sleep

How sleep affects the ocular surfaceAt every age we need adequate, uninterrupted sleep for optimal, wakeful functioning. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.
Tips for taking advantage of Labor Day 2016
Tips for taking advantage of Labor Day 2016Dermatologists, once considered generally immune to burnout, are seeing a sharp increase in occupational fatigue and we're offering some ideas for this Labor Day Weekend to help regain that strong work-life balance.
'Cry it out': Is it safe and effective?Intervening less frequently and at spaced durations is an effective tool in sleep conditioning for infants, particularly when paired with gentler methods, according to a new report.
Too little sleep is tied to teenagers’ injury-related risk behaviorsHigh school students who report sleeping 7 hours or less on an average school night are significantly more likely than their peers who sleep up to 9 hours a night to engage in several injury-related risk behaviors: infrequent bicycle helmet use; infrequent seatbelt use; riding with a driver who has been drinking; drinking and driving; and texting while driving.
Do parents push sleep problems onto their kids?Parents often complain about bedtime rituals and children waking at night. A new report, however, reveals parents who don’t sleep well may actually be misreporting poor sleep in their children.
Night-shift workers, poor sleepers at risk for diabetesThird-shift work may not be recognized as a risk factor for developing diabetes, but poor sleep patterns could contribute, says a new report.
Who are sleep coaches?Sleep coaches are a burgeoning pediatric provider group.
Lack of sleep may speed up skin agingSleep deprivation can increase the signs of aging in the skin and decrease the skin’s ability to recover after sun exposure, a recent clinical trial indicates.
FDA concerned about higher doses of investigational sleep agentThe proposal of the investigational sleep agent called suvorexant (Merck), is believed to target sleep disturbances and insomnia through a different mechanism compared to the agents that are currently on the market, but FDA has concerns over the higher dosages of the drug and its safety profile.
Untreated sleep apnea leads to behavior problems
Untreated sleep apnea leads to behavior problemsChildren with obstructive sleep apnea that is left untreated are at increased risk for developing problems with behavior, learning, and adaptive functioning, according to a 5-year study.