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Lack of Sleep is Possible Culprit in Another Fatal Truck Crash

A Wal-Mart stores truck driver is facing criminal charges, with a criminal complaint alleging that the driver suffered from lack of sleep and had not slept in 24 hours. According to several other media outlets, the New Jersey Turnpike crash critically injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, and killed another man. WSJ reporter Yoni Bashan Read More …

Sleep Deprivation and False Memories Linked

Researchers at the University of California and Michigan State University found that sleep deprivation may actually create false memories. Physical disorders have long been linked to poor sleep, and the study titled “Sleep Deprivation and False Memories” published in Psychological Science builds on previous work that found a poor/false memory connection to sleep. Previous studies Read More …

It’s Time to Pay Attention to Sleep, the New Health Frontier

Sleep specialists and sleep lab directors can now say, “I told you so,” thanks to an April 2014 Time Magazine feature that boldly declares sleep as nothing less than the “New Health Frontier.” The 1,300-plus word article in the venerable news magazine quotes prominent sleep physicians who readily declare sleep as one of the three Read More …

The Link Between Type II Diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sebastian Schmid, MD, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Lubeck, Germany, led a comprehensive review of research related to sleep loss and its effect on metabolism. The investigation showed a “clear association between short sleep duration and an increased prevalence of the metabolic syndrome.” Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term for various risk Read More …