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Automakers Hope to Assist in Road-time Fatigue

There are about 100,000 police-reported crashes in the United States every year as a direct result of driver fatigue, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates.  An incident in Japan involving a sleeping bus driver that killed seven people has spurred people to think about driving differently. Automakers hope to use new technology to reduce […]

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Working Night Shifts May Lead to Increased Risks Associated With Sleep Deprivation

While it is not uncommon for people to lose sleep over their jobs, a study shows that jobs that change a bodies natural sleep cycle may lead to increased health risks. Analyzing the results of over 30 studies, international researchers found that working a shift related job can be attributed to a 23 percent increased […]

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Magnetic Brain Therapy Treats Depression Without Negatively Affecting Sleep

One of the major signs and symptoms of depression is insomnia, or trouble sleeping.  It occurs in 50-90% of depressed patients, and it occurs not only because of depression but also the traditional treatment. Many antidepressants prescribed today can stimulate the patient, making it hard to sleep, or they cause fatigue during the day, disrupting sleep […]

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Sleep Apnea Treatment Should Be Viewed As Investment, Not Cost

The American Sleep Apnea Association is pushing for businesses to view the treatment of their employees sleep apnea as an investment rather than a cost. By treating the disorder companies can expect healthier employees who come to work more often. Sleep apnea is a costly disorder, costing businesses between $67 billion and $165 billion in […]

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