academy of Sleep Medicine advises parents to seek medical advice before giving melatonin to children
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Melatonin use among children and teenagers is on the rise. Today, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine released a health advisory encouraging parents to talk to a health care professional before giving melatonin or any supplement to children.

Newswise: New video aims to help children feel more comfortable using CPAP
Released: 12-Sep-2022 11:45 AM EDT
New video aims to help children feel more comfortable using CPAP
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new video developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers tips to help children with sleep apnea adjust to using a CPAP machine and understand the benefits of treatment.

Released: 7-Sep-2022 9:05 AM EDT
Are you TikTok Tired? 93% of Gen Z admit to staying up past their bedtime due to social media
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reveals that 93% of Gen Z have lost sleep because they stayed up “past their bedtime” to view or participate in social media.

Released: 25-Aug-2022 11:25 AM EDT
With Back to School Comes Back to Sleep: Third Annual Student Sleep Health Week to be Held Sept. 12-18
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is holding the third annual Student Sleep Health Week Sept. 12-18, 2022, to educate students, parents and educators about the importance of sleep for success, well-being and overall health.

Newswise: Nearly 70% of Americans admit they have lost sleep due to environmental worries
Released: 9-Aug-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Nearly 70% of Americans admit they have lost sleep due to environmental worries
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reveals that most Americans (69%) have lost sleep due to environmental worries. Notably, one-half of those aged 18-24 claim to always, almost always or often lose sleep compared to 10% of Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation.

   
Newswise: The “Sunday Scaries” are real: A third of Gen Z and Millennials struggle to fall asleep on Sunday nights
Released: 25-Jul-2022 2:30 PM EDT
The “Sunday Scaries” are real: A third of Gen Z and Millennials struggle to fall asleep on Sunday nights
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reveals that a third of Generation Z and Millennials struggle to fall asleep on Sunday nights, often due to worrying about work.

Newswise: Nearly 3 in 10 Americans Affected by Insomnia, and Many are Self Medicating
Released: 20-Jun-2022 10:45 AM EDT
Nearly 3 in 10 Americans Affected by Insomnia, and Many are Self Medicating
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Nearly 3 in 10 Americans (28%) say insomnia has a negative impact on their daily lives, according to a new survey from the AASM. On June 21, Insomnia Awareness Night will drive awareness about chronic insomnia and discuss healthy ways to treat it.

Newswise: Sleep is not a priority for men: many losing sleep to play video games and drink alcohol
Released: 13-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Sleep is not a priority for men: many losing sleep to play video games and drink alcohol
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reveals that 75% of men have stayed up “past their bedtime” and lost sleep due to video games, and 62% have lost sleep due to alcohol.

Newswise: Is Fido a Bed Hog or a Cuddle Buddy? Almost Half of Americans Sleep with Pets
Released: 6-Jun-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Is Fido a Bed Hog or a Cuddle Buddy? Almost Half of Americans Sleep with Pets
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reveals that Americans sleep with their pets – and many report sleeping better in their presence.

Newswise: Women 1.5x More Likely Than Men to Wake Up Feeling Tired
Released: 16-May-2022 12:40 PM EDT
Women 1.5x More Likely Than Men to Wake Up Feeling Tired
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reveals women are more likely than men to wake up feeling tired and are more likely to have sleepiness affect their daily lives.

8-Mar-2022 8:00 PM EST
AASM calls for end of seasonal time changes ahead of “springing forward”
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

With spring quickly approaching, most of those in the U.S. must prepare to spring forward with the start of daylight saving time on Sunday, March 13. As a House committee prepares to hold a hearing on daylight saving time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine emphasizes that these seasonal time changes should be abolished.

Newswise: New Year’s resolution: Don’t let COVID-somnia drag you down
Released: 28-Dec-2021 11:05 AM EST
New Year’s resolution: Don’t let COVID-somnia drag you down
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Everyone aims to have a happier new year, but drudging through another year of a global pandemic is daunting, especially if you’re having trouble sleeping at night. According to a survey commissioned by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, more than half of Americans (56%) say they have experienced “COVID-somnia,” an increase in sleep disturbances, since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Released: 28-Oct-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Why sleep experts recommend eliminating time changes and sticking with permanent standard time
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Daylight saving time is coming to an end on Nov. 7, when most of the country will “fall back” to standard time by setting our clocks back one hour. If the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) had its way, we would never change our clocks back to daylight saving time.

Released: 27-Sep-2021 10:30 AM EDT
CDC awards grant to American Academy of Sleep Medicine for obstructive sleep apnea awareness project
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded a grant to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for a new awareness program focused on improving recognition of obstructive sleep apnea, a chronic disease that involves the repeated collapse of the upper airway during sleep.

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Released: 15-Sep-2021 8:05 AM EDT
New video explains the science behind sleepy teens
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new video developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers tips to help sleep-deprived teenagers get healthy sleep on a regular basis.

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Released: 7-Sep-2021 8:05 AM EDT
American Academy of Sleep Medicine organizes second annual Student Sleep Health Week
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

As many students return to classrooms for the first time in more than a year, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine encourages students, families, and teachers to recognize that sleep is essential for health and learning. To highlight the importance of healthy sleep for students, the AASM is organizing the second annual Student Sleep Health Week, Sept. 12-18, 2021.

14-Jul-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Guiding principles for work shift duration published by American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Key factors for determining shift length will help manage fatigue-related risks while meeting operational demands

Released: 21-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Insomnia Awareness Night to Shed Light on Impact of Sleeplessness
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine are working to raise awareness of one of the most common sleep problems with Insomnia Awareness Night on June 22, 2021.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

   
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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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