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Americans Report Sleeping Better, Two Years into the Pandemic

A survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reveals that Americans seem to be sleeping better now compared with 2021. Nearly one-third of Americans (31%) say they have experienced “COVID-somnia" since the beginning of the pandemic, a 25%...
30-Nov-2022 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

AASM experts advocate for permanent standard time ahead of “fall back”

On Nov. 6, 2022, daylight saving time will come to an end, and those in most of the U.S. will “fall back” to standard time. Experts at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine argue that the U.S. should adopt permanent standard time for the...
17-Oct-2022 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Politics are keeping Americans up at night: Nearly 60% of adults struggle to fall asleep due to political worries

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reveals that nearly 60% of adults (58%) have lost sleep due to worries about politics.
10-Oct-2022 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AASM Foundation awards AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow scholarships to medical students

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.
28-Sep-2022 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Financial and health-related worries keeping Americans up at night, survey shows

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.
26-Sep-2022 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Sleep Medicine advises parents to seek medical advice before giving melatonin to children

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.
21-Sep-2022 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New video aims to help children feel more comfortable using CPAP

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.
12-Sep-2022 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Are you TikTok Tired? 93% of Gen Z admit to staying up past their bedtime due to social media

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.
7-Sep-2022 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expert Available – “Springing Forward” for Daylight Saving Time

1-Mar-2022 2:05 PM EST

Expert Available – Melatonin Use on the Rise Among U.S. Adults

7-Feb-2022 4:20 PM EST

Patient Safety Week: Sleep Experts Available for Interviews to Discuss Sleep Center Safety, and Why Sleep is Essential to Health

10-Mar-2021 12:30 PM EST

Ditching the daylight saving time change for better sleep, health and safety

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...
8-Mar-2021 7:00 AM EST

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Missing the mark with melatonin: Finding the best treatment for insomnia

10-Feb-2021 11:05 AM EST

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Healthy sleep and immune response to COVID-19 vaccination

13-Jan-2021 12:40 PM EST

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Resolve to achieve healthy sleep in 2021

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...
21-Dec-2020 9:35 AM EST

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Established in 1975, the AASM advances sleep care and enhances sleep health to improve lives. The AASM has a combined membership of 11,000 accredited sleep centers and individuals, including physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who care for patients with sleep disorders. As the leader in the sleep field, the AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research (aasm.org). 



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