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May 21, 2013
Tonsil surgery improves some behaviors in children with sleep apnea syndrome
Children with sleep apnea syndrome who have their tonsils and adenoids removed sleep better, are less restless and impulsive, and report a generally better quality of life, finds a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health. However, the study found cognitive abilities did not improve compared with children who did not have surgery, and researchers say the findings don’t mean surgery is an automatic first choice.

April 1, 2013 : NIH News in Health
The benefits of slumber: why you need a good night’s sleep
With so many demands on our time, we often sacrifice sleep to fit everything into our days. But sleep affects both mental and physical health, and lack of sleep can have serious consequences. “Sleep affects almost every tissue in our bodies,” says Dr. Michael Twery, a sleep expert at NIH. “It affects growth and stress hormones, our immune system, appetite, breathing, blood pressure and cardiovascular health.”

July 19, 2012 : NIH MedlinePlus
Are you sleep-deprived? Learn more about healthy sleep
Is it difficult for you to fall asleep or stay asleep through the night? Do you wake up feeling tired? Do you feel sleepy during the day, even if you think you've had enough sleep? You might have a sleep disorder. There are many treatments for sleep disorders and ways to make sure you are getting enough healthy sleep.

June 21, 2012 : Wisconsin State Journal
UW study responsible for much of what scientists now know about sleep
David Wahlberg
Dr. Michael Twery, director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, touches on the significance, and contributions, of the NHLBI-supported Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study, which was the first population-based study to link untreated sleep apnea with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality, setting the stage for subsequent studies.

November 9, 2011
Updated NIH Sleep Disorders Research Plan seeks to promote and protect sleep health
Building on scientific advances that link sleep problems to health and safety risks, the National Institutes of Health today released the 2011 NIH Sleep Disorders Research Plan.

April 8, 2010
Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Risk of Stroke
Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of stroke in middle-aged and older adults, especially men, according to new results from a landmark study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.

August 17, 2009
Media Availability: Severe Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Risk of Death
Moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of death from any cause in middle-aged adults, especially men, according to new results from a landmark study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

August 18, 2008
NHLBI Media Availability: Poor Sleep in Teens Linked to Higher Blood Pressure
The first study to look at the relationship between not getting enough sleep and blood pressure in healthy adolescents, has found that teens who slept less than 6.5 hours a night were 2.5 times more likely to have elevated blood pressure compared to those who slept longer.

August 1, 2008
NHLBI Media Availability: Sleep Apnea Linked to Increased Risk of Death
Sleep-disordered breathing (also known as sleep apnea) is associated with an increased risk of death, according to new results from the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort, an 18-year observational study.

June 6, 2007
NHLBI Media Availability: Longer Treatment Benefits Sleep Apnea Patients
Adults with obstructive sleep apnea benefit significantly from longer nightly use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a device to improve breathing during sleep, according to the first study to identify the nightly duration of CPAP use needed to gain maximum benefit for daytime alertness and functioning.

April 6, 2007 : NIH News in Health
The need for sleep: Wake up to the risks of shortened slumber
Experts estimate that about one-third of adult Americans will experience some sort of sleep disorder in their life time. And, while many sleep disorders can be treated, most of them go undiagnosed.

April 6, 2007 : NIH News in Health
The thief of sleep: Sounding the alarm about sleep apnea
When sleep is regularly disrupted throughout the night, the consequences can be dire, from dangerously sleepy driving to higher risks of diabetes and heart disease.

March 23, 2006
NIH Offers New Comprehensive Guide To Healthy Sleep
A comprehensive new handbook from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) explains that sleep is not merely "down time" when the brain shuts off and the body rests.

September 19, 2002
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Launches New and Expanded "Star Sleeper" Web Site
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) today launched Mission Z, a new and expanded Web site to educate young children - their parents, teachers, and pediatricians - about the importance of adequate nighttime sleep for children.

April 11, 2000
NHLBI Study Shows Association Between Sleep Apnea and Hypertension
People with sleep apnea are at special risk for hypertension, according to a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.

January 18, 2000
New Web Site Provides Access to Information on Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Ever wonder why you sleep, or why you don't do your best when you don't get enough sleep?

August 5, 1999
Statement from Gerald D. Fischbach, M.D., Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and Claude Lenfant, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute On Discovery of the Gene for Narcolepsy in Dogs
The discovery of the gene for narcolepsy in dogs by Dr. Emmanuel Mignot and his group at Stanford University School of Medicine has particular importance and significance for the fields of sleep and neurology and for patients with sleep disorders.

June 3, 1999
NHTSA/NIH Combat Problem of Drowsy Driving Among Fast Growing Populations of Shift Workers and Teenagers
Shift workers and teens, among the most vulnerable to a drowsiness-related highway crash, are a target of programs to combat the problem, two federal agencies have announced in a collaborative report to Congress.

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