The Father of Sleep Medicine, Dr. William Dement will host an online conference, Thursday, May 20, 10 pm EDT! During the online conference he will discuss how to get a good night's sleep and answer questions from participants.
This Web-based event is hosted by BetterHealth.com, a division of iVillage: The Women's Network
(iVillage.com), in cooperation with the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Mark your calendar to log on to betterhealth and check out this online event!
Better Health is also adding more sleep resources to its site, and will also include Dr. Dement in its popular "Ask the Expert" section. Responses to select sleep questions submitted by Internet users will be published, and Dr. Dement will respond to up to four questions a month. (5/20/99)
Walla Walla, Washington has some exciting activities planned for the National Sleep Awareness Week! (3/17/99)
The National Sleep Awareness Week is March 29 - April 4, 1999. The National Sleep Foundation sponsors this annual event. Find out what is happening that week!
Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT) is to host a National Symposium on reducing truck driver fatigue in February. Truck crash fatality rate climbs to 4.1% as driving a truck remains most dangerous profession in the USA for third consecutive year.
The web site Healthology is featuring Sleep Disorders, Getting the Sleep You Need: What You Can Do About Restless Nights & Sleepy Days for the month of December. There are articles, RealAudio broadcasts with sleep specialists, a Community Bulletin Board and more. (12/8/98)
The FDA has approved the use of Somnoplasty for the treatment of sleep apnea. (11/5/98)
On Thursday, October 29, 1998, The Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-95) will blast off with former Astronaut John Glenn among its crew and will be studying among other things, the effects of spaceflight on astronaut sleeping patterns. Check out the countdown to launch web site too!
The Sleep-2 experiment will evaluate the normal sleep patterns of crew members before, during, and after space flight in order to identify the factors that may be contributing to sleep disturbances that are known to occur during space flight. This experiment will also perform a preliminary evaluation of the effectiveness of the pineal hormone melatonin as a hypnotic during space flight. Crew activities include donning the sleep gear and manual testing of alertness during several flight days, as well as providing and processing urine samples.
The Results of the National Sleep Foundation's Poll on Women and Sleep is now available. (10/23/98)
Early to Bed, Early to Rise? Stanford researchers and collaborators find evidence in our genes that determines if we are a day person or night person. Are you an owl or a lark? (9/22/98)
Read the results of a study reported in the journal Pediatrics of children and school performance: Sleep Problems May Lower Childs Grades. (9/10/98)
The Sleep Well Web Site was featured in the At Health's weekly Newsletter which featured Sleep Disorders as its theme. (6/5/98)
- On April 1, 1998 the Oprah Show had Dr. James Maas, the author of "Power Sleep," as a guest. The subject was Sleep Deprivation in America.
- The last NASA Mission, STS-90 had NEUROLAB aboard the Columbia Space Shuttle. Aspects of sleep are being studied by the SLEEP TEAM, led by sleep Doc Charles Czeisler of Harvard Medical School and Dr. J.B. West of the California University at San Diego. (4/98)
- CBS News This Morning aired an interview with Dr. William Dement on Friday, March 13th, between 8:30 and 9 am. The segment title was "Snooze You Can Use." (3/11/98)
- On Wednesday, March 11, 1998, the author of "Power Sleep," Dr. James Maas spoke at Printers Inc. Bookstore, in Palo Alto, California at 8pm. (3/9/98)
- On Tuesday, March 3rd, Dateline NBC aired a report on sleep deprivation that explored its physical and professional ramifications. Included was a study of an Indiana glass factory that addressed the problem among its employees.
- March 25th the National Sleep Foundation held a press conference to reveal the 1998 Omnibus "Sleep in America" Poll results and to kick off "National Sleep Awareness Week," March 30 - April 5.
- The testimony heard by the Subcommittee on Health and Environment on March 26th is now available to read. (3/27/98)
- Concurrent Resolution 250 was introduced to the House on March 25th by Congressman John Dingell. Check activism for more details. (3/20/98)
- On Friday, February 27th ABC's 20/20 did a segment on Sleep Deprivation in America.
- On Friday night February 6, 1998, DATELINE NBC did a segment on the new "blue light therapy" to treat jet lag.
- The February edition of LIFE magazine had the cover article "Why 70 Million of us Are Sleepless in America." (1/21/98)
- The San Francisco Examiner Magazine had an article "Overcoming Sleeping Sickness," by Jeremy Larner, (screenwriter who wrote "The Candidate") who suffers from sleep apnea. The same article appeared in the Nov. 1997 issue of New Choices magazine. (1/18/98)
- There is a new discovery that helps reset the body's internal clock. It involves shining a bluish light on the skin behind the knees at specific times during the day. This discovery was made by Scott S. Campbell and Patricia J. Murphy of Cornell University. Their findings were published in the Journal Science(free registration), and is offically titled "Extraocular Circadian Phototransduction in Humans." You may read an abstract of the article at the journal's website. Other articles about this can be seen at CNN, Yahoo, and The New York Times. (free registration - search for "jet-lag") (1/16/98)
- The Sleep Wellwas chosen as a Site of the Day for Thursday, February 20th by Planet Science! They are the award winning online voice of New Scientist, the world's leading science & technology news weekly. To visit the site, you must register....but its free!
- The Sleep Well was chosen by SleepNet to be "Site of the Week," the week of February 10th. Check it out!
- The American Sleep Apnea Association has announced they are now online! The address is: http://www.sleepapnea.org Check it out!
- There is a new web page to check out....it's the Central Sleep Apnea Informational Page. The page is still under construction. It currently answers questions like "What is Central Sleep Apnea (CSA), What are the symptoms of CSA, How is CSA treated and what is mixed apnea." There is also an abstract about CSA and links to other sleep sites.
- Don't forget, its the Silver Anniversary Year of Sleep Medicine at Stanford University! Find out what the celebration is all about and the exciting events that are planned.
- The National Academy Press selected The Sleep Well site as "The Cool Science Link of the Day," on January 24, 1997! The National Academy Press is the publisher for the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. Way cool!
- Did you happen to see the New York Times Magazine on Sunday, January 5th? The cover story was titled "Awakening to Sleep." A very worthwhile article to read if you can find a copy!
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