No sense of safety ’: how the Beirut blast created a mental health crisis
A year on from the devastating explosion, people are struggling to sleep and PTSD is widespread – amid economic chaos (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Doubles Odds for Sudden Death
New research shows sleep apnea may also increase the risk for high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This £6 blackout eye mask will help you get a better night's sleep
Whether you struggle to fall asleep or if the lighter mornings are playing havoc with your sleeping pattern, a sleep mask or eye mask can help by blocking out light to ensure a peaceful and... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using a biomathematical model to assess fatigue risk and scheduling characteristics in Canadian wildland firefighters - Jeklin AT, Davies HW, Bredin SSD, Perrotta AS, Hives BA, Meanwell L, Warburton DER, Jeklin AT, Davies HW, Bredin SSD, Perrotta AS, Hives BA, Meanwell L, Warburton DER.
This study examined the shift parameters that contribute to sleep loss and on-duty fatigue in British Columbia Wildfire Service (BCWS) firefighters using sleep-wake data, work-rest data and alertness and fatigue predictions from a biomathematical model (BM... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Doubles Odds for Sudden Death
TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 -- With apologies to William Shakespeare, this is the stuff bad dreams are made of: Sleep apnea may double your risk for sudden death. The condition— in which a person's airway is repeatedly blocked during sleep,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bringing the hospital home: Taking high-level care beyond hospital walls
It seems there really is no place like home. Especially, when it comes to helping patients recover from illness. In medical terms it ’s a concept known as “Hospital at Home.” And it can offer a host of benefits for patients, including reduced mortality rates, better quality sleep, and increased movement for patients (something that helps spur recovery). The idea itself is nothing new, particularly for patients with minor a ilments. In fact, Hospital at Home approaches come backed by years of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Keith H. Bachman Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Covid puts one in 10 beds to sleep
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More Activity, Less Sitting May Cut Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Prospective cohort study shows more hours of physical activity, fewer hours sitting at work/away from home may lower risk for OSA (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

More Activity, Less Sitting May Cut Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 -- The incidence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is negatively associated with physical activity and positively associated with sedentary hours, according to a study published online July 21 in the European Respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Babies of parents who work from home sleep for extra 40 MINUTES each night, study claims 
Parents that worked from home during the pandemic recorded their babies getting 40 minutes more sleep every night, researchers at Flinders University in Australia found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleepiness behind the wheel and the implementation of European driving regulations - Mcnicholas WT.
Sleep disturbance and sleepiness are established risk factors for driving accidents and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most prevalent medical disorder associated with excessive daytime sleepiness. Because effective treatment of OSA reduces accident r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Self-rated sleep quality predicts incident suicide ideation in US military veterans: results from a 7-year, nationally representative, prospective cohort study - McCarthy E, DeViva JC, Southwick SM, Pietrzak RH.
Sleep disturbance is a risk factor for future suicidal behaviours (e.g. suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, death by suicide), and military veterans are at increased risk for both poor sleep and death by suicide relative to civilians. The purpose of this s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ZZ Top performs first concert without Dusty Hill following his sudden death at 72 years old
ZZ Top performed for the first time since the death of longtime band member Dusty Hill. The guitarist passed away in his sleep at his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role of sleep disturbance in the associations of borderline personality disorder symptom severity to nonsuicidal self-injury and suicide risk among patients with substance use disorders - Scamaldo KM, Tull MT, Gratz KL.
This study sought to examine the explanatory role of sleep disturbance in the associations of borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptom severity to nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide risk within an at-risk sample of patients with substance use ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The sleep gap: If you’re wealthy, you probably get plenty. If you’re poor or a minority, you may not, research finds
Sleep deficits are robbing poor people and racial minorities of health and earning power. What can be done? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Ellison Source Type: news

