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Healthy Sleep Project Urges Parents to Teach Teens to Avoid Drowsy Driving

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Drowsiness is similar to alcohol in how it compromises driving ability, yet many parents of teen drivers do not recognize the hidden danger of drowsy driving. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project is addressing this public safety threat by urging all parents of teen and novice drivers to talk with their children about getting nine hours of nightly sleep for optimal daytime alertness and committing to pull over or avoid driving if they haven’t gotten enough sleep.

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Dr John Winkelman Joins Flex Pharma’s Scientific Advisory Board

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John Winkelman, MD, PhD, chief of the Sleep Disorders Clinical Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, has joined Flex Pharma Inc’s scientific advisory board. Flex Pharma is a biotechnology company that is developing treatments for exercise-associated muscle cramps, nocturnal leg cramps, and spasms associated with severe neuromuscular conditions.

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Study Deciphers “Noise” in Human Brain During Sleep

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By directly recording electrical activity from the human brain, neuroscientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that distinct, distant groups of brain areas that support memory retrieval act in concert, even during sleep.

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Boeing Patents Upright Sleep Support System

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Airplanes have been trending toward incorporating more sleep-friendly features but most of those have been for business and first class passengers. But Boeing may be bringing airplane better sleep to economy passengers in the future.

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Third of Military Get 5 Hours or Less of Sleep

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A new research report sponsored by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury confirms what many in the military have long suspected: Service members don’t get nearly enough sleep.

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AARP Puts Sleep Trackers To The Test

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AARP is launching a program to give developers of popular and emerging products insight into how Americans 50-plus use technology in order to identify ways to improve the devices for mature consumers. The initiative is called Project Catalyst and its first study is focused on popular sleep and activity trackers.

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DAT1 SNP Linked to Insomnia

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Proove Biosciences, which focuses on personalized medicine, presented the poster “Genetics and Insomnia: Study on the Role of DAT1 in Risk of Insomnia” on March 26 at the Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.