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January 16, 2024

Is Light the Key to Waking Up Early?

Dr. Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, argued convincingly that light is the best way to get people out of bed early. It’s not surprising that alarm clocks that simulate daylight to slowly wake you from sleeping are widely available — and have become very popular over the last decade.
January 4, 2024

Sleep Research Society-Podcast

On this month’s podcast episode, our host interviews Drs. Cathy Goldstein and Max de Zambotti Kiran KG Ravindran to discuss the recently published article in the journal SLEEP, entitled State of Science and Recommendations for Using Wearable Technology in Sleep and Circadian Research.
November 29, 2023

Do Sleep Trackers Work? What Experts Say

Dr. Goldstein said the data from these devices could also reinforce the benefits of sleep hygiene. For example, a user could see how going to bed and getting up at the same time each day positively affects their metrics.
November 27, 2023

Are Edibles Actually Good for Sleep?

Reactions are so individual, Dr. Conroy says, that personal experience matters just as much as what research shows—especially since marijuana is still illegal federally and in about half of U.S. states, which makes it difficult to study. “What we get in the science might be a bit different from the patient’s perspective, largely because the
November 19, 2023

Free sleep clinic reduces sleep health inequities in southeast Michigan

Grateful to be able to support the mission of the AASM Foundation and excited to improve sleep health among vulnerable adults who live in our surrounding communities and experience poverty. We believe that access to health care is a human right and will continue our free sleep clinic for the years to come. Dr. Galit Levi Dunietz
October 16, 2023

Sleep problems can increase as you age. These tips can help.

"About 30 percent of older people get less than seven hours of sleep daily, and almost 20 percent report either frequent insomnia or poor sleep quality, according to aOlder adults tend to have less deep (what’s called non-REM) sleep," says Dr. Ronald Chervin.
July 27, 2023

How To Get Through Work On No Sleep: An Hour-By-Hour Guide

Natural light signals our brains to be up-and-at-’em, says Dr. Deirdre Conroy. So open the window and soak in the first light to activate your energy. Dehydration seriously compounds fatigue, so be sure to drink a glass of water too.
July 24, 2023

How to get a good night's sleep

Some studies suggest that women are 40 per cent more likely to experience sleep disruption than men. And throughout a woman’s life, puberty, pregnancy, menopause and caring responsibilities may all have an effect on the amount of good quality sleep available to women.
June 29, 2023

How to Sleep When It's Really Hot Outside

“A lower body temperature actually facilitates sleep for us,” says Dr. Anita Shelgikar, a professor of neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School. “When it’s harder to maintain that lower body temperature, that can be disruptive to our sleep.”
April 10, 2023

You can get better sleep with wearables. Just focus on the right data.

“These are a proxy for sleep, not sleep as traditionally defined,” said Cathy Goldstein. She says these kinds of gadgets can be really helpful because we “don’t otherwise have a way to track sleep over time for days and days.” The trick? Pay attention to the right kinds of data.
March 27, 2023

Insomnia, Sleep Apnea Rise in Women With MS

“Sleep disorders have gained substantial recognition for their role in cognitive decline, which affects up to 70% of people with multiple sclerosis.”- Dr. Braley. “However, as sleep disorders are frequently underdiagnosed, health care claims data miss many people with sleep disorders who were not evaluated for these conditions."-Dr. Dunietz.