Squad' member vows to sleep outside Capitol as eviction freeze nears end
Congresswoman Cori Bush urged Democratic colleagues to join her in sleeping outside of the US Capitol in an effort to extend nationwide... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can't sleep? Two common health conditions could be to blame finds new study
LACK of sleep can carry significant consequences for an individual, including low energy, irritability and sleepiness during the day. Getting the right amount of good quality sleep has many benefits for physical and mental health. A new study has found two common conditions can cause alterations to the quantity and quality of sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioral therapy for sleep disturbance and fatigue following acquired brain injury: predictors of treatment response - Ymer L, McKay A, Wong D, Frencham K, Grima N, Tran J, Nguyen S, Ponsford J.
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with treatment response to cognitive behavioral therapy for sleep disturbance and fatigue (CBT-SF) after acquired brain injury (ABI). SETTING: Community dwelling. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty participants with a traumatic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Groundbreaking Sleep Researcher J. Allan Hobson Dies at 88
He famously contradicted Sigmund Freud's views on the meaning of dreams. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 29, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia
The man reading is a displaced man in the IDP camp ISP in Bunia. Credit: Elena L. Pasquini By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans. Now he is a leader of the ISP camp on the outskirts of Bun...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Firefighter sleep: a pilot study of the agreement between actigraphy and self-reported sleep measures - Billings JM.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the extent of agreement between self-reported measurements of total sleep time (TST) and actigraphy in the fire and emergency services occupation. METHODS: Twenty-four firefighters participate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Dr. J. Allan Hobson, Who Studied the Dreaming Brain, Dies at 88
He disputed the Freudian view that dreams held encrypted codes of meaning, believing instead that they resulted from random firings of neurons in the brain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katharine Q. Seelye Tags: Hobson, J Allan Sleep Dreams Psychology and Psychologists Research Brain Deaths (Obituaries) Harvard Medical School Freud, Sigmund Vermont Source Type: news

Treating Insomnia When Sleep Hygiene Isn ’t Enough
Good sleep habits, called sleep hygiene, can help you get better rest. But it may not work for ongoing insomnia. See what may help instead. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis, CBD, and Sleep
Thinking about trying CBD or other cannabis compound to help you sleep? Here’s what you need to know. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy versus health education for sleep disturbance and fatigue after acquired brain injury: a pilot randomised trial - Ymer L, McKay A, Wong D, Frencham K, Grima N, Tran J, Nguyen S, Junge M, Murray J, Spitz G, Ponsford J.
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance and fatigue are highly prevalent after acquired brain injury (ABI) and are associated with poor functional outcomes. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a promising treatment for sleep and fatigue problems after ABI, althou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

12 Things For Anyone Whose Partner Is A Pain To Sleep With
Get proper rest and keep the peace in your relationship with these genius items. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you SHOULDN’T sleep with a fan on - the 6 important reasons
SLEEPING with a fan is deemed essential when it's hot in the UK, but it could be bad for your health. Here's why you SHOULDN'T sleep with a fan on. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Somnambulism?
Title: What Causes Somnambulism?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - July 28, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Can You Be a Night Owl and an Early Bird?
Title: Can You Be a Night Owl and an Early Bird?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - July 28, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Joey Jordison, Founding Slipknot Drummer, Dead at 46
Drummer died in his sleep on Monday (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Council staff who kept local services and schools running deserve a real pay rise
Staff working for councils and in schools are worth more than the 1.75% pay offer put forward by employers after working through the worst of times, say unions representing local authority workers today (Tuesday). UNISON, GMB and Unite are urging local government employers to rethink their revised pay offer of a 1.75% pay rise (with 2.75% for those on the bottom pay point) for 2021/22 by awarding an increase that will properly and fairly reward council and school support staff. The unions say the offer falls well short of the 10% claim they put forward for this year. Last m...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 27, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release local government pay – the National Joint Council (NJC) Source Type: news

