Work Related Sleep Disorders

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    Veterans with PTSD are at Higher Risk for Sleep Disorders

    PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) manifests itself in many ways. The symptoms of PTSD aren’t limited to distressing memories and emotional trauma. In fact, a large body of research has shown that veterans suffering from PTSD are at increased risk for a host of sleep disorders.  The complex relationship between anxiety, breathing problems, hyperarousal, and intrusive … Read More »

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    The Real Reason They Call it the Graveyard Shift…

    I wanted to start this week with a real warm and fuzzy post about how grateful we are for our sleep technologists. We call them night techs. Each October, the American Association of Sleep Technologists celebrates Sleep Tech Week to recognize the technologists who play a vital role in sleep centers across the country. Who performs … Read More »

  • The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Work Performance

    Busy professionals experience many pressures that impede their ability to obtain optimal amounts of sleep. Working according to shift patterns, working across different time zones simultaneously and international travel¹ are all common causes of sleep loss. In addition, the use of artificial lighting and hand-held technologies at night², ever increasing pressure to perform (and to … Read More »

  • As Claims of Sleep Apnea Rise, More Vets Receive Diagnosis & Treatment

    Since 2009, the number of veterans’ claims for sleep apnea has increased by over 150%, USA Today reports. The surge in reports of sleep apnea can be attributed to growing awareness of the condition, according to officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs. This disorder is becoming increasingly recognized as a serious health concern, which … Read More »

  • Driving Drowsy vs. Driving Drunk: the Fatal Mistake Most People Make

    We all know that drinking and driving is dangerous and illegal… but did you know that driving sleepy is just as dangerous as driving drunk?  Not only do car accidents pose a serious threat for people with chronic sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, but anyone who gets behind a wheel with less than optimal rest … Read More »

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    1/3 of NFL Players Have Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea can occur in any demographic, but this condition, in which sufferers involuntarily cease to breathe is particularly prevalent among professional football players. Did you know that up to 1/3 of NFL players have sleep apnea? Unfortunately, the very size and strength that allows pro football players to excel at their sport, increases the risk for compromised health … Read More »

  • Sleep in the Corporate Culture: restricting sleep is bad for employers and employees

    The overworked, high-powered employee is a recurring archetype in American culture. The most glorified careers in our society–doctors, lawyers, and investment bankers–are notorious for long hours and not providing enough sleep. Our television stations are full of shows that romanticize the quick-paced and exciting lives of emergency room doctors or criminal lawyers, while entirely downplaying … Read More »