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Young, sleepy and driving – A dangerous mix

When we think about the risks of sleep deprivation, health concerns like heart disease and diabetes immediately come to mind. Unfortunately the consequences of sleep deprivation can be even more devastating, and occur more frequently than you may suspect. One of these consequences is motor vehicle accidents, especially among young drivers. According to Kingman P.

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Sleep: Facts from around the world

Earlier this month, the National Sleep Foundation published the 2013 International Bedroom Poll. This study was the first of its kind–it compared various countries around the world on sleep matters such as attitude, time and routines. As Russell Rosenberg, PhD, Director of Research and Investigator at NeuroTrials Research states: “This groundbreaking poll suggests that chronic sleep deprivation is a significant global

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New research finds truth in “beauty” sleep

It may seem like common knowledge, but it’s officially true: You look better when you sleep well! Researchers at the University of Michigan recently used a scientific face-measuring system to determine the impact of CPAP treatment on the attractiveness of 20 participants suffering from sleep apnea. Using a technique called photogrammetry – that is, taking

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Sleep Apnea: Are you at risk?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious sleep disorder that causes a person to repeatedly stop breathing during sleep. It happens when the upper airway gets blocked, which is often the result of the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapsing and closing during sleep. The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that

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Teens and the trouble with sleep texting

When it comes to teenagers, texting can get a little out of control. In fact, a recent study found that one in three teenagers send more than 100 text messages a day. At this rate, it’s not surprising that four out of five teens sleep with their phone on or near their bed. In the

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MedSleep announces Partnership with Biron Sleep

We are pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Biron Sleep Care (Biron), which is the leading provider of Sleep Medicine services in Quebec. Biron operates 33 locations in the province providing clinical consultation, diagnostic testing and therapy for sleep disorders. Biron has an excellent reputation in the community and shares

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Family 411: What to do when babies can’t sleep

The quest for a good night’s sleep is one of the main reasons parents take their children to a pediatrician. But doctors familiar with sleep disorders say the issue is often more about behaviour than it is about medicine. “In my private practice it’s a very common concern, ‘My child doesn’t sleep,’ ” said pediatrician

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