Individuals with and without military-related PTSD differ in subjective sleepiness and alertness but not objective sleepiness - LaGoy AD, Sphar M, Connaboy C, Dretsch MN, Ferrarelli F, Laxminarayan S, Ramakrishnan S, Wang C, Reifman J, Germain A.
Posttraumatic stress disorder-related sleep disturbances may increase daytime sleepiness and compromise performance in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder. We investigated nighttime sleep predictors of sleepiness in Veterans with and without pos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Mind-wandering is accompanied by both local sleep and enhanced processes of spatial attention allocation - Wienke C, Bartsch MV, Vogelgesang L, Reichert C, Hinrichs H, Heinze HJ, D ürschmid S.
Mind-wandering (MW) is a subjective, cognitive phenomenon, in which thoughts move away from the task toward an internal train of thoughts, possibly during phases of neuronal sleep-like activity (local sleep, LS). MW decreases cortical processing of externa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Physical sleeping environment is related to insomnia risk and measures of readiness in US army special operations soldiers - Mantua J, Ritland BM, Naylor JA, Simonelli G, Mickelson CA, Choynowski JJ, Bessey AF, Sowden WJ, Burke TM, McKeon AB.
BACKGROUND: US military service members have characteristically poor sleep, even when 'in garrison' or at one's home base. The physical sleeping environment, which is often poor in military-provided housing or barracks, may contribute to poor sleep quality... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Poor night's sleep increases the risk of sending rude work emails in the morning, study finds 
After a shorter night of sleep, employees had more self regulatory fatigue and engaged in higher levels of cyber incivility at work, according to researchers from A&M University in West Texas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Know When Your Child Has Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a disorder that affects the brain’s ability to control sleep and alertness. Without proper treatment, it can hinder your child’s school, social, and personal life. Learn more about how to support your child though their condition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Severe Sleep Apnea Could Damage Key Blood Vessels
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Severe sleep apnea is associated with major changes in key arteries and could speed up vascular aging, according to new research. The study published Monday in the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Philips’ chief plays down litigation risk over faulty component
Dutch group’s shares have plunged since discovery of defective part in its sleep and respiratory devices (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Daylight Saving Time Change Toughest on Night Owls
Title: Daylight Saving Time Change Toughest on Night OwlsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/26/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/26/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - July 26, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Severe Sleep Apnea Could Damage Key Blood Vessels
Title: AHA News: Severe Sleep Apnea Could Damage Key Blood VesselsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/26/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/26/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pain, fatigue, depressive symptoms and sleep disturbance in young adults with cerebral palsy - van Gorp M, Dallmeijer AJ, van Wely L, de Groot V, Terwee CB, Flens G, Stam HJ, van der Slot W, Roebroeck ME.
PURPOSE: Investigate pain, fatigue, depressive symptoms and sleep disturbance in young adults with cerebral palsy compared to references. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Young adults with cerebral palsy (n  = 97, aged 21-34 years) and age-matched refer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

No effect of chronotype on sleepiness, alertness, and sustained attention during a single night shift - Reiter AM, Sargent C, Roach GD.
The study's aim was to examine the effect of chronotype on cognitive performance during a single night shift. Data were collected from 72 (36f) young, healthy adults in a laboratory study. Participants had a 9 h sleep period (03:00-12:00) followed by an 8 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: What can I do about the music constantly playing in my head? 
Today's reader asks DR ELLIE CANNON about possible treatments for their tinnitus which can cause patients stress and interfere with their sleep patterns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet 3B Medical, a 2021 Fast 50 honoree
3B Medical is a Winter Haven-based company that manufactures and distributes medical and consumer devices in three main segments: oxygen, sleep and disinfection. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Erickson Source Type: news

Effect of Inadequate Sleep on Frequent Mental Distress Effect of Inadequate Sleep on Frequent Mental Distress
Up to one-third of US adults report sleeping less than the recommended amount. Is there a bi-directional relationship between inadequate sleep and mental distress?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

A pilot study of Sleep Scholar: a single-session, internet-based insomnia intervention for college students with a history of suicide ideation - Crosby Msw ES, Witte PhD TK.
OBJECTIVE: Establish the feasibility and acceptability of Sleep Scholar, a single-session, self-guided, internet-based insomnia intervention. PARTICIPANTS: College students with a lifetime history of suicide ideation and at least subclinical insomnia sympt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

How Olympians Are Fighting to Put Athletes ’ Mental Health First
Jackson Avenue is the main road that cuts through Oxford, Miss. At its northern limit, it circles the Ole Miss campus where Raven Saunders had spent the past three years as a student athlete. At its western end, Jackson splits into a T junction populated by a cluster of familiar American fast food restaurants and retail chains: a Walmart Supercenter, a Home Depot, a Popeye’s, a Chick-Fil-A. Saunders, a senior at University of Mississippi and a star shot putter on the school’s track and field team, knew the intersection well. Turn right, and the road led home. Turn left, and the highway hugged a steep drop-off f...
Source: TIME: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized olympics Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

Can't sleep in the heat? A hot bath could be the solution
RUNNING a hot bath is the last thing you'd dream of doing during the heatwave the UK is experiencing right now, but it might just be the solution for your sleepless nights due to the hot weather. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to Avoid Sleep Apnea? Get Off the Sofa
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Here's yet another reason to limit screen time and get moving: Boosting your activity levels could reduce your risk of sleep apnea, according to a new study. Compared to the most active people in the study, those who spent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news